Individual Team Award Winners

Individual Team Award Winners

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University head coaches named their award winners on Saturday (April 13) at the Sports Hall of Fame and Student-Athlete Awards Banquet.


  • Most Valuable: Lina Lopes
  • Newcomer: Kellisha Harley
  • Most Improved: Kalli Herron
  • Scholar Athlete: Sarah Hamilton


  • Most Valuable: Kim Rietveld
  • Newcomer: Gabby Garza
  • Most Improved: Haley Boroughf
  • Scholar Athlete: Jenna Peplinski

Football (Offense)

  • Most Valuable: Christian Jessie
  • Newcomer: Kyle Steuck
  • Most Improved: Cody Scepaniak
  • Scholar Athlete: Loran Jaddou

Football (Defense)

  • Most Valuable: Zach Anderson
  • Newcomer: Levi Perry
  • Most Improved: Nick Krause

Women’s Basketball

  • Most Valuable: Alyssa Colla
  • Newcomer: Nea Makela
  • Most Improved: Brooke Coenen
  • Scholar Athlete: Abbey Debruin


  • Most Valuable: Jared Coreau
  • Newcomer: Darren Nowick
  • Most Improved: Erik Higby
  • Scholar Athlete: Kory Kaunisto

Cross Country

  • Most Valuable: Mandy Dye
  • Newcomer: Mary Kate Cirelli
  • Most Improved: Olivia Howard
  • Scholar Athlete: Larissa Halonen

Men’s Basketball

  • Most Valuable: Matt Craggs
  • Newcomer: Stephen Pelkofer
  • Most Improved: Kendall Jackson
  • Scholar Athlete: Spencer Huss

Swimming and Diving

  • Most Valuable: Molly Kearney
  • Newcomer: Crystal Bennet
  • Most Improved: Madisen Sechena
  • Scholar Athlete: Aspen McHugh

Men’s Skiing

  • Most Valuable: Erik Soderman
  • Newcomer: Sam Elfstrom
  • Most Improved: Kyle Bratrud
  • Scholar Athlete: Chris Bowler

Women’s Skiing

  • Most Valuable: Rosie Frankowski
  • Newcomer: Mary Kate Cirelli
  • Most Improved: Jordyn Ross
  • Scholar Athlete: Molly Burger

Track and Field

  • Scholar Athlete: Larissa Halonen


  • Scholar Athlete: Patrick Sweeney

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