Holy Angels senior goalkeeper Greta Forseth only allowed five goals in 15 regular-season games. Forseth was named Class 1A first team all-state for her efforts. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine
All year long, Greta Forseth was Holy Angels' backstop, helping the Stars climb into the Class 1A state tournament where they lost in the second round 2-1 to eventual back-to-back champion Mahtomedi.
Forseth allowed a mere seven goals in 19 games — including two shutouts in section play — and posted an overall .935 save percentage. Her efforts were good enough that Forseth joined a slate of players named to Class 1A's first team all-state.
The list of all-state players, compiled by the state's coaches association, spotlights some of the best talent in Class 1A and Class 2A. Players are nominated by coaches and voted on by a selection committee.
In its repeat Class 1A state title run, Mahtomedi relied on a core of midfielders, Audrey Sexson and Grace Padelford, and sophomore keeper Megan Lisowy. All three were named to Class 1A's first team — and two (Sexson, Lisowy) are expected to return next year.
Eden Prairie, which returned to the state tourney after a two-year absence, boasts three players on the Class 2A first team: sophomore midfielder Maddie Ishaug, junior defender Rachel Boelke and senior attacker Megan Dohmen.
Class 2A state runner-up, Wayzata, features two players named to the first team list. Lily Gilbertson (midfielder) and Megan Malecha (defender) were part of a Trojans team that won its regular season games by a total score of 42-9.
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