Under the watchful eyes of a defender and a mural, Edina’s Izzy Engle controlled the ball during the state quarterfinal.

— Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Meet the 2023 All-Metro girls soccer teams, Twin Cities players at the peak

The season played out and coaches weighed in, leading to this list of the top high school players in the metro.

The Metro Player of the Year in girls soccer: Edina's Izzy Engle

Edina midfielder Izzy Engle, the girls soccer Metro Player of the Year, posed for a portrait.

— Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Izzy Engle, with her motivation inscribed as a reminder, scored 37 goals for an undefeated team.

Meet the 2023 All-Metro boys soccer teams, the Twin Cities' best

Apple Valley senior Victor Espinoza Lopez, who opposing coaches regarded as a special talent, made the Star Tribune All-Metro first team.

— Paul Allen, Allen Photo Works

After considering the regular season and hearing from coaches, we present the metro's top two dozen players.

The Metro Player of the Year in boys soccer: Minneapolis Washburn's Emmett Brown

Minneapolis Washburn forward Emmett Brown, the boys soccer Metro Player of the Year, led Class 3A with 28 goals and added 13 assists this season.

— Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Emmett Brown, unswayed by defenders or the stadium's security fence, produced 28 goals and 13 assists his senior season.

Meet the high school volleyball All-Metro teams, the Twin Cities' 22 best players

The All-Metro volleyball team, from left: Kaitlyn Erickson, Champlin Park; Carly Gilk, Champlin Park; Rayna Christianson, Lakeville North; Stella Swenson, Wayzata; Kaia Caffee, Buffalo; Olivia Swenson, Wayzata; Anya Schmidt, Rogers.

— Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

The list runs three squads deep and includes three players committed to the University of Minnesota for college.

Introducing the Metro Player of the Year in volleyball: Stella Swenson of Wayzata

Senior Stella Swenson, the Metro Player of the Year, leads Wayzata as it goes for its fourth consecutive state title this week.

— Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

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.

Meet the All-Metro football offense, 28 athletes with touchdowns on their minds

D’Mario Davenport of Andover made the first team in the athlete category, on the strength of 33 touchdowns scored on runs, receptions and one kick return.

— Renée Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Division I play is ahead for some, Ivy League for one, and college decisions are yet to be made for many.