Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lacrosse (B), Lacrosse (G)
2011 Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse winners named
By St. Paul, MN
|Minnetonka senior Hilary Duda fires a shot, photo by Helen Nelson, MNLaxHub.com|
The Minnesota Minute Men have announced the winners of the 2011 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse awards presented by the Minnesota Swarm in partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods.
On the Boys side, a pair of Blake teammates took home both awards as George Ordway was named Mr. Lacrosse and Grant Dressen earned Mr. Goalie.
Together, Ordway and Dressen, who have been playing together since the third grade, led Blake to an 11-2 regular season record and a second place finish in the Section 5 playoffs. Ordway led the MSHSL with 74 points (39g, 35a), while Dressen posted an 8-1 record and a 5.36 GAA.
The first annual Ms. Lacrosse and Ms. Goalie awards went to two players in the Lake Conference.
Hilary Duda (Minnetonka) was voted Ms. Lacrosse and Brooke Jones (Edina) received Ms. Goalie. Duda helped the Skippers finish second in the Section 6 playoffs after a 10-3 regular season record. Her 74 points (46g, 28a) ranked seventh in the state. Jones posted an 8-4 record with a .630 SV% and led the Hornets (8-4) to second place in the Section 5 playoffs.
Other finalists for Mr. Lacrosse included: Ben Alberts (Woodbury), Carson Cannon (Stillwater), Chase Fisher (Minnetonka), Mitch Hugdahl (Eden Prairie), Steven Kiesel (Breck), and Christian Rekow (Benilde-St. Margaret’s).
Other finalists for Ms. Lacrosse included: Hilary Crowe (Blake), Hannah Dickman (Stillwater), Paige Jones (Edina), Abigail New (Holy Family Catholic), Sheridan Reiners (Bloomington Kennedy), Sammi Reiter (Stillwater).
In addition, Nate Johnson (Maple Grove), and Caroline Griffith (Breck) were the other finalists for Mr. & Ms. Goalie.
2010: Mr. Lacrosse – Baily Dodds (Benilde-St. Margarets), Mr. Goalie – Lowell Fluke (Blake)
The Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse awards are given to two outstanding senior high school lacrosse players in Minnesota and are selected by a panel of Minnesota lacrosse community members. A total of 14 boys and girls were named finalists for the 2011 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse award.
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