A year ago, the Roseville Area High School volleyball team was coming off a "Cinderella" season that included a trip to the state tournament. Last year's team was dealing with the graduation of three key players in that tournament run and faced a number of unknowns.
This year, the Raiders are also preparing for a season following a state-tournament trip but have a much better feel of what to expect from their lineup.
For the past five seasons, the Roseville Area High School girls cross country team has qualified for the state meet. The Raiders are seeking state trip No. 6 this fall and return a decent nucleus from last year's team.
Back row, from left to right: Coach Joe Fast, Michael DeGroot (MV), Matthew Baker (MV), Ben Wetermeyer (RV), Nick Squire (Irondale), Garrett Hanson (Centennial), Gunnar Eastep (RV). Middle row: Jordan Van Berkel (RV), Ryan Yoch (MV), Aaron Zerfas (MV), Connor Barrett (RV), Peder Ericson (RV), Jake Dingman (MV). Front row: Holden Tranquillo (Centennial), Tom Bombeck (Centennial), Ben Kottke (MV), Connor Stamper (MV), Andrew McGregor (RV), Klimba Dyauli (RV), Connor Nelson (MV).
Not pictured: Brock Fitzpatrick (Centennial). (submitted photo)
The North Suburban Soccer Association’s U17 C1 boys team brought home a state championship last month.
Preseason rankings for a pair of fall high school sports came out last week and teams from Roseville Area High School appeared in both. Here’s a look at which teams they were and where they landed in the polls.
Having an eighth-grader in the starting lineup in a high school varsity team sport is relatively rare, especially at bigger metro-area schools. Breanna Maloney did just that two years ago on the volleyball team at Roseville Area High School.
After two years of the sub-state era of Minnesota American Legion baseball, Rosetown has yet to enjoy any post-season success. The Rockets went 0-2 in last week’s Sub-State 7 tournament to fall to 0-4 in sub-state playoff games.