The all-metro first team, from left: Adalia McKenzie, Park Center; Mackenzie Kramer, St. Michael-Albertville; Metro Player of the Year Paige Bueckers, Hopkins; Lauren Jensen, Lakeville North, and Mallory Brake, Hastings. Photo: CARLOS GONZALEZ ¥ firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmington, 6-4, junior, center
Elevated her game in the wake of injuries to teammates Paige Kinseth and Molly Mogenson.
Wayzata, 5-11, sophomore, guard
Heady floor leader who doesn’t get flustered, can score and creates for her teammates.
Hopkins, 6-4, sophomore, center
Long-armed athletic matchup nightmare, averaged 19.2 points, 8.2 rebounds.
Wayzata, 6-0, junior, guard/forward
Offensive force, cinch first-team selection if not for a knee injury that sideline her for the final month of the season.
Chaska, 6-1, sophomore, center
Efficient and effective in the post, averaged 20.0 points per game, topped 1,000 career points this season.
Liza Karlen, Stillwater, 6-2, senior, forward
Annika Stewart, Wayzata, 6-4, senior, center
Alexis Pratt, Stillwater, 5-5, junior, guard
Tessa Johnson, St. Michael-Albertville, 5-10, freshman, guard
Molly Mogensen, Farmington, 5-7, senior, guard
Julie Bengtson, Becker, 5-9, junior, guard
Maggie Czinano, Watertown-Mayer, 5-1, junior, guard
The Star Tribune’s all-metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with a panel of coaches and staff observations.