Noah Cates, Stillwater, junior: Scored 23 goals for state-bound Ponies, including the electrifying section final winner. Sets the tone at practice and in games.
Will Garin, Holy Family Catholic, senior: Headed to Connecticut. Great speed. Sparked offense with 25 goals and 27 assists.
Max Johnson, Lakeville North, senior: One opposing coach called him “the type of player you want on your team.” Scored 29 goals. Committed to Bowling Green.
Erik Holmstrom, Farmington, senior: Scored 13 goals, tallied 30 assists and helped Tigers to state.
Jason Smallidge, St. Thomas Academy, senior: Steady hand on the blue line for an young Cadets team. Scored three of his 11 goals in the playoffs.
Ryan Bischel, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, junior: Carried the Red Knights at times during unbeaten regular season. Finished 24-1-1 with a 2.13 goals-against average.
The Star Tribune’s All-Metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with a panel of coaches and staff observations.
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Past Star Tribune second and third teams