Shakopee • attackman • senior
Tied for third in the state with 57 goals heading into this week's state tournament, the Sabers' first trip.
Carter Van Holland
Chanhassen • attackman • senior
Led the Storm in assists (34) and points (82) and placed second with 48 goals. Surpassed 200 career points this season.
Lakeville North • attackman • senior
Third on his team in goals (39) and assists (27) for the state's seventh-highest-scoring team.
White Bear Lake • midfielder • senior
Great agility, quickness and speed created shooting lanes for both his right and left hands. Led the Bears in goals (38) and points (63). Committed to Rockhurst University.
Benilde-St. Margaret's • midfielder • junior
Paced the two-time defending state tournament champion and undefeated Red Knights with 51 goals heading into this week's state tournament.
Prior Lake• midfielder • senior
Scored 40 goals for the Lakers, the No. 4 seed in the state tournament this week. The latest in a proud tradition of standout Lakers midfielders.
Shakopee • defender • junior
Led a defense that held all three Section 2 opponents below their season goal-scoring average.
Benilde-St. Margaret's • defender • junior
If defense wins championships (and it does) then the Red Knights are in good shape. Conner leads a defense permitting a state-low 3.9 goals per game.
Buffalo • defender • senior
A superb athlete who employs intelligence by using his feet to defend a ball carrier before pouncing to take away possession. Committed to Cleveland State.
Lakeville North • faceoff specialist • junior
The Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year is a beast at the X. The Panthers can score in bunches when Power repeatedly controls the draw.
Benilde-St. Margaret's • long-stick midfielder • senior
Two-time first-team selection is key to the Red Knights' current 47-game winning streak.
Chanhassen • goalie • senior
Won 14 of the Storm's 16 victories and surpassed 500 career saves to establish a program record.
Attackmen: Daxton Bush, junior, Chanhassen; Matthew Hudson, senior, St. Thomas Academy; Lance Kology, senior, Buffalo; Blake Piscitiello, sophomore, Lakeville North
Midfielders: Cooper Anderson, sophomore, Edina; Brol Scherman, junior, Centennial; Joey Stolpestad, senior, TrIMAC
Defenders: Owen Baker, junior, Bloomington Jefferson; Jack Bourget, junior, Benilde-St. Margaret's; Henry Pinamonti, senior, Chanhassen
Long-stick midfielder: Cade Reding, senior, Chanhassen
Faceoff specialist: Owen Tacheny, senior, Mahtomedi
Goalie: Xavier Wells, senior, Robbinsdale Armstrong
How the teams were picked
The Star Tribune's All-Metro teams and Metro Players of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with coaches and staff observations.