Junior midfielder Jack Budniewski was one of four members of Benilde-St. Margaret's boys' lacrosse program named to the 2019 all-tournament team. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
State champion Prior Lake and runner-up Benilde-St. Margaret's led the eight-team state tournament field with four players apiece selected to the 2019 all-tournament team.
Benilde-St. Margaret's junior attackman Jack VanOverbeke tallied a state-tournament best 10 points (seven goals and three assists) in three games played, including one in the state championship game on June 15, when the Red Knights fell to the Lakers 5-3 in Chanhassen. VanOverbeke's teammate, Jack Budniewski, won 29 of 40 (72.5%) faceoffs, enough for second-best percentage in the tournament behind Mahtomedi's Colin Hagstrom, who won 17 of 22 (77.3%).
Luke Williams, a senior attackman for St. Thomas Academy, tied VanOverbeke for most goals scored with seven — half of the Cadets' 14 total tourney goals scored.
Colin Nauertz, the only goalie selected to the all-tournament team, helped lead Prior Lake to its second straight title by saving 23 of 33 shots he faced, including 10 of the 13 Red Knights' shots he saw in the title game. Nauertz's .697 save percentage was a state tournament-best, and his 3.33 goals-against average topped all goalies who clocked at least 48 minutes.
Lakers senior midfielder Luke Bloedow notched nine points (six goals, three assists) in the tournament, including scoring the eventual nail-in-the-coffin fifth goal in the win against Benilde-St. Margaret's.
See all the all-tournament selections below.
|Quentin Matsui||Eden Prairie||Defender|
|Will Foster||Eden Prairie||Midfielder|
|Luke Williams||St. Thomas Academy||Attackman|
|Jack VanOverbeke||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Attackman|
|Seamus Foley||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Defender|
|Jack Budniewski||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Midfielder|
|Tucker Turrittin||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Defender|
|Colin Nauertz||Prior Lake||Goalie|
|Brian Kallberg||Prior Lake||Defender|
|Luke Bloedow||Prior Lake||Midfielder|
|Riley Bachinski||Prior Lake||Attackman|
The all-tourney team, presented by the Minnesota State High School League and Wells Fargo, was assembled by a panel of coaches who attended the state tournament.