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2015 Mr. Lacrosse and Ms. Lacrosse Awards

2015 Minnesota Minute Men Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Award Finalists Announced

SAINT PAUL, MN. - The Minnesota Minute Men announced the finalists for the sixth annual Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse awards today. The winners will be revealed during an awards banquet at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14th at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in Saint Paul.

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 have been named finalists for the 2015 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse award.

Finalists for Mr. Lacrosse:  Ryan Barnes (St. Thomas) Connar Dehnert (White Bear Lake), Grant Long (Wayzata), Scott McNamara (Holy Angels), Sean Patterson (Eden Prairie), Roman Rorbach (Lakeville North),Cullen Sowder (Prior Lake),

Finalists for Ms. Lacrosse: Maddy Canney (Lakeville South), Abby Gaedtke (Eagan), Logan Halvorson (Lakeville South), Jessica Lagerquist (Eden Prairie), Remi Larson (Stillwater), Erin McGinnis (Minnetonka), Olivia Nolan (Blake).

The selection panel has also selected two boys and girls goalkeepers to determine the  Jake Anderson Ms. Goalie of the Year Award and Jake Anderson Mr. Goalie of the Year Jake Anderson Award.
Finalists for Mr. Goalie are TJ Johnson (Champlin) and Aaron Peterson (Wayzata) and finalists for Ms. Goalie are Maddy Kuras (Osseo/Park Center) and Hannah Magarian (Blake).

The 2015 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse awards banquet is open to the entire lacrosse community as well as the general public. Tickets can be purchased for $40.00 or a table of 8 for $320 (1 free ticket) online at

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2015 Play Ball! Minnesota Mr Baseball and Ms Softball Award Winners

2015 Play Ball! Minnesota Mr Baseball Award Winner Eddie Estrada and Play Ball! Minnesota Ms Softball Award Winner Maddie Damon recently were honored at a First Pitch Ceremony at Target Field.  

**The Play Ball! Minnesota Mr. Baseball & Ms. Softball Award Finalists Announced!!!!**

**The 2015 Play Ball! Minnesota Mr. Baseball & Ms. Softball Award Finalists Announced!!!!**

Finalists for Mr. Baseball:  Angelo Altavilla (Lakeville North), Ty Buck (Red Wing), Eddie Estrada (Litchfield), Sean Hjelle (Mahtomedi), Ben Humbert (International Falls), Jake Irvin (Bloomington Jefferson), Jake Stevenson (Waconia)

Finalists for Ms. Softball: Vanessa Anderson (Byron), Taylor Chell (Anoka), Maddie Damon (Kasson Matorville), Kerrigan Hoshaw (Eastview), Maddie Houlihan (Benilde St. Margarets), Emma Hylen (Roseville), Sydney Smith (Maple Grove).

The 2015 Play Ball! Minnesota Mr Baseball and Ms Softball awards banquet is open to the entire baseball/softball community as well as the general public. Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan will be in attendance at the banquet along with our esteemed guest speaker: 2 time World Series winner and Manager of the Minnesota Twins Mr. Tom Kelly.  

Tickets can be purchased for $40.00 at the main pages for Mr Baseball and Ms Softball. Also available is a Target Field Experience package  that includes (8) Tickets to a Minnesota Twins game, (8) game day tours of Target Field led by Twins Curator Clyde Doepner, (8) passes to  the on-feild pre-game batting practice & (8) Play Ball! Banquet Tickets (Total Value $1,500). The Target Field experience package cost is $1,000, and is limited to the first 3 packages sold. Contact to purchase this package. 

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We look forward seeing you there!

Photo credit, Walt Barry

2015 Mr Hockey Award winners and finalists. Photo credit, Walt Barry

Congratulations to all the Mr. Hockey 2015 Award winners and finalists.

  Congratulations to 2015 Mr Hockey Award Winner Jake Jaremko of Elk River H.S. and 2015 Frank Brimsek Award Winner Dyllan Lubbesmeyer of Burnsville H.S., and all of the 2015 Award finalists. The 31st Annual Minute Men's Mr Hockey Awards Banquet was held March 8, 2015, at the Grand Ballrooms at RiverCentre. A tremendous group of award finalists again made the 31st annual awards banquet and event to remember in the State of Hockey! 




Minute Men Larry McMahon Inducted to HOF

Minnesota Minute Men member Larry McMahon has been inducted into the Mancini's Sports Hall of Fame for his outstanding leadership in St. Paul Sports.
Mancini's Sports Hall of Fame is held with the purpose of honoring St. Paul athletes. These athletes started in the sand lots of St. Paul in the sports so named. All inductees will share their names on a plaque that will hang at Mancini's. Every year, five named athletes and special award will be inducted into this hall of fame and honored at a grand banquet.

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 Mike Anderson  with finalist Zach Yon Roseau

Mike Anderson personally drove (in a super storm) to Roseau to congratulate the finalist Zach Yon and family.

Mr Hockey finalists TJ Oshie and David Backes star for Team USA








Good Luck to past Mr Hockey finalists Oshie, Backes, McDonagh, Martin and Team USA Hockey as the go for Olympic Gold in Sochi Russia.
Minnesota Minute Men Mr Hockey finalists TJ Oshie Warroad HS (05) and David Backes Spring Lake Park HS (02) star for Team USA in Olympic Games in Sochi Russia.
TJ was 4 of 6 for Team USA Hockey in the shoot-out win over Russia.
David playing on Team USA Hockey and helping to save dogs in Sochi.

Also playing for team USA are 2000 Mr. Hockey Award Winner Paul Martin (Elk River High School" and 2007 Mr. Hockey Award Winner Ryan McDonagh (Cretin Derham Hall). Team USA assistant coach Todd Richards is a 1985 Mr. Hockey finalist (Robbinsdale Armstrong High School)

More about TJ Oshie on MN Hockey Hub
More about TJ Oshie on Wikipedia

David playing on Team USA Hockey and helping to save dogs in Sochi
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Dan Ahmann Named Minute Men "Man of the Year"

Congratulations Captain Dan! Dan Ahmann, with Minute Men Executive Director Matt Williams and Cathi Bennett.

Former President Don Kelly Passes Away

We are sad to report that past Minute Men President Don Kelly passed away. Our condolences to Don's family and friends.