Here are six Minnesotans who figure to play key roles for their teams in the NCAA women’s tournament:
Mia Loyd, North Dakota: The 5-11 sophomore out of DeLaSalle is her team’s second-leading scorer (13.8 ppg) and leading rebounder (9.1 rpg). She’s a major reason UND has outrebounded its opponents by an average of 44-32.6 per game.
Jessica January, DePaul: The freshman guard provides instant offense as the Blue Demons’ top reserve, averaging 9.2 points and 2.5 assists in 23 minutes a game. The former Richfield star has helped DePaul to a 27-6 record that includes the Big East tournament title.
Seanna Johnson, Iowa State: The 5-10 forward out of DeLaSalle has started every game for Iowa State (20-10) as a freshman, averaging 10.5 points and a team-leading 8.0 rebounds per game. She’s shooting 46.1 percent from the field.
Bethany Doolittle and Theairra Taylor, Iowa: The 6-4 Doolittle, a Hill-Murray alum, leads the Hawkeyes in scoring (14.2 ppg) and field-goal percentage (.556). Taylor (12.1 ppg) is a sophomore from St. Paul Central who, like Doolittle, has started every game.
Sydney Coffey, Marist: The daughter of ex-Gopher Richard Coffey is averaging 11.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, helping her team to a 27-6 record. She led Marist with 26 points in the Metro Atlantic title game against Quinnipiac.
|Chicago WSox - LP: Z. Duke||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Soria||2|
|San Diego - WP: J. Shields||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: B. Schlitter||4|
|Philadelphia - LP: S. O Sullivan||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley||6|
|Atlanta - WP: C. Martin||8||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: B. Cecil||7|
|Miami - LP: B. Hand||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||4|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: K. Uehara||3|
|NY Yankees - WP: D. Betances||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: K. Jepsen||4|
|LA Angels - WP: C. Ramos||6||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||3|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||2||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: B. Boyer||3|
|Oakland - LP: D. Otero||4||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: W. Davis||6|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto||1||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha||6|
|Colorado - LP: K. Kendrick||3||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||7|
|Texas - WP: Y. Gallardo||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: J. Happ||1|
|Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter||9||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: J. Peavy||0|
|Red Bull New York||2|