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Coaches announce award winners

05/29/2015, 12:30pm CDT
By MN Lax Hub staff

Bloomington Jefferson has three All-American selections, while Prior Lake and Blake each have two.


Ryan Graff was one of three Bloomington Jefferson players named to the 12-member All-American team by the state boys' lacrosse coaches association. Photo by Mark Hvidsten

Bloomington Jefferson junior attackman Ryan Graff, senior defender Nate Buswell and senior long-stick midfielder Alex Wilson are three of the 12 players selected as All-Americans by the state boys' lacrosse coaches association.

Graff scored a team-high 35 goals in 13 regular-season games while Buswell and Wilson combined to record 63 takeaways and 80 ground balls, helping the Jaguars finish the regular season with a 13-0 record and the No. 2 ranking in the coaches poll. Bloomington Jefferson won the inaugural Metro West Conference title and earned the No. 2 seed in the Section 3 playoffs.

Prior Lake and Blake each had two All-Americans.

Senior midfielder Cullen Sowder and junior faceoff specialist Jack Dessler led the No. 1-ranked Lakers to a 13-0 regular-season record, the South Suburban Conference championship and the top seed in the Section 3 playoffs.

The No. 8-ranked Bears posted an 8-4 regular-season mark behind the play of junior goalie Nick Washuta and junior defender Crey Bankes.

The All-American team also represents the all-state first team as selected by the coaches. Second- and third-team all-state picks were also named, as were first- and second-team selections from each of the state's eight postseason sections.

2015 Coaches Association All-American Selections

Table 1
Roman Rohrbach Lakeville North Attack 12
Ryan Graff Bloomington Jefferson Attack 11
Luke VanOverbeke Rosemount Attack 11
Scott McNamara Academy of Holy Angels Midfield 12
Connar Dehnert White Bear Lake Midfield 12
Cullen Sowder Prior Lake Midfield 12
Nate Buswell Bloomington Jefferson Defense 12
Crey Bankes Blake Defense 12
J.C. Conklin East Ridge Defense 12
Alex Wilson Bloomington Jefferson LSM 12
Jack Dessler Prior Lake FOGO 11
Nick Washuta Blake Goaltender 11

2015 Coaches Association All-State Teams

2015 Coaches Association All-Section Selections

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