(Home games in Blue)
3/23 4:30 PM Litchfield L 4-21
3/25 10:00 AM
Roxana (Cancelled)
3/29 4:30 PM Christ our Rock Lutheran L 5-8
3/30 4:30 PM Christ our Rock Lutheran L 5-12
4/3 4:30 PM Litchfield W 6-4
4/6 4:30 PM Gibault L 4-8
4/11 4:30 PM Metro East Lutheran  L 8-9
4/13 4:30 PM Metro East Lutheran W 14-4
4/14 5:00 PM Collinsville W 8-7
4/18 4:30 PM Bunker Hill L 3-13
4/20 4:30 PM rescheduled Bunker Hill    
4/21 4:30 PM Roxana L 0-5
4/24 4:30 PM EAWR L 0-13
4/25 4:30 PM Fr. McGivney L 2-20
4/27 4:30 PM  Fr. McGivney L 11-12
5/1 4:30 PM Althoff W 17-1
5/3 4:30 Greenville L 0-10
5/5 4:30 PM Jerseyville L 3-17
5/6 11:00 AM Red Bud L 3-18
5/9 4:30 PM Bunker Hill L 2-5
4:30 PM 
Hillsboro L 5-12
5/13 10:00 AM Civic Memorial L 2-12
5/15 4:30 PM Althoff (IHSA Regional game)  W 21-6
5/17 4:30 PM Freeburg (IHSA Regional game) L 0-15
* Home games are played at Gordon Moore Park - Diamond 6
** JV games are played after Varsity game unless noted.


2 Myiah Porter 2B, OF 10
3 Alyssa Coles 3B, SS, 2B 10
4 Meredith Zigrang OF, C 11
6 Allie Weiner C, SS 9
10 Alayiah Misuraca 1B, 3B, OF 10
11 Ashlynn Bennett OF, 2B 9
15 Kennedy Eveans P, 1B 10
16 McKennah Youngblood SS, 2B 12
19 Liliy DeRocchi UTIL 11
21 Olivia Tinsley OF, P, IF, C 12
23 Hailey Noss 1B, OF 11
27 Jalynn Dickson OF, C, P 12
33 Sofia Lamere SS,2B,OF 9

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Porter takes over behind plate to help Alton Marquette stay on track

April 4, 2022

ALTON — At first, Hayley Porter was dead set against the idea.

After all, the Alton Marquette senior had spent her first three seasons at shortstop.

But the Explorers were in dire need of a catcher this season. So veteran coach Dan Wiedman turned to Porter.

"She's such a good athlete," Wiedman said. "I was pretty sure she could handle it."

Porter has more than handled the switch.

The 5-foot-1 sparkplug has embraced it.

Porter reached base in all four trips to the plate Monday and turned in an excellent defensive performance in guiding junior pitcher Lauren Lenihan to a one-hitter as the Explorers downed Highland 10-0 in a non-league affair at Gordon Moore Park.

Alton Marquette (7-1) put together a strong effort in bouncing back from its first loss of the season — a 7-6 setback Saturday to Hardin Calhoun. logo
Athletes of the Week: March 24, 2022

Lauren Lenihan • Alton Marquette softball 

A junior pitcher, Lenihan has 45 strikeouts in three wins to start the season. She opened the season by tossing a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a 7-1 win over Granite City. She was even better in her second game, spinning a no-hitter with 19 strikeouts in a 7-0 victory over Christ Our Rock. She then beat Hardin Calhoun 3-2, allowing no earned runs, two hits and fanning 12. Last season, Lenihan posted a 20-6 record with a 1.32 ERA. In 164 innings, she struck out 270 batters and gave up just 90 hits. She was named second-team All-Metro and was a second-team all-state selection by the Illinois Softball Coaches Association.

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Head Coach

Dan Wiedman

Illinois Coaches Association
Hall of Fame Member-2016Dan Weidman

500 WINS
April 12, 2018

Win/Loss record 565-277

Assistant Coaches

Jeff Gaines
Jeff Gaines

assistant coachGreg Gutierrez

Rocky Eveans

2021 All-Metro Team
STL sports

  • Kiley Beth Kirchner, Senior-1st Team
  • Lauren Lenihan, Sophomore-2nd Team
  • Abby Sullivan, Senior-2nd Team

2021 Illinois Coaches Association
Class 2A All-State Team

  • Lauren Lenihan- 2nd team (Pitcher)
  • Kiley Beth Kirchner, Senior-2st Team (Infielder)

2019 Illinois Coaches Association
Class 2A All-State Team

  • Kiley Beth Kirchner-2nd team

  • Jada Johnson-3rd team

2019 Prairie state all conference team | 1st team

Pitcher – Taylor Whitehead

Catcher – Jada Johnson

Infield – KB Kirchner

Infield – Haley Porter

Outfield – Makensie Card


2019 Belleville News-Democrat 1A-2A All-Area Team

Catcher – Jada Johnson

Pitcher - Taylor Whitehead

Infield- Kiley Beth Kirchner


2018 First Team | All-Metro

Tess Eberlin

Meghan Schorman

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2018 Illinois Coaches Association
Class 2A All-State Team

Meghan Schorman 1st Team

Gracie Morris 2nd Team

Tess Eberlin 3rd Team

Jada Johnson 3rd Team

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2018 PSC All-Conference Honors

Pitcher- Meghan Schorman

Designated Hitter- Grace Frost

Utility Player- Taylor Whitehead

Infielder- Tess Eberlin

Outfielders- Jada Johnson & Kiley Beth Kirchner

Honorable Mention- Grace Morris & Kyra Green

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4 IHSA State Finals Appearances

2nd - 2013 Class 3A State Tournament

3rd - 2011 Class 2A State Tournament

4th - 2010 Class 2A State Tournament

Elite Eight - 1991 

5 Sectional Championships

1991, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

10 Regional Championships

1990, 1991, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018

3 Super Sectional Championships

2010, 2011, 2013

South Central Conference Champs

1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012

*Prairie State Conference Champs

2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019


Meghan Schorman
Class of 2018
University of Kentucky

Schorman & Silkwood

While traveling with her University of Kentucky softball team in a game against Louisville on Wednesday, freshman Meghan Schorman ran into another former Marquette Catholic alumnus -- Alexis Silkwood. 

Silkwood, who graduated from the Alton school in 2013, works as a graduate manager with the Louisville softball team. She played at Mississippi State from 2014-2017 and is the school's all-time leader in wins, strikeouts, complete games, innings pitched and appearances. She's currently playing professional ball with the Scrap Yard Dawgs fast pitch team in Conroe, Texas.

The reunion on Wednesday had two of the most famous Marquette pitchers within the last nine years. Silkwood is the state's career record holder in wins, shutouts, no-hitters and strikeouts and and helped the Explorers finish in the top four at state twice. A 2018 Marquette graduate, Schorman won 61 games and struck out 905 batters during her prep career. She's the first Marquette player to play for an SEC school since Silkwood.

Schorman, a freshman at Kentucky, didn't play in the Wildcats' 8-7 loss to Louisville. She currently has a 5-1 record with a 4.26 earned run average and 61 strikeouts in 17 appearances with the Lexington school.