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Area prep athletes earn post-season honors
A handful of area high school athletes earned all-metro honors following their winter sports seasons. Here’s a quick look at those honored.
McDaniels, a senior on the Mounds View High School girls basketball team, was an All-East Metro third-team selection by the Pioneer Press. She led the Mustangs in points (16.7), rebounds (7.1), assists (5.3) and steals (2.9) per game. The rebound average was four full boards per game higher than last season.
McDaniels added her name to Mounds View’s list of 1,000-point career scorers and wound up fifth overall in school history. She averaged 13.9 points per game for her career.
Donovan, a junior on the Irondale High School girls hockey team, was an All-East Metro selection by the Pioneer Press. She continued to lead the Knights offensively with 27 goals and added 24 assists.
Donovan’s career totals, which now span five seasons at Irondale, are up to 138 goals and 98 assists.
Larson, a senior on the Mounds View High School girls hockey team, joined Donovan on the Pioneer Press All-East Metro list and was also named third-team all-metro by the Star Tribune. She scored 28 goals and added 21 assists and will play collegiately at Bethel University next season.
Sutton, a junior on the Mounds View High School girls hockey team, was named third-team all-metro by the Star Tribune.
Three of the four winter high school sports all-star series have local representation.
The Senior Classic girls hockey all-star series included three Mounds View players: Lauren Klein, Kathryn Larson and Elli Marvin.
The Great 8 boys hockey series was held last weekend at Wakota Arena in South St. Paul. Mounds View senior center Darian Romanko played in it as a member of the Section 5AA/5A team.
Still to be played is the boys basketball all-star series. Irondale’s Jack Martinek will play in the two-day event held April 5 at St. Cloud State and April 6 at Macalester College.
The rosters for the girls basketball all-star series have yet to be announced.
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