MARQUETTE - The Superiorland Kiwanis honored three students for their accomplishments as October Athletes of the Month at Marquette Senior High School. They were recognized at a morning breakfast meeting of the group.
Honored were freshman cross country runner Lindsey Rudden as Female Athlete of the Month and senior football players Joe Iwanicki and Alex Sherbinow sharing the Male Athlete of the Month.
Rudden, the daughter of Jerry and Dana Rudden, won 10 races this season and led the Redettes to six team cross country titles. The team's head coach is Dale Phillips and assistant is Kyle Detmers.
From left are Marquette Senior High School athletic coordinator Jamie Tuma, October male co-athlete Alex Sherbinow, MSHS head football coach David L’Huillier, October male co-athlete Joe Iwanicki, October female athlete Lindsey Rudden, MSHS assistant girls cross country coach Kyle Detmers and Superiorland Kiwanis President John Wells III. (Submitted)
Rudden is also ranked fourth among all past MSHS girls' runners times.
Rudden was named the team's most valuable runner, Great Northern Conference first team, GNC girls Runner of the Year, All-Upper Peninsula Division 1 team, U.P. Dream Team and U.P. Runner of the Year.
She also likes to play basketball and is trying out for that MSHS team this month. Rudden has volunteered to help at track meets and work in the concession stand for Marquette County Youth Football.
Rudden was a member of the National Junior Honor Society at Bothwell Middle School last year, with first marking-period grades at MSHS showing she can do just as well this year.
She has considered attending Michigan State Unviersity and running track and cross country in college.
Iwanicki, the son of Jim and Kim Iwanicki, played football for four years at MSHS and helped the varsity team compile a 5-3 record this season for its third straight postseason appearance. The team's head coach is David L'Huillier.
This season, he was named GNC Lineman of the Year, made the league's all-conference team as a guard and defensive end, and was named All-U.P. Dream Team as a guard. In 2011, he was an All-U.P. Class A-B-C guard and All-GNC guard.
Iwanicki will be on the Redmen wrestling team for the fourth season, two years as a captain.
He has a 3.65 grade-point average and has been a National Honor Society member and been on the honor roll throughout high school.
Iwanicki lifts weights, camps and hunts while also volunteering at youth football camps.
He wants to attend college to major in electricial engineering and play football.
Sherbinow, the son of Shellie Garnsey and Mike Sherbinow, has also played football four four years at MSHS and was one of the varsity team's captains this season.
His honors this season include All-GNC at both running back and linebacker, while he was named All-U.P. Dream Team at linebacker.
A hunter and fisherman, he also has been a member of the Redmen track and field team.
Sherbinow has a 3.4 GPA, volunteered as a camp counselor at Bay Cliff for Bothwell students and helped at the Redmen Youth Football Camp.
He plans to attend college and major in business management or accounting.