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The Star Tribune's All-Metro Sports Awards are back to drawing a crowd.

A gala celebration capped awards season in the years before the pandemic, but it all went virtual in 2020 and 2021. The banquet is back for 2022, scheduled for Wednesday night at Allianz Field.

Introduced Tuesday ...

Student First award winner, Abby Rosebur

Courage in Competition award winner, Aiden McMahon

Introduced Wednesday ...

Difference Maker of the Year, Andy Kaiser

Dance Team of the Year, Eastview

Adapted Sports Team of the Year, Dakota United

Introducing at the banquet ...

Female Athlete of the Year

Male Athlete of the Year

Female Team of the Year

Male Team of the Year

Female Team Coach of the Year

Male Team Coach of the Year

Play of the Year