One of the metro area's top-performing programs every year, the Eastview dance team, earned the Star Tribune All-Metro Team Champion award with state championships in back-to-back days in high kick and jazz last February.

It marked the fourth time the Lightning has won both divisions. The team received perfect ranking scores in the semifinal and final rounds in both divisions.

The team finished the season 20-0 and was South Suburban Conference champion for the 18th consecutive year.

Editor's note: As part of recognizing top athletes during the school year, the Star Tribune has extended its high school sports award brand to recognize All-Metro team champions. This year winners were selected on the basis of state tournament competition and consultation with experts in each field.

The team

Lauren Anderson

Mia Barnes

Irene Boese

Lilli Burke

Trinity Dao

Elizabeth Dobis

Karli Flippo

Maliyah Fongvongsa-Given

Mia Foster

Emma Gannon

Claire Hake

Elizabeth Hallum

Sydney Hart

Sophia Hedlund

Grace Heinen

Grace Kisch

Zoe Kritsas

Chloe Kruger

Maggie Larson

Paige Lorsung

Ashley Losie

Ariana Navarro

Danielle Nelson

Anna Nguyen

Katie Percival

Morgan Peterson

Sabrina Pilney

Ava Sartori

Alexis Stolpa

Kilie Thomas

Mailana Tong

Abby Williams


Jenny Raiche

Toni Balliet

Shelby Feddema

Grace Gilbertson

Jessica Padget

Tina Range

Taylor Varghese

Ellen Allen

Shannen Jilek

Molly Campbell