The Roseville Area High School girls lacrosse team has an interesting mix of players on its roster this spring. The Raiders are led by a trio of veteran seniors but also have four eighth-graders on the roster.
Despite winning only four games during the regular season last season, the Roseville Area High School boys lacrosse team won the playoff game. This spring, the Raiders are once again hoping to hit their stride as sections roll around.
Maddie Gray recently finished up her sophomore season as a member of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women’s swimming and diving team. Next fall, Gray will be more than just a member of the team.
The North High boys tennis team is still in a state of flux.
The four spots for singles play seem to be established, but North coach Jerry Diebel said, “Our doubles are not yet set in their positions. The players competing for those positions include: Jesse Tretsven (10), Colin Cassin (12), Andrew Gooder (11), Marty Dinh (11), Ty Yang (11) Meipong Himmtann (11), Petersen Thao (9), Tommy Yang (11) and Chveshe Yang (9).”
Tartan High School coach Don Lee is ruing what the 2013 graduation did to a very successful boys golf program.
He pointed out that several outstanding players with varsity experience graduated last year.
With seven starters among eight returning letterwinners from last year’s team that won ten games, the Irondale High School girls lacrosse team is looking formidable. First-year head coach Wendy Frantz takes over a team that is athletic and experienced.
Two seasons ago, the Mounds View High School boys tennis team saw its consecutive streak of state-tournament berths come to an end. Maple Grove won the Section 5AA team title in 2012 to end the streak at 10 years and also captured the section title last year.
Each year the main goal of the Mounds View High School girls golf team is to contend for a berth in the state tournament. That’s no different this spring as the Mustangs look to get the team to state for the first time since 2011.
“We played good golf last season,” said Mounds View head coach Paul Bailey. “We made progress and could reach our potential this year.”
The Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village track and field teams are usually in the thick of things when it comes to the North Suburban Conference championship chase. Those expectations aren’t any different under new head coach Jason Liston.