MEGAN MENZUBER

Holy Family • lacrosse

The numbers are eye-popping — 58 goals in just 10 games. But what’s really impressive about the senior midfielder’s stats this spring is that the strongest part of Menzuber’s game is her ability to pass and create scoring opportunities for her teammates.

“I like setting up plays and getting assists more than going to the goal. It’s fun for me,” she said. “But this being my senior year, I’m doing whatever I can to be a leader and help out the whole team.”

After a 1-3 start, the Fire has won six consecutive games, highlighted by a 14-9 victory last week over previously undefeated Chaska. In Holy Family’s three games last week, Menzuber scored 17 goals, had 18 draw controls, forced 15 turnovers and collected 14 ground balls. While her season goal total leads the state by a wide margin, it’s her improvement in the area of draw controls that brings her the most satisfaction.

“I worked hard in the offseason on improving them because that’s something I’ll need to be better at in college,” said Menzuber, who has signed to play at Division I Marquette. “I’ve been fighting hard to get better and I feel I’m winning more of them.”

MADDIE HENTGES

Irondale • lacrosse

The senior attacker scored 18 goals and 6 assists in three games, but it was her performance in the Knights’ 19-8 rout of Centennial that stood out. Hentges scored a career-high and school-record 11 goals and added four assists in the game. She will play at Division II Concordia of St. Paul next season.

TREY LERVICK

Woodbury • lacrosse

The Royals improved to 8-0 on the season with three victories last week. Lervick, a senior attacker, scored 14 goals and added seven assists in those games, giving him 35 total goals this season, the second-best total in the state.

COURTNEY LUCAS

Simley • softball

The sophomore shortstop’s big bat and flawless fielding led the Spartans to four victories in six games. She went 10-for-20 with three triples and nine RBI, and handled 11 chances in the field without a miscue.

JAYCEE RHODES

Richfield • golf

She’s only an eighth-grader but Rhodes — the Spartans’ No. 1 player — has played like a seasoned veteran. Last week the defending Metro West Conference champion shot a 77 to win the Hill-Murray Invitational at Hillcrest Country Club, her second meet victory of the season.

CONNOR SCHANK

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted • baseball/track

Last Monday the senior pitched a complete game, allowing just one run in a 2-1 victory over Maple Lake. The next day, he slipped on a track jersey and won three events — the 400, 800 and 1,600-meter runs — at a Central Minnesota Conference meet.

MATT WALLNER

Forest Lake • baseball

A serious metro player of the year candidate, Wallner paced the Rangers to a 4-0 record with his arm and his bat. He hit .636 (7-for-11) with four home runs and 13 RBI. He pitched a complete-game five-hitter, striking out seven, as the Rangers handed No. 1-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall its first loss, 4-1.

JIM PAULSEN

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