3 Redettes among 7 NMU soccer recruits

MARQUETTE – A trio of Marquette Senior High School soccer players are among seven who have signed National Letters of Intent to attend and play the sport at Northern Michigan University.

Wildcat head coach Matt Granstrand said last week that Mikayla Blight, Casey Durand and Carleigh Hillier of MSHS will be joining the NMU team this fall.

Blight is a 5-foot-3 outside midfielder coached by Marquette’s Dan Lebert.

Her club team is Upper Peninsula Select, coached by Lyle Zablocki.

Blight has won the outstanding academic achievement award at MSHS.

Durand is a 5-4 forward also coached by Lebert at MSHS and Zablocki with the U.P. Select club.

She’s a member of her school’s honor roll.

Hillier is a 5-6 midfielder from MSHS who, like Blight and Durand, was coached by Lebert. Hillier played club soccer for both U.P. Select, as well as Vardar, which was coached by Ed Fantozzi.

She, too, is an MSHS honor roll student.

Among the other recruits Granstrand named on Wednesday was Aimee Colla, a 5-6 forward/offensive midfielder from Muskego, Wisconsin, and sister of Wildcat basketball players Alyssa and Ashley Colla.

The others are Madi Larsen, a 5-6 defender from Green Bay, Wisconsin; Sophia Sachs, a 5-5 defender from Green Bay; and Anna Worman, a 5-3 defender/midfielder from Racine, Wisconsin.

“We’re excited to add this group of quality student-athletes as we continue to strive to return to top form,” Granstrand said in a press release.

“We feel comfortable this group, combined with our current young – but talented – squad, will allow us to compete for championships in the near future.”

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at cremsburg@ miningjournal. net.