High-SchoolMinnesota: All-State Teams

ESPNHS names the Minnesota all-state baseball team

March, 1, 2012
ESPNHS has announced its preseason all-state baseball teams, so feel free to start debating the Minnesota selections.

It's no surprise that players like Century's Mitchell Brown or West Lutheran's Blake Molitor are on our squad. But take a look at who else made the team, and then reach out on Twitter @CParishESPN to tell us who you think should have made the cut.

Click here for the Minnesota All-State baseball team.

Click here to check out the other states across the country.

All-State hoops: Minnesota

November, 8, 2011
See all 51 All-State teams

With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in Minnesota.

We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included a whole lot of others who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these preseason selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.

For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in Minnesota, click here.

First Team

G: Siyani Chambers, Hopkins, 5-11/170, Senior
Lefty point guard with great jumper; verbally committed to Harvard.

G: Tyus Jones, Apple Valley, 6-1/175, Sophomore
Rated the nation’s No. 5 sophomore in the ESPNU 25.

G: Isaiah Zierden, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, 6-2/165, Senior
Creighton pledge averaged 18.8 points per game last winter.

F: Riley Dearing, DeLaSalle, 6-4/170, Junior
Stellar swingman has range from anywhere on the floor.

F: Joey King, Eastview, 6-8/190, Senior
Committed to Drake; averaged 17.6 ppg last season.

Second Team

G: Anders Broman, Lakeview Christian, 6-1/175, Junior
Youngest in state history to reach the 2,000-point plateau.

G: Marcus Marshall, St. Paul Johnson, 6-2/180, Senior
Missouri State pledge; led the Governors to 57-4 record over two years.

G: Johnny Woodard, Duluth East, 6-4/190, Senior
Highly recruited guard hopes to be ready after shoulder surgery.

F: Sanjay Lumpkin, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, 6-6/175, Senior
Northwestern Pledge can play guard or forward at the HS level.

C: Carson Shanks, Prior Lake, 7-1/225, Junior
His size and raw skill in the post are attracting major programs.

Third Team

G: Dwight Anderson, Washburn, 6-2/180, Senior
Averaged 16.2 point a night last winter; will likely see production rise.

G: Rashad Vaughn, Robbinsdale Cooper, 6-5/180, Sophomore
Already has offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Minnesota and others.

F: Nick Jorgensen, Hopkins, 6-6/180, Senior
Likely to start averaging 8.5 off the bench for reigning state champs.

F: Nate Kratch, Watertown-Mayer, 6-6/200, Senior
Santa Clara recruit has strength and skill to score in bunches.

C: Kyle Bauman, United South Central, 6-9/240, Senior
Averaged 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game last winter.

Fourth Team

G: Darrion Strong, Tartan, 6-0/175, Junior
Chicago native is building interest from small schools to major D-I.

G: Jonah Eisenschenk, Rocori, 6-5/180, Junior
Might have the state’s best jumper in the Class of 2013.

F: Tyler Flack, Lakeville North, 6-7/205, Senior
South Dakota recruit is one of the region’s best rebounders.

F: Ater Manyang, Century, 6-6/190, Senior
Averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Panthers.

C: Ian Thiesen, Osseo, 6-9/220, Sophomore
Like Tyus Jones (above), Thiesen attracted D-I interest as a freshman.

Other Top Players

Joel Awich, Tartan, F, Senior
Caleb Baker, Crosby-Ironton, G, Junior
Eli Beachy, Staples-Motley, G, Sophomore
Grant Bell, Little Falls, G, Senior
Damon Benham, Deer River, G, Senior
Brady Boike, MACCRAY, F/C, Senior
Luke Borchardt, Lakeview Christian, C, Senior
Michael Busack, Redwood Valley, G/F, Senior
Ryan Dahl, Holy Family, C, Senior
Dejon Davis, Washburn, G, Sophomore
Michael Ding, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, G, Senior
Will Dunn, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, G, Senior
Nathan Ehnstrom, Aitkin, G, Sophomore
Aric Elton, Spring Grove, G, Senior
Kevin Heysse, St. Cloud Tech, F, Senior
Michael Hoge, Crisby-Ironton, C, Senior
Jake Holt, Windom, F, Senior
Ryan Holthusen, Red Lake, G, Sophomore
Caleb Janson, Pierz, F, Senior
Jared Kadrie, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, G, Senior
Brandon Kiel, Milaca, G, Senior
Kyle Kilgore, Adrian, F, Senior
Tony Kuplic, Trinity, G, Senior
Zac Lovdahl, Bigfork, G, Junior
Reggie Lynch, Jefferson, C, Junior
Gerald McCarver, Minnehaha, G, Senior
Zach Meyer, White Bear Lake, F, Senior
Michael Mooney, St. Michael-Albertville, G, Senior
Taylor Montero, Cretin-Derham Hall, F, Senior
C.J. Neumann, Cretin-Derham Hall, F, Senior
Brian Nosbush, New Ulm, F, Senior
Donovan O’Dowd, Great River, G, Senior
Jake Pavek, Mahnomen, C, Junior
Austin Pohlen, Grand Rapids, G, Senior
Trent Pollard, Prairie Seeds, G, Senior
Damien Reinke, Becker, C, Senior
Kyle Roy, Four Directions, C, Senior
Casey Schilling, Ellsworth, G, Senior
Thomas Smith, Little Falls, G, Senior
Taylor Stafford, Duluth East, G, Senior
Zach Stahl, Hopkins, F, Senior
Delshon Strickland, Holy Angels, G, Sophomore
Cortez Tillman, Cretin-Derham Hall, G, Senior
Reid Travis, DeLaSalle, F, Sophomore
Andre Wallace, Eden Prairie, G, Sophomore
Preston Weber, Pierz, G, Senior
Michael Wiese, St. Michael-Albertville, G, Senior
Ty’Shaun Williams, Highland Park, G, Senior
Carey Woods, Bemidji, G/F, Senior
Graham Woodward, Edina, G, Junior

From the Mag: Minnesota’s All-State soccer team

September, 27, 2011
The Minnesota All-State soccer team will be unveiled in our October issue of the magazine. But if you haven't seen it yet, here's who we picked as the top players in the state.

Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Mario Aleman, Spring Lake Park, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Fleet-footed scorer had 12 goals and 24 assists last fall
[F] Ellis Andrews, Wayzata, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Scored 16 goals in 20 games for Section 6AA finalists
[F] Erick Bloom, Centennial, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Dynamic scorer led Cougars to 11-4-2 record
[F] Eliot Cassutt, Minneapolis South, Junior, Minneapolis United
One of the nation’s most prolific scorers had 46 goals last year
[MF] R.J. Alowonle, Park, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Star midfielder also a state champion hurdler during track season
[MF] Grant Bell, Little Falls, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Led the Flyers with 33 goals and 10 assists last season
[MF] Ryan Ness, Elk River, Senior, None
Earned All-Tournament honors for Elk River last year
[MF] Aaron Stets, Northfield, Senior, None
Midfielder has his team poised for Class AA state tourney
[D] Kevin Krueger, Prior Lake, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Stout defender led his team to Missota Conference crown
[D] Miles Stockman-Willis, Hill-Murray, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Versatile player also starred at forward for Hill-Murray
[GK] Grant Larson Wayzata, Junior, Minnesota Thunder
Star keeper allowed just 15 goals, posted 10 shutouts last season

Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Hussein Abdulrazaq, Osseo, Senior, None
Led the Orioles with 10 goals up front last fall
[F] Eddossa Muhammed, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Junior, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
Young star scored 16 goals for 15/16 squad last season
[F] Paul Wageman, DeLaSalle, Senior, Minneapolis United
Scored 22 goals and added 11 assists for Islanders last fall
[F] Brandon Welter, Mankato East, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
One of Class A’s most feared attackers; he scored 22 goals last year
[MF] Charlie Adams, Stillwater, Senior, None
Named a “Player to Watch” this season by Minneapolis Star-Tribune
[MF] Michael Bajza, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Junior, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
Former Florida soccer star making a name for himself at Shattuck
[MF] Julian Garcia-Delaney, Humboldt, Senior, None
All-Conference player patrols the center of the pitch
[MF] Adama Keita, Prairie Seeds, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
His stellar play on offense and defense led team to Class A title
[D] Paul Graupner, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Senior, PSA Crossfire
Staunch defender also a kicker for Benilde’s football team
[D] Garrett Powell, Minn. Southwest, Senior, None
Anchored defense, leading Southwest to Class AA state final
[GK] Will Elfstrum, Jefferson, Senior, Minnesota Thunder
Allowed just 13 goals, posted 14 shutouts last season

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Minnesota who are projected to suit up for their high school teams this year. The Other Top Players are comprised of high school players as well as club-only players.

Minnesota All-State football team is all about size

August, 22, 2011
Below is our preseason All-State football team for Minnesota, as featured in our ESPNHS Minnesota magazine, plus an additional 50 top players. The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the top football recruits in the state, click here.

Want to see the All-State teams for the other 49 states? We've got 'em right here.

Think there's someone we're missing? Tell us about him in the comments or reach out on Twitter (@CParishESPNHS).


Joe Mollberg, Detroit Lakes, QB, Senior
Dual-threat star combined for more than 2,000 yards last season

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