20 METRO PLAYERS TO WATCH
(All players are seniors unless indicated)
Emily Achterkirch, D, St. Michael-Albertville: A physical and steady performer. Committed to Princeton.
Sydney Baldwin, D, Minnetonka: Star Tribune All-Metro first team selection last season. Incredible shot. Dictates game tempo.
Sarah Bobrowski, F, Hill-Murray: Led Hill-Murray to runner-up finish in Class 2A state tournament. Works hard in all areas.
Grace Bizal, jr., D, Hopkins: Dynamic defenseman who jumps into the offensive rush with aplomb.
Lauren Boyle, jr., D, Eden Prairie: Fantastic skater who can carry puck out of the zone, go end-to-end and get to the net.
Kelsey Crow, jr., D, Minnetonka: Solid, consistent defensive player. Committed to Penn State.
Samantha Donovan, F, Irondale: Makes teammates better. A threat to fill the stat sheet every night.
Hannah Ehresmann, G, Minnetonka: Unflappable goaltender brings a steady presence between the pipes.
Kiersten Falck, F, Blaine: Gives total effort on every shift. Scored 23 goals and added 44 assists last season.
Karlie Lund, jr., F, Blake: Dangerous near the net. Will take the starring role for the defending Class 1A state champions.
Kelly Pannek, F, Benilde-St. Margaret’s: Star Tribune All-Metro first team selection last season. Dangles with the best of them.
Blair Parent, F, Anoka: High-energy player who impresses with quickness and toughness.
Caitlin Reilly, F, Benilde-St. Margaret’s: Gets to the open areas and has a knack for burying her chances.
Nina Rodgers, F, Hopkins: One of quickest snap shots in the state. Dominant player who can beat teams in many ways.
Lindsay Roethke, F, Buffalo: Does the little things well. Strong defensive center who sledom loses faceoffs.
Maddie Rooney, jr., G, Andover: Confident and competitive. Poised for a big year after successful sophomore season.
Nicole Schammel, F, Red Wing: Take-no-prisoners scorer, tallied 74 goals and 52 assists for a state-best 126 points.
Sophia Shaver, jr., F, Wayzata: Seen as a budding star. Combines great effort with good size and speed.
Bella Sutton, D, Mounds View: Always comes to play. Strong defensively and moves the puck.
Taylor Williamson, jr., F, Edina: Great hands and vision. A great release keeps goalies off balance.