The 2017 Mr. Lacrosse and Jack Anderson Senior Goalie of the Year were named June 18 at the Double Tree Hotel, where the top players and teams from around the state were recognized. The awards are decided through a panel which is represented by MSHSL and NCAA coaches, scouts, referees, members of the media and other lacrosse experts. The Minnesota Minute Men launched the awards eight years ago to give athletes a platform in Minnesota’s rapidly-growing sport of lacrosse.
This year’s winners signify the state’s most dominant senior lacrosse field player or goalie.
Titans senior attacker Sam Lindahl was name Mr. Lacrosse. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Sam Lindahl of Tartan was crowned Mr. Lacrosse. The senior attacker is a scoring machine, totaling a state-best 61 goals in the regular season and finishing the year with 72.
Lindahl led his team as a key varsity asset for three years, ending his career with 273 points. This year, he also posted team-highs in points (108) and assists (36), and was a member of the Star Tribune’s 2017 All-Metro team. His last game as a Titan was against Mahtomedi in the Section 4 championship, where he tallied six goals and three assists in a 13-12 heartbreaking loss.
Eagan’s Brandon Wuertz, Eastview’s Noah Linder, Prior Lake’s Carter Collins, Eden Prairie’s Jackson Zaugg, Maple Grove’s Jack Dugan and Mahtomedi’s Lucas Honebrink were the other finalists for the award.
This year’s Jake Anderson Mr. Goalie Award went to Jack Beran of Eastview. Beran helped his team secure 13 straight regular-season wins through his consistency in the net, and he finished ninth in the state this season with a 5.31 goals-against average. He also posted a .585 save percentage, racking up 93 saves.
Beran's competition for the honor was Lakeville North's Drew Bouman, who finished his regular season with a .500 save percentage.