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Girls' soccer all-tournament teams announced

By Paul Patane, SportsEngine, 11/02/18, 12:00PM CDT


See who was named to the Class 2A and Class 1A squads.

Eagan senior goalkeeper Megan Plaschko, this year's Class 2A Ms. Soccer winner, also made the all-tournament team. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Eagan senior goalkeeper Megan Plaschko, this year's Class 2A Ms. Soccer winner, also made the all-tournament team. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

For 2018 Ms. Soccer finalist Sarah Johnston and her Orono teammates, the end result in the Class 1A title game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday wasn’t ideal. But there was some good news: Johnston, a senior attacker, and three of her teammates were honored as Class 1A all-tournament honorees.

Orono’s junior trio of defender Alley Swenson, midfielder Sadie Koltes and goalkeeper Clare Gagne, were also selected. The Spartans lost the game, falling to Mahtomedi in the state title game for the second straight year. This time it was a 1-0 decision, as the Zephyrs’ Sonia Meyer, a senior attacker and all-tournament selection, booted the game-winning goal in overtime.

Meyer is joined by Mahtomedi teammates Audrey Sexson and Lauren Heinsch, both junior attackers, with senior midfielder Grace Padelford.

In Class 2A, the list is headlined by four players from Minnetonka and four from Wayzata. The Skippers defeated their Lake Conference rivals 1-0 in the title game with a first-half goal powered by senior attacker and all-tournament selection Riley Brackin. Seniors Grace Weismann, Emilia Johnson and Paige Kahlmeyer round out the Skippers who were picked.

Wayzata, which has made three of the last four state tournaments, is represented by freshman midfielder Madi Drasher, junior attacker Samantha Dietrick and senior midfielders Eva Bruer and Lily Gilbertson.

Eagan's star goalkeeper, Megan Plaschiko, a senior who won this year's Class 2A Ms. Soccer award, was one of two Wildcats to make the team.

The all-tourney squads, presented by Wells Fargo, were selected by a panel of coaches. View the tables below to see a complete list for each team.

Class 1A

Name Year Position School
Alyssa Ustby Junior Attacker Rochester Lourdes
Rachel Luedtke Senior Midfielder Mankato West
Baamlak Haugen Sophomore Attacker Duluth Marshall
Emma Dean Junior Attacker Bemidji
Frida Fortier Junior Midfielder Benilde-St. Margaret's
Amanda Cassidy Senior Midfielder Benilde-St. Margaret's
Sydney Burns Sophomore Attacker Holy Angels
Gia Aleman Junior Defender Holy Angels
Lauren Heinsch Junior Attacker Mahtomedi
Audrey Sexson Junior Attacker Mahtomedi
Sonia Meyer Senior Attacker Mahtomedi
Grace Padelford Senior Midfielder Mahtomedi
Ally Swenson Junior Defender Orono
Sadie Koltes Junior Midfielder Orono
Sarah Johnston Senior Attacker Orono
Clare Gagne Junior Keeper Orono

Class 2A

Name Year Position School
Marlee Williams Freshman Defender Lakeville North
LJ Kolodge Senior Midfielder Maple Grove
Jaida Wiege Senior Midfielder Blaine
Cecilia Miller Senior Defender St. Michael-Albertville
Halle Peterson Senior Defender Stillwater
Evelyn Flor Senior Defender Stillwater
Megan Plaschiko Senior Keeper Eagan
Julia Barger Junior Attacker Eagan
Paige Kahlmeyer Senior Keeper Minnetonka
Riley Brackin Senior Attacker Minnetonka
Grace Weisman Senior Midfielder Minnetonka
Emilia Johnson Junior Defender Minnetonka
Lily Gilbertson Senior Midfielder Wayzata
Eva Bruer Senior Midfielder Wayzata
Samantha Dietrick Junior Attacker Wayzata
Madi Drasher Freshman Midfielder Wayzata

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