Maple Grove's Luca Ralph (right) was one of four Crimson players selected to this year's Class 2A all-tourney team. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine
Maple Grove has become a regular fixture in the Class 2A state tournament, with the Crimson making three consecutive tourneys.
After dropping the state championship match to Eagan in 2017, the Crimson lost 2-1 to Minnetonka in a quarterfinal matchup in 2018. This year, however, they put it all together behind the performance of four all-tournament honorees and defeated Centennial 2-1 to clinch the coveted hardware.
Midfielders Luca Ralph, Emma Fournier and Hannah Zahn join goalie Sarah Cortez as Maple Grove players who received an all-tournament selection. Ralph and Fournier each had an assist in the state championship while Cortez spearheaded a defensive effort that led to the Crimson surrendering just goal the entire tournament.
Centennial had three all-tournament selections in forwards Khyah Harper and Olivia Lovick, who join teammate Sydney Kubes, a defender.
The 2019 all-tournament teams, presented by Wells Fargo and the Minnesota State High School League, were selected by a panel of coaches who attended the tourney.
See the tables below to view the complete list of who was selected to each team.
|Kaitlyn Hansen||Defender||Lakeville South|
|Paige Peltier||Forward||Cretin-Derham Hall|
|Paige Kalal||Midfielder||Champlin Park|
|Megan Carlson||Midfielder||Champlin Park|
|Luca Ralph||Midfielder||Maple Grove|
|Emma Fournier||Midfielder||Maple Grove|
|Hannah Zahn||Midfielder||Maple Grove|
|Sarah Cortez||Goalkeeper||Maple Grove|
|Bella Talbot||Midfielder||Rochester Lourdes|
|Rachel Kawiecki||Goalkeeper||Holy Angels|
|Mia Van der Heide||Midfielder||Holy Angels|
Tag(s): Boys' Girls' MSHSL Hiawatha Valley Rochester Lourdes IMAC Blake Lake Minnetonka Lake Superior Cloquet-Carlton Lakes to Prairie Bemidji Metro East Mahtomedi Northwest Suburban Centennial Champlin Park Maple Grove South Suburban Lakeville South Rosemount Suburban East Cretin-Derham Hall Stillwater Tri-Metro Holy Angels Wright County Orono Waconia Class 2A Class 1A