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Star Tribune Girls' Hockey All-Metro first team

02/16/2015, 9:08pm CST
By Star Tribune

A look at the six players honored for the 2014-15 season:


The Star Tribune Girls’ Hockey All-Metro first team, from left, Sophia Shaver of Wayzata, Charly Dahlquist of Eden Prairie, Taylor Williamson of Edina, Lauren Boyle of Eden Prairie, Grace Bizal of Hopkins and Abby Cooper of Lakeville North

Sophia Shaver

Wayzata, forward, senior

Good size (5-10) and skill made her a handful for opponents. Scored 17 goals. One of eight Minnesota high school players who won a gold medal with the USA Hockey Under-18 team in January. Committed to Wisconsin.

 

Charly Dahlquist

Eden Prairie, forward, senior

Reached the elite level this season by adding consistency to speed and strength. Controlled games throughout the season. Tallied 11 goals and 24 assists. Committed to North Dakota.

 

Grace Bizal

Hopkins, defense, senior

Led her team with 25 goals. Played like a fourth forward at times but never at the expense of her defense. “She would jump up in the rush but was always the first back to defend,” one Lake Conference coach said. Committed to Boston College.

 

Lauren Boyle

Eden Prairie, defense, senior

Great speed enabled her to make plays at both ends. Became a shutdown defender who effectively picked her spots to push the puck. Scored 11 goals and added 17 assists. Committed to Ohio State.

 

Abby Cooper

Lakeville North, goalie, senior

Quiet competitor carried the Panthers within an overtime goal of the state tournament. Finished 21-5-1 with a 1.01 goals-against average, a stifling .951 save percentage and 11 shutouts. Undecided on college.

 

Taylor Williamson

Edina, forward, senior

Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year. Leads Edina into the Class 2A state tournament with 36 goals and 20 assists. Returned from hip surgery a faster player and became a force in the critical moments of games. Scored six of her team’s 10 playoff goals, including the overtime winner in the section final. Committed to Minnesota, following her father, Dean, and grandfather, Murray.

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