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Meet the 2018 Star Tribune girls' hockey All-Metro first team

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 02/19/18, 4:30PM CST


Scroll down to see who made the second and third teams as well.

All-Metro girls' hockey first team (left to right): Madeline Wethington, Blake; Mariah Keopple, Hill-Murray; Gabbie Hughes, Centennial; Taylor Heise, Red Wing; Emily Oden, Edina, and Anna Kruesel, Blake. Photo:  JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@startribune.com  

All-Metro first team

All-Metro first-team members sound off on….

Best part about playing varsity hockey Go-to karaoke song Favorite women’s Olympic hockey team member
Taylor Heise Playing in front of such an energetic and supportive community “Solo” by Iyaz Kendall Coyne
Gabbie Hughes My teammates. They are my family and the sport wouldn’t be the same without them by my side every day. “Umbrella” by Rihanna Meghan Duggan
Mariah Keopple The friends I have made along the way are some of my best friends. “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj Maddie Rooney
Anna Kruesel Being a part of something bigger than myself. “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League Dani Cameranesi
Emily Oden Showing up to the rink every day to play the game you love with your best friends. “American Boy” by Estelle Hilary Knight
Madeline Wethington Putting on the Blake jersey and playing for all the girls who have carved the way. “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame Dani Cameranesi and Lee Stecklein

All-Metro second team


Abigail Boreen, Hill-Murray, senior: Threat on every shift whether scoring or setting up teammates. Scored 27 goals. Committed to Minnesota.

Lolita Fidler, Edina, senior: Great vision and puck skills. Led Edina with 64 points. Comes through in big moments. Committed to Harvard.

Anneke Linser, Centennial, senior: Uses great size and strength in all three zones. Scored 27 goals. Committed to Minnesota-Duluth.


Madison Bizal, Elk River/Zimmerman, senior: Rarely makes mistakes while matching up with great forwards. Committed to Ohio State.

Maggie Flaherty, Lakeville North, senior: Brings good size and better hockey IQ to the blue line. Scored 18 goals. Committed to Minnesota-Duluth.


Calla Frank, White Bear Lake, junior: Fundamentally sound yet able to make acrobatic saves. Stopped 94 percent of shots faced. Verbally committed to Minnesota State Mankato.

All-Metro third team


Taylor Anderson, Eagan, senior. Committed to Minnesota-Duluth.

Claire Butorac, Andover, senior. Committed to Minnesota State Mankato.

Paetyn Levis, Rogers, senior. Committed to Ohio State.

Catie Skaja, New Prague, senior. Committed to Minnesota.

Izzy Daniel, Blake, junior. Verbally committed to Cornell.


Crystalyn Hengler, Eden Prairie, senior. Committed to Minnesota.

Lizi Norton, Orono, senior. Committed to Minnesota-Duluth.

Kyra Willoughby, Blake, senior. Committed to Harvard.


Kaity McKenzie, South St. Paul, senior. Committed to Cornell.

Sami Miller, Spring Lake Park, senior. Committed to Wisconsin-River Falls.

How the team was chosen

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.

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