SAVHS sophomore earns lacrosse honors

The sport of lacrosse hasn’t come to St. Anthony Village High School yet but a student at the school has found it to be to his liking. 

Sophomore Doug Keiser put together a second consecutive strong season as a member of the St. Paul Celts club lacrosse team. He earned a couple of awards following the Celts’ season this spring.

Keiser earned all-conference and all-state honors from the Minnesota Boys Scholastic Lacrosse Association, which is the spring boys lacrosse league for high school club teams. 

St. Paul plays at the varsity level and is assigned to the South Division. Keiser was one of three Celts to be named All South Conference. He was later named all-state by MBSLA.

During the regular season, Keiser scored 62 goals and added 10 assists. He led MBSLA in goals and total points.

A year earlier as a freshman, Keiser was named honorable mention all-conference.

The Celts went 7-5 during the regular season and finished third in the South Division. That was good enough to secure a playoff berth.

The playoffs included six teams, three from each division. St. Paul opened the post-season with an 11-8 victory over Chisago Lakes.

The Celts then lost in the semifinals to Red River Valley, which is made up of players from the Fargo/Moorhead area, 10-7 and fell 13-10 to Grand Rapids in the third-place game.

Red River Valley, the regular-season champion of the North Division, followed up its win over St. Paul by beating Becker, the regular-season champion of the South Division, 9-8 to claim the championship.

MBSLA’s varsity division this year included five teams (Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Rapids, ROCORI and Red River Valley) in the North Division and six (Becker, Chisago Lakes, Hudson, St. Paul, Waconia and Winona) in the South.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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