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September Athletes of the Month

Varsity Sport - Sara Riso
Coach Lynch chose to nominate Sara Riso because her scoring average for the season was 38 (par on most courses is 36) in the ten matches she participated in. Riso ranked third in the Monsignor Martin League overall.She was an All Catholic for three years and qualified for State Catholic tournament. As a freshman, Riso was first alternate. Finally, Sarah finished third in the All-Catholic tournament in a field of 15 with a 7 over par score of 79 for 18 holes..

JV Sport- Marisa May
Marisa May was selected by Coach Kim Marron and Coach John as student-athlete of the month. Coach Kim writes, "Marisa May has been a hard-working soccer player since the day we started practice. She never gives up and is continuously working to improve her skills. She knows how to be a team player and is very respectful to her coaches. She has been such a joy to work with and her positive attitude reflects on all of the other players. She has a bright future ahead of her. Keep up the great work Marisa you have made a positive impact on everyone and we would like to thank you for that!

In addition to the two athletes chosen as Student-Athletes  of the month, we would also like to recognize the other athletes who were nominated by their coaches.

From varsity volleyball, Coach Ladowski nominated Morgan Steele. Steele is a tremendous leader as the setter on the court and is an even better student in the classroom, where she challenges several AP courses and excels at all of them.  She can always be counted on to pick the team up, and her level of competition and hustle is unrivaled on our team.

From varsity soccer, goalkeeper Courtney Kaczor was nominated by Coach Glose. Courtney recorded four shut-outs in the opening month of the season, including three games where she was asked to make over 20 saves. Kaczor works hard everyday to help the team get better and in games is a true competitor. Her acrobatic saves have helped lead the team to a 5-4 start.

"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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