The season played out and coaches weighed in, leading to this list of the top high school players in the metro.
Izzy Engle, with her motivation inscribed as a reminder, scored 37 goals for an undefeated team.
After considering the regular season and hearing from coaches, we present the metro's top two dozen players.
Emmett Brown, unswayed by defenders or the stadium's security fence, produced 28 goals and 13 assists his senior season.
The list runs three squads deep and includes three players committed to the University of Minnesota for college.
She's committed to the Gophers, as is twin sister Olivia, and she's in charge of a team pushing for its fourth state title in a row.
Division I play is ahead for some, Ivy League for one, and college decisions are yet to be made for many.
Good luck getting to the linebackers and defensive backs when the linemen are all headed to NCAA Division I. The first team includes three future Gophers.
Chanhassen's Maxwell Woods is unstoppable as a running back and kick returner and unbeatable when he's playing cornerback.
Isabelle Einess lost just once in high school, and that loss helped her realize the importance of dealing with anxiety.
Madeline Kohel became the first diver from Minneapolis since 1976 to win a state title.
Victories in five of his six high school races this fall made him an award-winner — and provided content for his YouTube venture.
Norah Hushagen didn't stop when she fell on the way to the state title, and she tacked on another win after that.