Clare Culligan, Sr., St. John’s Prep
Scored 54 goals, second highest single-season total in state history…assisted on 11 goals…featured in the Oct. 15 Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd”…scored seven goals against Crookston, one goal short of tying the state single-game record…134 career goals are third-most in state history.
“Her dedication to the game takes up a good portion of the year. She’s been a very big piece of the St. John’s Prep team for several years.” — St. John’s Prep coach Stephen Larson
Ellie Engel, Jr., Cathedral
Finished with 28 goals and seven assists.
“Ellie was a great contributor to our team and our team’s success.” — Cathedral coach Clare Dozier
Nicole Partch, Sr., Sauk Rapids
Finished with 13 goals and three assists in 17 games…four-year letter-winner…two-time All-Central Lakes Conference…2012 Ms. Offense…also plays hockey and softball.
“Nicole can and has played any position on the field. She is a tireless worker on the field and a true student of the game, always looking for a way to beat the opponent. Not only does she possess strong skills with a ball, she works to make plays happen for her teammates. Nicole is particularly adept as scoring goals with her head. In fact, over half of the goals she scored this year came off of headers.” — Sauk Rapids coach Kris Fremo
Rachelle LeBlanc, Jr., Little Falls
Defensively, led Little Falls with 22 individual steals, 58 intercepts…scored three goals.
“She was commented on by opposing players, officials and parents as the most dominant player they faced in the midfield this year.” — Little Falls coach Marc Fritz
Kayla Bauer, Sr., Sauk Rapids
Finished with two goals and 10 assists…two-year captain…five-year letter-winner…two-time All-Central Lakes Conference…two-time team MVP…also plays softball.
“Kayla made a transition from forward to midfield this season in order to capitalize on her ability to create plays in the attacking third of the field. She is a skilled midfielder with great field vision, the ability to possess and the strength to hold opponents off the ball. The strength with which she can strike a ball makes her a threat to score from almost anywhere in the attacking half.” — Kris Fremo
Sabina Babic, Sr., Apollo
Voted team co-MVP in second year on varsity…All-Central Lakes Conference…led team in assists with 10…scored 5 goals.
“This year she finally decided to lead the team by example and put put heart into the system than previous years. She was just amazing playing right behind our attackers year and she was very good defensively. She responded and did everything we needed her to do, this year.” — Apollo coach Namik Babic
Kelly Husmann, Sr., Sartell
Captain…two-year varsity starter…started 37 straight games…All-State Class A…All-Central Lakes Conference.
“Kelly Husmann has ruined the day for many opponent attackers the past two seasons. If she has you as her mark, just don’t plan on scoring. Kelly’s ability to read the field, stay on her mark and provide support is what made her an All-State player.” — Sartell coach Joe Perske
Jessica Ackerman, Jr., Sauk Rapids
All-State Class A honorable mention…All-Central Lakes Conference…three-year letter-winner…two-time team Ms. Defense…recorded first offensive point with an assist this season…led Storm to a goals against average of 0.88 and eight shutouts.
“A standout defender, she possess the technical and tactical skills to play successfully anywhere on the field. Jessica is our last line of defense as well as the beginning of our attack. Her excellent first touch and field vision in combination with equal amounts of finesse and power make her one of the state’s top defenders.” — Kris Fremo
Hayley Johnson, Sr., Sartell
Captain…two-year starter in every varsity game the past two seasons…All-Central Lakes Conference.
“Hayley Johnson is one of the strong reasons we set a record for the fewest goals against this year, she often put an end to the attack before it ever got close to the net. Hayley is one of the primary reasons we had the 11 shutouts and seven one-goal games. Her job was to keep the ball ‘out of the house’ and she did it well.” — Joe Perske
Aleisha Schultz, Sr., Apollo
Team defensive MVP…captain…All-Central Lakes Conference.
“Aleisha is one of the best defenders that has come through the Apollo program in the last three years.” — Namik Babic
Erin Deters, Sr., Sartell
Backbone of a defense that gave up 10 goals all season, fifth-lowest in the state…captain…10 shutouts…All-Central Lakes Conference…four-year starter…470 career saves.
“Erin Deters is one of the best goalies in the state, either on the field or on the ice. Her 25 career shutouts tell you how much she has meant to Sartell soccer over the past four years. She has brought so much to our program as a player and leader in the 60 varsity games she has played.” — Joe Perske