Raiders’ Horsted adds another award in another sport

Jesper Horsted

To say that Jesper Horsted is athletically gifted is an understatement on par with describing the weather this past June as “a bit moist.”

Horsted, who just finished his junior year at Roseville Area High School, put together about as good a season that a high school athlete could and he had been rewarded many times over for it. His latest sports foray for the Raiders was baseball and he was successful enough to earn an all-metro award.

The Pioneer Press named Horsted to its all-east metro baseball team following a season that saw him bat .596 with 14 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.

Baseball is the third sport in which Horsted earned at least all-conference honors during the past school year. He started off the 2013-14 term with a monster season on the gridiron as he was all-metro and all-state after helping lead Roseville to the state football semifinals.

Horsted caught more than 80 passes for almost 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns in a dozen games. His most notable game of the season, which was also the biggest victory in the history of RAHS football, was in the state quarterfinals against Maple Grove. He had 19 receptions for 293 yards and two touchdowns as Roseville beat the Crimson 24-21 to advance to the semifinals for the first time in school history.

Roseville lost to Rosemount in that semifinal and after that Horsted turned his attention to basketball. He ended up earning all-conference honors following a season in which he led the Suburban East Conference in rebounds and was top-15 in scoring.

With one year of high school left, it’s not surprising that Horsted is on the radar of numerous Division I colleges for both football and baseball.

— Brian Meyers


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