Comet Zone’s Student Athlete of the Month: May 2023, Michael Niere

Michael Niere

Andrew Little | Sports Editor

Senior attacker Michael Niere has been a force to be reckoned with all season long for the Comets. He led the team to an undefeated regular season record and a Greater Miami Conference championship.

After scoring 29 goals as a junior, second-most on the team, Niere has taken another step forward this year as a scorer. His 37 goals led the team and were third-most in the conference.

He recorded 22 assists in the regular season, second-most in the GMC and up from nine in the 2022 season.

Niere was critical in several of Mason’s biggest wins of the season, including a 9-8 overtime thriller against Olentangy Liberty on April 28. He scored three goals against the Patriots including a game-
winner in overtime. He also added an assist, three ground balls, and one caused turnover.

During the month of April, Niere scored 26 goals. His offensive firepower has paved the way for the Comets to be one of the top teams in the state heading into the postseason (currently ranked sixth in Ohio by MaxPreps). Niere is a leading candidate for GMC Player of the Year, and his scoring and leadership will be counted on during his team’s Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament run.

Comet Zone’s Student Athlete of the Month selected by The Chronicle Sports Staff. Photo by Izzy Herrlinger. Graphic by Allison Droege. Page Design by Izzy Gaspar’raj