It was a great Fall season for our Skippers!
Girls Tennis won the state team title and brought home plenty of hardware from the individual tournament - including a second straight Singles championship from Sarah Shahbaz.
Girls Swim & Dive was second at the state meet, crowned three individual state champions and won its fourth straight True Team state title.
Girls Cross County was state runner-up while the Boys runners were fourth. Sr. Nick Gilles finished third at state after winning state medalist honors the previous year.
Girls Volleyball was section runner-up, as was Girls Soccer. Boys Soccer advanced to the section semifinals before losing in a heartbreaking shootout. And our Skippers Football team had a successful, winning season.
Here's a look at all of our Minnetonka High School Fall sports teams!
The Skippers Girls Tennis team did it again!
Minnetonka repeated as Class AA State Team champions, winning its second straight state title on Oct. 26 at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center. The Skippers rolled through the tournament, defeating Mounds View 6-1 in the quarterfinals, Elk River 7-0 in the semifinals and Rochester Mayo 6-1 in the finals.
Against Mayo, five of Minnetonka’s six points came in straight set victories.
In Singles, Sr. Kelsey Phillips def. Clarie Lofus 6-4, 6-4; Jr. Karina Elvestrom def. Aoife Loftus 6-4, 7-6 (11); Sr. Kate Feist def. Keely Ryder 6-2, 6-3; and Jr. Carter Nye lost to Ana Medina 6-3, 6-3. In Doubles, Sr. Meghan Jurgens and Sr. Sarah Shahbaz def. Nandini Iyer/Audrey Aney 6-0, 6-2; Sr. Maddie Prondzinski and Sr. Emilija Medziukaite def. Malea Diehn/Taylor Hill 5-7, 6-0, 6-2; and Sr. Arianna Piedrahita and Jr. Alexa Cummings def. Ella Dozois/Jorden Ruskell 6-3, 6-2.
Minnetonka, which finished the season 23-0, also won back-to-back state team titles in 1974 and ’75. "This team has so much depth, so much camaraderie," Jr. Karina Elvestrom told the Sun Sailor. "We're such good friends, and we always enjoy cheering for each other."
That chemistry has paid big dividends year-over-year as the program has been on a roll. The Skippers won the state title a year ago, were widely regarded as the unofficial state champions in 2020 and were state runner-up to Edina in 2018 and '19. How's this for commanding? Minnetonka hasn't lost a team meet since 2019, when the Skippers were beaten by Edina in the Class AA Team finals.
In the Class AA Individual State Tournament, Shahbaz pulled off a repeat of her own by winning a second straight singles championship. She defeated Phillips 6-1, 6-2 in the finals at Baseline Tennis Center. Last season, Phillips was third at state in Singles.
Shahbaz finished her career in impressive fashion with five state championships: two singles, one doubles (2019) and two team championships (2021 and ’22). "It means so much more when you're a senior," Shahbaz told the Sun Sailor. "Winning last year was great - this is even better."
The friendly rivalry between Shahbaz and Phillips was taken to new heights this season. In the Section 2AA finals at Gustavus Adolphus, Phillips had the upper hand, defeating Shahbaz 7-5, 6-0 to capture the section crown. They each rolled through the state individual tournament, setting up their climactic finals matchup.
In doubles at the Individual State tournament, Jurgens and Elvestrom defeated Prondzinski and Medziukaite to capture third, winning the match 6-4, 7-5. Elvestrom won the state doubles title a year ago with her older sister, Annika.
In the section individual finals, Elvestrom and Jurgens defeated Prondzinski and Medziukaite 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Prior to the individual section tournament, in the section team finals, Minnetonka defeated Eden Prairie 7-0 in the championship. The Skippers also downed Waconia, Chanhassen and St. Peter en route to the team title, winning all three by 7-0 scores.
This was Coach Brent Lundell’s second season - and second state title - after taking over the program following the death of longtime coach Dave Stearns.
Minnetonka was named team Academic All-State. Individual Academic All-State honors went to Shahbaz, Phillips, Jurgens, Medziukaite, Prondzinski and Piedrahita.
Shahbaz, Phillips, Elvestrom, Jurgens and Medziukaite were named All-Conference, while Prondzinski, Nye and Piedrahita were named honorable mention All-Conference.
Girls Swim & Dive
To say it’s been a dominant run for the Minnetonka Girls Swim & Dive team would be an understatement.
This season, the Skippers won their fourth straight Class AA True Team championship, claimed an eighth straight section title, and finished runner-up at the MSHSL Class AA State Swim Meet on Friday, Nov. 18.
The loss in the Class AA State Meet was by the narrowest of margins. Minnetonka trailed first place Edina by only six points, 260-254. Wayzata was third (219.5), Stillwater fourth (177.5) and Shakopee fifth (136).
A year ago, the Skippers won the Class AA state title. In 2020, Minnetonka was the No. 1 ranked team in the state, won the section title but the state meet was cancelled. Two years ago, in 2019, the Skippers finished as state runner-up to Edina.
The Skippers had a strong showing on Friday as they tried to defend their Class AA state title. Minnetonka recorded three first-place finishes along with three second-place finishes.
Minnetonka opened the meet with a championship in the 200 yard Medley relay, swam by So. Annabelle Wentzel, Jr. Rylie Ulett, Sr. Maggie Rhodes and Jr. Paige Dillon. They finished first with a time of 1:43.75, nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the second-place team.
The Minnetonka lineup of Dillon, Rhodes, Jr. Aralyn Vogel and Wentzel won the state championship in the 400 Freestyle relay. They had a time of 3:28.28.
For the third relay at state, the team of So. Kendall Schindler, Ulett, Vogel and Wentzel finished as state runner-up in the 200 Freestyle relay. The Skippers had a time of 1:35.73.
Dillon also took first place in the 100 freestyle (50.86, winning by 0.10) and was second in the 100 Backstroke (55.20). Dillon's dominant state tournament medal court? Four: two state championships in relays, one individual state championship, one individual state runner-up finish.
The other top medalist for Minnetonka was Wentzel. She finished second in the 100 Butterfly (53.50, just 0.18 behind the winner) and swam on all 3 Skippers relays, which have become the program's trademark strength. Open with the 200 Medley, close with the 400 Free. Talk about tournament book ends!
Rhodes, who swam on both state championship relay teams, finished 6th in both the 100 Butterfly (56.06) and the 100 Backstroke (57.36).
Ulett was on first- and second place relay teams and captured ninth in the 100 Breaststroke (1:06.19).
Fr. Lydia Cameron was sixth in the 200 Freestyle (1:53.47) and 12th in the 500 Freestyle (5:07.14). Schindler, who swam on the second-place 200 Free relay, was tenth in the 50 Freestyle (24.14) and 14th in the 100 Backstroke (59.97).
Jr. Paige Olson was seventh in the 100 Breaststroke (1:06.64). Eighth-grader Stella Suchy was eight in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:06.81.
To reach the State Meet, the Skippers won an eighth straight section championship on Nov. 11 at Art Downey Aquatic Center in Edina. Minnetonka tallied 504 points to outdistance runner-up Edina (470.5) and third-place Shakopee (272). Prior Lake (269), Chanhassen (203.5), Chaska (149), Eden Prairie (114) and Bloomington Jefferson (88) rounded out the section field.
At the section meet, Minnetonka relay teams won section crowns in the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle. Dillon also won the section title in the 100 Backstroke while Rhodes, Schindler and So. Natalie Hendricks finished second, third and fourth, respectively.
Wentzel claimed first place in the 100 Butterfly, setting a pool and meet record and earning automatic All-America honors.
Minnetonka won its fourth straight Class AA State True Team Championship on Oct. 22, outdistancing Lake Conference rival Wayzata. The Skippers won the title with 2,427.5 points to 2,360.5 points for the Trojans. Stillwater finished third in the 12-team competition with 2,036.5 while Edina scored 1,924.5 for fourth place.
In the Section 2AA True Team meet, Minnetonka outdistanced Edina 1422 to 1365.5. Chanhassen was third, followed by Eden Prairie, Chaska and Shakopee.
The Skippers also won the championship of the Maroon & Gold Maroon Division meet at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 27, tallying 597 points to outdistance runner-up Delano (261) by more than 300 points in the 13-team field.
Girls Cross Country
The Minnetonka Girls Cross Country team gave longtime Coach Jane Reimer-Morgan a fitting send-off in her final season as the Skippers coach. The Skippers did so by finishing second at the Class AAA State Meet on Nov. 5 at St. Olaf College. Wayzata won the state title with 39.2 points, followed by Minnetonka (89) and Mounds View (127) in the 16-team field.
While this was Reimer-Morgan’s final season as Minnetonka’s cross country coach, she will continue in her role as girls track coach. “ I have been coaching for 46 years,” Reimer-Morgan told the Sun Sailor. “And I wanted to get down to only one sport. I have a little granddaughter who I want to spend time with."
The Skippers were led at state by 8th grader Evie Malec (18:13.49) and Sr. Maya Mor (18:16.28), who finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Malec and Mor were both medalists, finishing in the top 10. They also received All-State honors by finishing in the top 25.
Standing on the podium at state was a fitting conclusion to Mor’s standout prep cross country career. There was no state tournament her sophomore year due to Covid and she was injured last season
Other state scorers for Minnetonka were So. Avery Marasco-Johnson (30th, 19:12.50), So. Meredith Gilles (43rd, 19:24.36) and Jr. Ella Graham (54th, 19:34.36). Jr. Kyra Martin (19:43.31) and Sr. Lauren Fligge (19:45.44) finished 62nd and 66th, respectively.
The last appearance for Minnetonka at the state meet was in 2016, when the Skippers finished third. The Minnetonka Girls won state championships in 1981, ’82, ’91, 2004 and ’07.
In claiming the Section 2AAA championship on Oct. 25 at Gale Woods Farm, Minnetonka turned in a dominating performance. Four Skippers finished in the top 10 and all seven runners were in the top 25. The Skippers were led by Malec, who covered the course in 18:29.07 to finish second. Mor was fourth, finishing in 18:37.92. Marasco-Johnson (7th, 19:05.32), Gilles (9th, 19:18.34) and Graham (15th, 19:41.33) completed the scoring for the Skippers. Sr. Claire Cashman was 22nd (19:53.50) and Fligge was 23rd (19:53.74).
It was an incredible performance by the Skippers, who finished third at the section meet the previous season. Malec, Mor, Marasco-Johnson, Gilles and Graham were named All-Section.
Minnetonka was ranked No. 2 in the final Coaches Association Class AAA state rankings prior to the state tournament.
Besides the section and state success, Reimer-Morgan also guided Minnetonka to a runner-up finish at the Lake Conference Championships on Oct. 13 at Gale Woods Farm. Malec was third, Mor fourth, Marasco-Johnson 11th, Gilles 14th and Cashman 17th. Malec, Mor, Marasco-Johnson and Cashman were named All-Conference. Graham, Fligge and Martin were named honorable mention All-Conference.
Reimer-Morgan was named Section 2AAA Coach of the Year. Krista Larson was named Section 2AAA Assistant Coach of the Year.
The Skippers reached the MSHSL Gold Standard level with a team GPA of 3.976. National Merit semifinalists on the team include Fligge, Sr. Chloe McLaren and Sr. Elise Pudwill.
Boys Cross Country
The Skippers Boys repeated as the Section 2AAA champions and went on to capture fourth at the Class AAA State Meet on Nov. 5 at St. Olaf College. Wayzata won the state title with 57 points, followed by Rosemount (98), Lakevillle North (103) and Minnetonka (121) in the 16-team field.
Defending Class AAA Individual State champion Nick Gilles finished third in a time of 15:27.1. Max Westerlund also finished in the top 10, claiming 10th in a time of 15:37.9. By finishing in the top 10, the two seniors were both medalists. They also were named All-State by finishing in the top 25.
Other state meet runners for Minnetonka were Fr. Sean Fries (35th, 16:11.0), Jr. Tyler Vos (61st, 16:40.3) and So. James Thomas (67th, 16:45.0). Juniors Parker Berry (101st, 17:04.6) and Ryan Fries (103rd, 17:04.7) also competed for the Skippers.
A year ago, Minnetonka finished fourth at the Class AAA State Meet.
Minnetonka won its second straight Section 2AAA championship at Gale Woods Farm on Oct. 25, running away from the field in dominant fashion. Five Skippers finished in the top 10 and all seven runners were in the top 30. No other team had more than one runner finish in the top 10.
Gilles was section medalist, claiming first with a personal record time of 15:14.16. In the process, he broke the school record time for running at Gale Woods, beating the mark he set a year earlier when he went on to win the state championship.
Joining Gilles in the top 10 were Westerlund (3rd, 15:47.96), Sean Fries (6th, 16:09.22), Thomas (9th, 16:30.21) and Vos (10th, personal record 16:38.11). Berry finished 16th in a personal-best time of 16:54.97 and Ryan Fries was 29th (17:37.23).
Minnetonka was ranked No. 4 in the final Coaches Association state rankings released prior to the state meet.
The Skippers, under the direction of Coach Jeff Renlund, also finished as Lake Conference Championships runner-up on Oct. 13 at Gale Woods Farm. Gilles was second, Westerlund sixth, Sean Fries ninth, Thomas 16th and Vos 19th.
Gilles, Westerlund, Sean Fries and Thomas were named All-Conference. Gilles, Westerlund, Sean Fries, Thomas and Vos were also named All-Section runners.
On Sept. 23, Minnetonka finished eighth out of 55 teams at the Roy Griak Invitational Gold Division meet at the University of Minnesota.
Renlund was named Section 2AAA Coach of the Year.
The Skippers and fourth-year Coach Mark Esch saw their hopes dashed with a 24-7 home field loss to Lakeville North in the first round of the Class 6A State playoffs. The Skippers finished the season 5-4. A year earlier, Minnetonka went 8-2 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.
“Our expectations this year were higher than we finished,” Esch told the Sun Sailor. “We had some good wins and lost some close ones. Overall, it was another good season."
Minnetonka entered the playoffs on a high note. In its regular-season finale, on Senior Night Oct. 19, Minnetonka shut out Roseville 37-0 at Einer Anderson Stadium. The Skippers also posted a 24-0 home shutout against Totino-Grace on Oct. 6.
Another impressive win was the Homecoming game on Sept. 23.
The Skippers displayed all facets of their all-around game as they downed Champlin Park 20-9 in front of a big Homecoming crowd. It was definitely a balanced attack. Junior quarterback Milos Spasojevic threw a touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Joran Thomsen, the defense recorded a safety, senior running back Jacob McCalla rushed for a touchdown, Spasojevic tossed a 2-point conversion pass to So. Duke Richardson, and junior kicker Keagan Zabilla converted on an extra point and a field goal.
The Skippers were led on offense throughout the season by Spasojevic, who was 119-for-178 passing (66.9%) for 1,307 yards with 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He also rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
The ground game was spearheaded by McCalla (115 carries, 502 yards, 6 TD) and Jr. Roman Johnson (109 carries, 532 yards, 4 TD). McCalla added 13 receptions for 116 yards and 2 TD while Johnson had 29 receptions for 290 yards and 3 TD. The team’s top receiver was Richardson, who led the squad with 36 receptions for 496 yards (13.8 yards per catch average). Richardson scored 2 TD. The other top receiving targets were Thomsen (15 catches, 111 yards, 3 TD) and Sr. Bennett Worre (11 catches, 129 yards).
Another key offensive weapon was Zabilla, who was 6-for-8 on field goals and made 14 of 16 extra-point attempts.
On defense, So. Dylan Hudgens led the team in tackles with 55, including 2 tackles for loss. Other top defenders were Sr. Cosmo Guion (46 tackles, 1 INT), Sr. Aidan Boehle (43 tackles, 10 tackles for loss), Sr. Isaiah Harris (42 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 INT), Jr. Robbie House (41 tackles, 3 TFL), Jr. Luke Larson (36 tackles, 6 TFL), Jr. Tobias Williams (34 tackles), Sr. Ryan Olson (28 tackles, 2 TFL), Jr. John Boberg (25 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 TD), So. Jack Yerhot (24 tackles), Sr. Jack Liwienski (23 tackles, 3 TFL), So. Malachi Boadi (23 tackles), Jr. Hudson Poole (23 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 1 TD) and Jr. Jack Taddy (20 tackles, 1 TFL).
Liwienski, Poole, Johnson, Hudgens and Boehle were named All-District, while Larson, Guion, Richardson and junior offensive tackle Luke Speedling were named honorable mention All-District.
Liwienski, a standout center on offense, was selected to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game, which will be played Saturday, Dec. 10 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Another honor was being named to the 35th annual KARE 11 All-Metro Football team.
Liwienski was a team captain along with Guion and fellow linemen Sr. Dylan Sinykin and Sr. Dakota Egert.
Liwienski was also named Minnetonka Lineman of the Year and Team MVP. Other team honorees are Johnson (Offensive MVP), Poole (Defensive MVP), Zabilla (Special Teams MVP), Sr. James Geurkink (Champion of the Year) and Jr. Kody Chou (Champion of the Year).
Scholarship winners include Guion (George Soukup Scholarship), Worre (Walt West Scholarship), Egert (John Mattox Scholarship), Sinykin (Michael McNulty Scholarship), Sr. Zach Eisenmann (Max McGee Scholarship) and Geurkink (Max McGee Scholarship).
Minnetonka received Team Silver Academic All-State honors, posting a 3.21 GPA. Guion was named Individual Academic All-State.
No. 2 seed Minnetonka advanced to the Section 2AAAA Championship on Nov. 2, playing at No. 1 Chaska. The last time the teams met, in the section championship in 2019, the Skippers defeated the Hawks 3-2 to advance to the state tournament. This season, Chaska won 25-12, 25-10, 25-20 to advance to state.
The Skippers finished the season 18-12 and - in addition to the section runner-up trophy - captured second in the Lake Conference
To reach the section finals, Minnetonka defeated No. 7 Shakopee 3-1 in the quarterfinals on Oct. 25 and No. 3 Eden Prairie 3-2 in the semifinals on Oct. 27. Both matches were at Minnetonka High School since the Skippers were the high seed.
On Senior Night on Oct. 6, Minnetonka defeated St. Michael-Albertville 25-17, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21.
The Skippers put together an impressive run of win streaks throughout the season. They won three games in a row Sept. 6-13, won four straight Sept. 29-Oct. 1, and won three straight at the end of the season. Minnetonka defeated Buffalo 3-0 in the regular-season finale, then won its section quarterfinal and semifinal matchups to set up the finals meeting against Chaska.
Sr. Kate Simington, Sr. Myra Karrick, Sr. Keely Campuzano and So. Hannah Jackson were named 1st Team All-Conference. Jr. Anna Lockhart, Sr. Hanna Dahlin and Sr. Emma Dill were 2nd Team All-Conference.
Simington, a 6-foot-4 Division I commit, was named the team's Offensive Player of the Year. She was also named Star Tribune All-Metro second team. Dill was team Defensive Player of the Year.
Team captains were Simington, Campuzano, Dill and Lockhart.
Individual Academic All-State honors were awarded to Simington, Dahlin, Campuzano and Dill.
No. 1 seed Minnetonka lost to No. 3 Edina 3-0 in the Section 2AAA championship at Prior Lake High School on Oct. 18. The previous year, Edina defeated Minnetonka 5-0 in the section finals, ending the Skippers’ run of three straight section championship wins over the Hornets. In two regular-season meetings, Minnetonka beat Edina 3-1 on Sept. 13 and tied the Hornets 1-1 on Oct. 3.
The Skippers finished the season 13-3-2 and ranked No. 4 in the final Coaches Association Class AAA state rankings.
“We had a lot of success this year,” Skippers Coach Kelsey Hans told the Sun Sailor. “I am excited to coach at Minnetonka and feel more settled in my second season as head coach.”
Once again, Minnetonka made another strong run to the section finals game. Against Shakopee in the section semifinals, Sr. Adisouk Nhouyvanisvong scored both Minnetonka goals in a 2-0 win over No. 4 Shakopee at Minnetonka High School. So. Adeline Keenan assisted on one of the goals.
In the section quarterfinals, the Skippers downed No. 8 seed Chaska 6-0 behind goals from the junior brigade of Briena Giebel, Gabrielle Ryan (2), Juliet Carlson, Darby Allen and Hannah Berchild.
After the first four games this season, when the Skippers were 2-1-1, the team went on to win 9 of its next 10 games with eight shutouts. In the only games during that stretch when Minnetonka did allow a goal, the Skippers crushed Edina 3-1 at Minnetonka on Sept. 13 and lost to Wayzata 1-0 on Sept. 24.
In 18 games overall, Minnetonka recorded 11 shutouts. For the season, the Skippers outscored their opponents 37-11.
Ryan, a forward, led the team in scoring with 14 goals and 3 assists. Other top scorers were Juliet Carlson (5 goals, 4 assists), Allen (5 goals, 1 assist), Giebel (2 goals, 4 assists), Nhouyvanisvong (2 goals, 4 assists), Keenan (2 goals, 2 assists), Jr. Cameron Carlson (2 goals, 2 assists) and Jr. Alexandra Kruell (2 goals, 2 assists).
Sr. goalie Maddie Schultz and Ryan were both named Class AAA First Team All-State. Schultz, who had a 0.57 goals against average, was also named Star Tribune All-Metro second team.
Talk about deja vu all over again.
In the Section 2AAA Semifinals, No. 2 seed Minnetonka lost in an overtime shootout to No. 3 Eden Prairie 2-1. It was the second straight year Minnetonka lost in a shootout in the section tournament. Last season, the Skippers lost to Edina in a section finals shootout.
Against the Eagles in the semifinal loss, Jr. Jake Hennen scored the lone regulation-time goal for the Skippers. He was assisted by Sr. Ketav Udupa.
It was Udupa who starred for Minnetonka in the section quarterfinals against Prior Lake. Udupa exploded for three goals in the 3-0 win over the No. 7 Lakers. In net, senior goalie Peyton Olson recorded the shutout. Hennen assisted on one of Udupa’s goals.
Ranked No. 7 in the final Coaches Association Class AAA state rankings, the Skippers finished the season 11-3-3.
Minnetonka started the season on fire, winning its first five of six games. During that time, the Skippers had four shutouts and outscored their opponents 18-4. Minnetonka entered October with only one loss, with a 9-1-3 record (win/loss/tie).
For the season, Minnetonka recorded nine shutouts and outscored its opponents by a dominating 43-12 margin.
On offense, Minnetonka was led by Hennen (8 goals, 13 assists), Sr. Alex Gonikman (9 goals, 4 assists), Udupa (5 goals, 4 assists), Sr. Sawyer Booton (5 goals, 2 assists), Sr. Adam Leicester (2 goals, 2 assists), Jr. Myles Kennedy (3 goals) and So. Eric Detjen (3 goals). Jr. David Castillon, Sr. Henry Gregerson and Sr. Carter Friese also scored 2 goals apiece.
In goal, Olson had a 0.41 goals against average.
A forward/midfielder, Hennen was named Star Tribune All-Metro second team and All-State first team. Gonikman and Olson were both named All-State second team.
Three Skippers received MSHSL Academic Awards: Sr. Javier Diaz-Schultz, Sr. Pablo Gonzalez-Villaseca and Olson.
The Skippers earned bids to the 2023 UCA Nationals in February by finishing first in Game Day Varsity Non-Tumbling and Small Varsity Non-Tumbling at the UCA 10,000 Lakes Regional on Oct. 29 at Minnetonka High School.
Fall National Letters of Intent
Fourteen Minnetonka High School student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Nov. 9. They include:
Josie Hemp - Girls Hockey - University of Minnesota
Elly Klepinger - Girls Hockey - University of Minnesota
Ava Lindsay - Girls Hockey - University of Minnesota
Grace Sadura - Girls Hockey - University of Minnesota-Duluth
Nick Gilles - Boys Cross Country - University of Wisconsin Madison
Max Pederson - Baseball - Winona State University
Kate Simington - Volleyball - Clemson University
Colby Sanders - Boys Lacrosse - Maryville University (MO)
Ben Schuster - Boys Lacrosse - Mount St. Mary's (MD)
Breanna Kinney - Softball - University of New Haven (CT)
Winona Stone - Girls Track & Field - Dartmouth College
Kelsey Phillips - Girls Tennis - University of Montana
Claire Cashman - Girls Cross Country - Eastern Carolina University
Adam McFall - Boys Swimming - Virginia Military Institute
Chandler DeZellar has been named Girls Lacrosse Coach. She previously served as an assistant coach and interim head coach at Chaska… First-year Minnetonka Wrestling Assistant Coach Christian DuLaney is currently training for the 2024 Olympics as a member of the USA National Team… Skippers Girls Hockey players Lindzi Avar, Kendra Distad, Ava Lindsay, Elly Kleipinger, Layla Hemp and Grace Sadura (alternate) will play on the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team at the Women’s World Championship in Sweden Jan. 8-15.
Tonka Recruiting Trail
Jackson Blanks (Boys Lacrosse) has committed to Stevens Institute of Technology… Paige Dillon of Girls Swim & Dive has committed to University of North Carolina… Jack Liwienski has committed to play football at North Dakota State University… Enzo Cich has committed to play baseball at Southeastern Community College in Iowa.