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15 Metro Players to Watch

Tessa Cichy

Rachel Banham, Lakeville North, 5-9 sr. guard:

Confident, Gophers-bound player who will carry most of the load for state's best team

Kahla Becken, Centennial,
5-9 sr. guard:

Pass-oriented but had games of 33 and 29 points last season

Tessa Cichy, Hill Murray,
5-10 jr. guard:

Took over at state last year, including a 34-point effort against DeLaSalle

Ellen Edison (left)

Ellen Edison, Maple Grove, 5-9 sr. guard:

Two-way shooting guard who can knock down threes

Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer,
5-8 jr. guard:

Has 1,329 points the past two seasons

Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie, 6-2 jr. forward:

Long lefty who pulled down 250 rebounds last season and averages more than two blocks per game

Apiew Ojulu

Apiew Ojulu, Lakeville North,
6-2 sr. post:

Shown at left, she is a high-motor intimidator who can shoot, averaging nearly 10 points per game last season

Megan Stuart, Roseville,
6-2 sr. forward:

Quick-moving and scrappy. Had a pair of 30-point games as a junior

Brianna Williams

Brianna Williams, Hopkins,
5-6 sr. guard:

Makes up for size with speed. Second on the team last year with 9.2 points per game

Michelle Young, Woodbury,
5-9 sr. guard:

CCan score in bunches in addition to shutting down opponents' lane

Rebekah Dahlman

Ann Marie Brown, St. Peter, 6-foot sr. forward:

Small town, big upside. Signed with Wisconsin

Amber Sorenson, Caledonia, 6-2 sr. guard:

Northern Iowa recruit has solid long-range shooting ability

Martha Alwal, Worthington, 6-3 sr. post:

Aggressive blocking and rebound specialist. Headed to Mississippi State

Rebekah Dahlman, Braham, 5-8 so. guard:

Solid bloodlines. Already highly regarded

Kali Peschel, Sauk Centre, 6-foot jr. guard:

The Mainstreeters' all-time leading scorer, led her team to its first state appearance last season

– Brian Stensaas

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