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.
|Roman Rohrbach||Lakeville North||Attack||12|
|Ryan Graff||Bloomington Jefferson||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|
|J.C. Conklin||East Ridge||Defense||12|
|Alex Wilson||Bloomington Jefferson||LSM||12|
|Jack Dessler||Prior Lake||FOGO||11|
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