Paige Peltier (No. 22) of Cretin-Derham Hall was selected this year's Ms. Soccer award winner for Class 2A. Peltier led the state with 41 goals this season. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Two senior forwards were announced as winners of the 2019 Ms. Soccer awards on Oct. 21.
Selected by the Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association from a pool of five finalists for each class, Cretin-Derham Hall’s Paige Peltier received the Class 2A award, while Kaitlyn MacBean of Breck received Class 1A honors.
Peltier, a forward committed to Notre Dame, helped guide the Raiders to their first state tourney appearance since 2014. Between the regular season and the Class 2A, Section 6 playoffs, the state’s leading scorer recorded 41 goals and 11 assists. Peltier was also selected to this year’s Star Tribune all-metro first team.
MacBean, another Star Tribune all-metro first team honoree, ranked among the state’s leading scorers this season, knocking in 29 regular-season tallies — good for third in the state — and another four goals in the Class 1A, Section 5 playoffs. She’ll continue her soccer career at Penn State.
The Mr. and Ms. Soccer awards are meant to honor the state’s top senior players each season.