3 on the First Team

5 Redettes in all honored by Central U.P. Soccer Conference

Sault Ste. Marie’s Sidney Wilkins, center, takes control of the ball as Marquette’s Bridget Pliska pursues her Wednesday evening, May 9, 2018, at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

By Journal Sports Staff

IRON MOUNTAIN — Senior Bridget Pliska and juniors Sophia Bartlett and Lauren Kurzawa were the Marquette Senior High School players who earned First Team honors in the Central Upper Peninsula Soccer Conference this spring.

Pliska and Kurzawa earned their honors as forwards/midfielders while Bartlett was named on defense.

In addition, Redette sophomores Emilee Gooch and Ivy Pickard were named to the honorable mention list.

Marquette finished with a 11-3-2 overall record.

Iron Mountain’s Riley Poupore was named CUPSC Offensive Player of the Year while Kingsford’s Maddy Ryan was Defensive Player of the Year.

Here are the other honorees:

First Team — Forwards/midfielders: Poupore; Brianna Hoffman, IM; Joslyn Perala, Houghton; Marissa Schilling, IM; Defense: Ryan; Bethan Fehr, IM; Marleigh Purdy, Houghton; Goalkeeper: Maria Lorenzetti, Houghton

Honorable mention — Kaaren Liston, Houghton; Mia Broullire-Formolo, IM; Carly Schneider, Kingsford; Liz Penegor, Kingsford; Bailey Johnson, Kingsford; Daryn DuPont, Houghton; Emma Stout, Houghton

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@ miningjournal.net.

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