Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Look Back at 2011

1. Rachel Banham, Lakeville North, 5-9, combo guard. Now the sweetheart of Golden Gopher fans, Banham led her team to the 2010 state AAAA title and was Ms. Basketball in 2011. Big 10 freshman of the year as a Gopher, scoring 16 ppg.

2. Kayla Hirt, Bemidji, 6-2, combo forward. Sat out her senior year and then her 1st year at the U of M. Regarded as a lead-pipe cinch to be a significant contributed to Pam Borton's Gophers.

3. Michelle Young, Woodbury,  5-9, guard. Quick on quick, a great transition player. Scored just 2 ppg as a frosh at Bradley.

4. Martha Alwal, Worthington, 6-4, center. A seriously great shot blocker. Had a stellar freshman year at Mississippi State with 5 points, 7 boards and 3 blocked shots. Underrated.

5. Brianna Williams, Hopkins, 5-7, point guard. Led her team to the state AAAA title in 2011. Scored 5 ppg with 1.5 assists as a frosh at North Dakota.

6. Beth Doolittle, Hill-Murray, 6-4, post. Took her team to 2 state title games. Scored 4 points with 2 boards in 12 minutes as a frosh at Iowa.

7. Apieuw Ojulu, Lakeville North, 6-3, post-power forward. A significant contributor to that 2010 state championship. Scored 8 points with 4 rebounds per game as a frosh at Marquette.

8 (tie). Aubrey Davis, Eden Prairie, 5-7, point guard. Transferred from Kennedy to EP for her senior season, and helped to Eagles to the AAAA final. Led the Mankato State Mavericks with 11 ppg as a freshman.

Morgan Van Riper-Rose, Eden Prairie, 5-10, shooting guard. Also helped the Eagles to that 2011 state final, where they ran into a Hopkins buzz-saw. Scored 10 ppg as a frosh at Denver U.

10. Jamie Bresnahan, Edina, 6-1, power forward. Fundamentally sound if unspectacular. Underrated. Scored 9 points with 7 boards as s true frosh at Mankato State.

11. AnneMarie Brown, St. Peter, 6-0, small forward-shooting guard. Missed most of her senior season with an ACL. Played 5 minutes per game as a freshman at Wisconsin.

12. Kahla Becken, Centennial, 5-9, point guard. Helped her team to a AAAA runner-up slot as sophomore in 2009. Averaged 4 points and 2 rebounds as a frosh at NDSU.

13. Tori Rule, Mpls. South, 5-7, combo guard. 5-7? If you say so. Quick, great in the full court and in transition. Played 7 minutes a game as a frosh at Providence.

14. Mariah Clarin, Princeton, 6-1, big forward. Jumps out of the gym. Averaged 3 points with 2 boards in just 6 minutes as a frosh at SDSU.

15. Alex Beckman, Eastview, 6-0, off-guard. Intense, gets to the rim and finishes. Running track at the U of M.

16. Alyssa Kerkhoff, New Richland-HEG/St. Peter, 5-6, point guard. Scored 3 points with 3 boards as a freshman at UMD.

17. Megan Stuart, Roseville, 6-0, forward. Played 5 minutes per game as a frosh at SDSU.

18. Ellen Edison, Maple Grove, 5-7, off-guard. Sat out her freshman year at Wisconsin-Green Bay.

19. Katleyn Adams, Minnehaha, 6-5, post. Led her team to 2011 AA state title. Sat out as a freshman at Liberty.

20. Katy Winge, Minnetonka, 6-0, forward. Sat out her freshman season at Illinois State.

21 (tie). Jenna Dockter, Eastview, 5-9, point guard. Tough, hard-nosed, always attacking. Hey, Eastview! Started her freshman year at St. Thomas hurt and had a tough time finding playing time (6 minutes per game) on the eventual national 3rd place Tommies.

Anna Smith, Bloomington Jefferson, 6-2, big forward. Dockter's St. Thomas teammate started the year in rotation and flourished with 4 points and 3 boards in 12 minutes.

23. Ashlynn Muhl, Minneota, 5-11, post-big forward. A tower of strength, now playing volleyball at Southwest State.

24 (tie). Kaeli Kraska, Totino-Grace, 5-9, combo guard. Scored 5 ppg as a frosh at Jamestown (27-5).

Megan Pold, Prior Lake, 6-1, post. Scored 7 ppg as a frosh at Jamestown.

26. Amber Sorenson, Caledonia, 6-2, small forward-combo guard. Sat out her freshman year at Northern Iowa.

27. Jessica Newman, Barnum, 5-9, off-guard. Scored 5 points with 2.5 boards as a frosh at UMD.

28. Stephanie Davison, Maple Grove, 5-10, combo guard. Red-shirted her 1st year at Northern Iowa.

29. Erica Trabing, Prior Lake, 5-10, shooting guard. Missed most of her 1st year at Bemidji State with injuries.

30. Cara Lutes, New Life, 6-1, big forward. Averaged 1 point and 1.5 boards in about 10 minutes in her 1st year at Drake.

31. Jordan Sammons, Apple Valley, 5-8, combo guard. Already Hamline's best player as a sophomore.

32. Ashley Olson, Blue Earth, 5-7, point guard. Now at South Dakota.

33 (tie). Hannah Hughes, Lakeville North, 5-8, guard. Now at St. Thomas.

Jaya Perkins, Lakeville North, 5-10, guard. Now at UM-Crookston.

35. Sarina Baker, Minnehaha, 5-8, shooting guard-small forward. Scored 17 ppg with 6 rebounds at St. Kate's.

36. Charlotte Overbye, Mountain Iron-Buhl, 5-9, shooting guard. Scored 2,551 career points.

37. Liz Hoglo, Northern Freeze, 5-10, combo guard.

38. Kayla Hulsebus, St. Croix Lutheran, 5-6, guard. Now at Kirkwood (MO) CC.

39. Lisa Loeffler, North St. Paul, 6-1, post-power forward. Now at South Dakota.

40. Emily Lueck, Pequot Lakes, 5-9, guard. Scored 5 ppg as a freshman at St. Ben's.

41. Bree Woelber, Pipestone, 5-8, point guard. Now running track at Iowa State.

42. Molly Muntifering, Buffalo, 5-11, post. Now at St. Ben's.

43. Sam Trumm, Alexandria, 6-0, forward.

44. Chelsey Frydenlund, East Grand Forks, 5-8, guard. Now at North Dakota.

45. Jessi Corrick, Grand Rapids, 5-7, point guard. Started 19 games at Bemidji State as a freshman, but will be transferring to Mankato State.

46. Karlee Ilgen, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, 5-10, forward. Now at Morningside College.

47. Abby Luger, North St. Paul, 5-5, point guard. Scored 6 ppg with 3 boards as Augsburg's back-up at the point.

48. Anna Hirssig, Rochester Mayo, 6-0, forward. Now at Concordia (WI), where she played some basketball but is now concentrating on soccer.

49. Sam Guenther, 6-1, and Rochelle Regnier, 6-0, White Bear Lake, post. Guenther the great inside defender, Regnier would step outside and hit the dagger 3.

51. Courtney Hinsch, Goodhue, 5-7, point guard.

52.  Keely Deadrick, Esko, 5-9, point guard. Now playing hoops and volleyball at UW-Superior.

53. Sara Schoenthaler, White Bear Lake, 5-10, off-guard. Started the last 4 games of the 2012 season at St. Mary's.

54. Taylor Uhl, Eden Prairie, 5-8, off-guard. Soccer star at U of M. Brought quickness, defensive pressure off the bench for the Eagles.

55. Anna Gerdes, Maple Grove, 5-10, small forward. Now at Wayne State.

56. Shelby Hanssen, Rochester Lourdes, 6-0, forward. Scored 6 ppg as frosh at Colorado College.

57. Trisha Bemjamin, Owatonna, 6-0, post.

58. Julia Weimer, Hopkins, 5-5, point guard.

59 (tie). Sara Feeser, 5-7, off-guard, and Elaine Warner, 5-11, forward, Rosemount, Warner now at St. Thomas.

61. Allie Sannes, Hawley, 6-0, forward. Scored 6 points with 3 boards as frosh at MN-Morris.

62. Macie Dorow, Duluth East, 5-9, combo guard. Now at UW-Milwaukee.

63. Maren Greenwaldt, Sauk Centre, 5-4, point guard. Now at UW-River Falls.

64. Abbey Knisely, New London-Spicer, 6-3, post. Now at St. Thomas.

65. Diamond Lane, Mpls. South, 5-2, point guard. Now at Lewis U. in Romeoville, IL.

66. Mariah Hovick, Prior Lake, 5-6, guard. Led St. Scholastica (12-14) with 12 ppg as a freshman.

67. Elizabeth Zilverberg, Minnetonka, 6-1, forward. Now at St. Cloud State.

68. Karli Meyer, Adrian, 5-9, guard. Now at Hastings College (NE).

69. Ali McArthur, Minnetonka, forward.

70. Leslie Handzus, Jackson County Central, 5-4, point guard. Scored 2.5 ppg as frosh at Bethel.

71. Deanna Vavra, Cambridge-Isanti, 5-7, guard. Started 21 of 26 games as a frosh at UW-Superior, scoring 5 ppg with 4 boards.

72. Kara Hofschild, Andover, 5-7, guard. Now at Northern State.

73. Connor Nagle, Fillmore Central, 5-7, guard. Now at Winona State.

74. Courtney Hayford, Owatonna, 5-7, guard. Scored 2.5 ppg as frosh at UW-Stout.

75. Jordy Falk, St. Francis, 5-7, combo guard. Scored 2.5 ppg as frosh at St. Ben's.

76. Morgan Rustad, Hill-Murray, 5-10, forward.

77. Kirsten Sahr, Stillwater, 5-9, forward-guard. Now at UW-Eau Claire.

78. Morgan Haider, Sartell-St. Stephen, 5-9, point guard.

79. Ann Lodermaier, Goodhue, 5-8, forward.

80. Nicole Beyer, Winona Cotter, 6-0, center-forward.

81. Cyerra Mills, Osseo, 5-8, guard. Now at North Dakota.

82 (tie). Liz Anderson, 5-7, guard, and Katie Nickels, 5-10, forward, Braham. Anderson now at UW-Rivr Falls, Nickels at UW-Stout.

84. Ebony Livingston, Hopkins, 5-9, guard. Now at UM-Crooksto, scored 6 points with 4 rebounds per game as a freshman.

85. Kendra Wycoff, Buffalo, 5-6, guard. Shared UMAC freshman of the year award at UM-Morris.

86. McKenzie Spaulding, Annandale, 6-2, post-big forward. Now at Northern State.

87. Jennifer Ulveling, Red Wing, 5-8, point guard. Now at St. Ben's.

88. Kayla Bilderback, Centennial, forward.

89. Alyssa Cegelske, Granada-Huntley-East Chain, 6-2, post.

90. Joy Mikkelson, St. Francis, 5-11, power forward.

91. Stephanie Pappas, Maple Grove, 5-9, off-guard. Now at UW-Stout.

92. Chanel Robert, Goodhue, 6-2, post.

93 (tie). Lindsay Kaminski, Sarah Kopp and Sidney Pilarski, Benilde-St. Margaret's.

96. Alyssa Favilla, Roseville, 6-1, forward. Now at St. Thomas.

97. Jermisha Watson, Burnsville, 5-9, forward-guard. Scored 7 ppg with 3 rebounds at State Fair CC in Sedalia, MO.

98. Caitlynn Happke, Coon Rapids, 6-0, post. Did not score in 3 games at Moorhead State and does not appear to be on the roster any longer.

99. Rachel Hoeppner. Rosemount, 5-10, forward. Now playing softball at Southwest State.

100. Amanda Beckman, Eastview, 6-0, forward.

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