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2013 Lacrosse Awards

2013 Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 Minnesota Minute Men Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse Winners:
Mr. Lacrosse Jake Woodring, Eden Prairie
Ms. Lacrosse Emma Claire Fontenot, Eden Prairie
Mr. Goalie Austin Dover, Edina
Ms. Goalie McKenzie Johnson, Eden Prairie

Lacrosse Finalists

2013 Minnesota Minute Men Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Award Finalists Announced
SAINT PAUL, MN. - The Minnesota Minute Men announced the finalists for the fourth annual Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Awards presented by the Minnesota Swarm today. The winners will be revealed during an awards banquet at 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in Saint Paul.
The Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Award is given to one outstanding senior high school boys lacrosse player in Minnesota and one outstanding senior high school girls lacrosse player. It is selected by a panel of Minnesota lacrosse community members, coaches, and experts from around the state. A total of 14 boys and 14 girls have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Award.
Finalists for Mr. Lacrosse:  Ryan McNamara (Eastview), Mackenzie Nadeau (Blaine), Nick Timmons (White Bear Lake), David Corazalla (Maple Grove), Ryan McNeil (Champlin Park), Jake Woodring (Eden Prairie) and Brooks Armitage (Eden Prairie).
Finalists for Ms. Lacrosse: Emma Claire Fontenot (Eden Prairie), Madeline Rodriguez (Edina), Bailey Forcier (Benilde-St. Margaret’s), Hannah Koloski (Lakeville North), Abbie Ness (Lakeville South), Paige Gardiner (Minnetonka) and Dana Almquist (Stillwater).
The Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Goalie of the Year Award is given to one outstanding, senior high school, boys lacrosse goalie and one outstanding, senior high school, girls lacrosse goalie. A total of 2 boys and 2 girls have been named as finalist for the 2013 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Goalie Award.
Finalists for Mr. Goalie are Austin Dover (Edina), and Brenden Nadeau (Blaine) and finalists for Ms. Goalie are Taylor Tvedt (Eastview) and McKenzie Johnson (Eden Prairie).
The 2013 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse awards banquet presented by the Minnesota Swarm is open to the entire lacrosse community as well as the general public. Tickets can be purchased for $35.00 online at Purchase tickets!.
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Past Winners:
2012: Mr. Lacrosse – Jake Heppner (Eastview), Ms. Lacrosse – Christine Easton (Eden Prairie), Mr. Goalie – Thomas Gilligan (Benilde-St. Margaret’s), Ms. Goalie – Bailey Dunning (The Blake School).
2011 Mr. Lacrosse – George Ordway (The Blake School), Ms. Lacrosse – Hillary Duda (Minnetonka), Mr. Goalie – Grant Dressen (The Blake School), Ms. Goalie – Brooke Jones (Edina).
2010: Mr. Lacrosse - Bailey Dodds (Benilde-St. Margaret’s), Mr. Goalie - Lowell Fluke (The Blake School).
*2011 marked the first year of the Ms. Lacrosse Awards.

2012 Mr. Lacrosse Awards


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2012 MN Minute Men Mr. Lacrosse
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2012 Lacrosse Awards Winners Announced

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Minute Men today announced today the winner for the third annual Mr. Lacrosse Award is Jake Heppner of Eastview High School.  The second annual Ms. Lacrosse is Christine Easton of Eden Prairie High School.  Also named were 2012 Mr. Goalie Thomas Gilligan of Benilde St. Margaret’s High School and 2012 Ms. Goalie Bailey Dunning of The Blake School.

The winners were announced during the awards banquet presented by The Minnesota Swarm at 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in Saint Paul. Keynote Speakers were Judy Baxter, Head Coach of Eden Prairie and lacrosse coaching legend, and Brian Bellows, former NHL Star and youth lacrosse player in St. Catharines, Ontario.  Also speaking at the banquet was 2011 Ms. Lacrosse Hilary Duda.

2012 Homegrown Lacrosse Community Leadership Award winners were Claire Clark & Preston Sycks.  The Homegrown Award was created to recognize the acts character and community that define young men and women; recipients of the 2012 each receive $500 scholarships for use towards their freshman year tuition.

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 2012 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse award.

The other finalists for Mr. Lacrosse included: Matt Blaeser (Champlin Park), Ryan Brown (Mahtomedi), Simon Gondeck (Benilde-St. Margaret’s), Alex Guyette (Holy Angels), , Teddy O’Reilly (Minnetonka) and Matt Weller (Rosemount).

Finalists for Ms. Lacrosse were: Meghan Bauer (The Blake School), Simone Haugen (Eagan), Chloe Kinsel (Cretin-Derham Hall), Hannah Segar (Apple Valley), Taylor Smith (Visitation-Saint Paul Academy) and Kara Wendell (Champlin Park).

The selection panel had also selected finalists for Mr. & Ms. Goalie of the Year award: Calder Sutton (The Blake School) and Allie Morse (Park Cottage Grove).

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Past Winners:
2011 Mr. Lacrosse – George Ordway (The Blake School), Ms. Lacrosse – Hillary Duda (Minnetonka), Mr. Goalie – Grant Dressen (The Blake School), Ms. Goalie – Brooke Jones (Edina).
2010: Mr. Lacrosse - Bailey Dodds (Benilde-St. Margaret’s), Mr. Goalie - Lowell Fluke (The Blake School).

*2011 marked the first year of the Ms. Lacrosse Awards.
About The Minute Men
The Minute Men were organized in 1954 when the city, business, sports and civic leaders decided that in order to attract major league baseball, and football a stadium should be built in Bloomington, Minnesota. The purpose of the Minute Men is to assist and promote professional sports in the Twin Cities Area, to sell tickets, advertise and promote special events and to honor and pay tribute to individuals or teams, who through professional achievement have brought unusual and significant publicity to themselves and the citizens of the Twin Cities. The broadened scope of the Minute Men activities includes amateur sports and charitable donations to other worthy organizations.
Contact:
Jay Haapala, Mr. Lacrosse Event Chair
651-717-5411
jay.haapala@gmail.com
Kara Vier, Ms. Lacrosse Event Chair
763-670-6673
kara.vier@yahoo.com
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

2011 Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Winners

2011 MINNESOTA MR. & MS. LACROSSE WINNERS NAMED

Blake H.S. sweeps Boys awards, Duda (Minnetonka) and Jones (Edina) honored on Girls side

SAINT PAUL, Minn.- 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 wasnamed 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) took home 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.

Past Winners

2010: Mr. Lacrosse – Baily Dodds (Benilde-St. Margarets), Mr. Goalie – Lowell Fluke (Blake)

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2013 Lacrose Press Release

For Immediate Release

April 8, 2013

Contacts Jay Haapala (651) 717-5411
Kara Vier 763-670-6673


2013 MINNESOTA MR. & MS. LACROSSE FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MAY 21

Winners will be selected Sunday, June 9th at the annual Mr. & Ms. Lacrosse Award Banquet

SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Minute Men will announce the 2013 Minnesota Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse finalists Tuesday, May 21, at the conclusion of the MSHSL regular season. The fourth annual Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse Awards Banquet will be presented by the Minnesota Swarm Professional Lacrosse Club at 12:00 noon, on Sunday, June 9at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in Saint Paul. Seven boys’ and seven girls’ finalists will be selected as well as four goalkeepers (two male and two female) in contention for the Goaltender of the Year Award.

The Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse Awards are presented to the most outstanding senior-year lacrosse players in Minnesota, one male and one female. Two goalkeepers will be chosen for the Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse Goaltender of the Year Awards as well. All winners will be determined by a panel of Minnesota Swarm, MCLAUMLC Division I & II coaches and other Minnesota lacrosse community members.
 

2012 Winners:

Mr. LacrosseJake Heppner of Eastview
After scoring 58 points and grabbing 62 loose balls in his senior campaign, Heppner committed to playing collegiate lacrosse at University of Minnesota-Duluth. In just 10 games played at Duluth, Heppner has already amassed 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists).

Ms. LacrosseChristine Easton of Eden Prairie
Easton was named an All-American by U.S. Lacrosse three times during her high school career and is currently a freshman on the Ohio State University Women’s Lacrosse team.

Mr. GoaltenderThomas Gilligan of Benilde-St. Margaret’s
After being named one of the top 25 high school goalies in the country by ESPN in 2011, Gilligan committed to Amherst College for Division III collegiate lacrosse.

Ms. Goaltender Bailey Dunning of The Blake School
Dunning made five saves in her final high school game in which Blake won its third-straight state championship over Eden Prairie.


About The Minute Men
The Minute Men were organized in 1954 when the city, business, sports and civic leaders decided that in order to attract major league baseball, and football a stadium should be built in Bloomington, Minnesota. The purpose of the Minute Men is to assist and promote professional sports in the Twin Cities Area, to sell tickets, advertise and promote special events and to honor and pay tribute to individuals or teams, who through professional achievement have brought unusual and significant publicity to themselves and the citizens of the Twin Cities. The broadened scope of the Minute Men activities includes amateur sports and charitable donations to other worthy organizations.

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