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Mahtomedi’s Greene, Chisago Lakes’ Fernstrom named Athletes of the Week

12/09/2013, 9:48pm CST
By Star Tribune

Athletes of the week for Dec. 9, 2013


Ali Greene

Mahtomedi • basketball

Coming off a 4-21 record last season, Ali Greene and her teammates were determined to improve this season.

The early-season results are encouraging.

The 6-foot-1 junior forward averaged 24.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and six steals as the Zephyrs opened the season with three consecutive victories.

“The thing this year is we have a different attitude,” said Greene. “We put in a lot of work over the summer. We haven’t won a lot and we wanted to have a different mind-set this season. We were sick of losing.”

Greene, who averaged 19.5 points per game last season, scored 27 in the Zephyrs’ season-opening 68-52 victory over St. Louis Park. She had 21 points in a 66-58 victory over St. Anthony and 23 in a 56-43 victory over St. Paul Johnson.

“I’m trying to be a better outside shooter,” Greene said. “I worked extra this summer on my guard skills, outside shooting and shooting off the dribble.”

Bryanna Fernstrom

Chisago Lakes • basketball

The senior center tied a school record with 40 points in the Wildcats’ 80-52 season-opening victory over Duluth Denfeld. The 6-5 post, who has verbally committed to Iowa State, also had 22 rebounds.

DeJon Davis

Bloomington Kennedy • basketball

The senior guard sparked the Eagles to victories over Orono (60-44) and Burnsville (77-57). Davis had 25 points against Orono and 22 against Burnsville and is averaging 26 points per game.

Hannah Goettl

Champlin Park • hockey

The junior goalie had 52 saves in back-to-back 3-0 victories over Centennial and Coon Rapids. On the season, Goettl has a 1.36-goals-against average and a .964 save percentage, which is the best in the state.

Laura Jore

Big Lake • gymnastics

The senior won the all-around with a 37.25 to lead the Hornets to a first-place score of 137.85 at the four-team Maple Lake Invitational on Saturday. Jore was 12th in the all-around at the Class 1A state meet last year with a score of 36.5.

Andrew Lindgren

Eagan • hockey

The junior goalie had 39 saves, including 19 in the third period, in Eagan’s 2-1 victory over No. 3 Edina. He had 20 saves in the Wildcats’ 4-0 victory over Hastings.

Mike Rouleau

Maple Grove • swimming

The senior won two individual events (200 yard IM and 500 freestyle) and swam a leg on two winning relays (200 medley and 400 freestyle) in the Crimson’s 93-92 victory over Edina.

Neil Schmalz

Mound Westonka • wrestling

The freshman, ranked No. 7 at 106 pounds in Class 3A, went 3-0 to claim the 106-pound title and help the White Hawks win the team title at the 12-team Don Meyers Invitational at Fridley.


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