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2018 boys' lacrosse All-Americans unveiled

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 06/30/18, 7:30PM CDT

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Holy Angels, Chanhassen and Benilde-St. Margaret's led the state with two selections each.


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Twelve Minnesota boys' lacrosse players were named All-Americans by U.S. Lacrosse this week. Holy Angels, Chanhassen and Benilde-St. Margaret's all boast two selections each.

Jason Kraus led the state with 55 goals and 86 points in the regular season, while teammate Spencer Sande was the state's most dominant faceoff specialist, winning at an 84 percent clip. The duo helped Holy Angels reach the Section 6 semifinals where they lost 13-6 to Rosemount, but finished with a program-best 11-2 record.

Chanhassen's tandem of Cole Grindberg, this year's Mr. Lacrosse, and Jadon Kerry produced arguably the most dominant combo in the state. Grindberg and Kerry led the Storm to six straight wins to open the season, combining for 107 regular-season points, despite Kerry going down with an injury and missing the final two weeks of the regular season. He returned in the playoffs where Chanhassen fell to Minnetonka 9-7 in the Section 2 title game.

Benilde-St. Margaret's Buzz Williams, a Mr. Goalie finalist, compiled a .624 save average and was a centerpiece of one of the state's stingiest defenses. Sophomore defender Jack Rigley had 17 takeaways in the regular season as Benilde-St. Margaret's top defender.

View the entire All-American list below.

Player Grade Position School
Jason Kraus 12 Attackman Holy Angels
Spencer Sande 12 Midfielder Holy Angels
Jack Rigley 10 Defender Benilde-St. Margaret's
Buzz Williams 12 Goalie Benilde-St. Margaret's
Cole Grindberg 12 Attackman Chanhassen
Jadon Kerry 12 Midfielder Chanhassen
Isaac Peifer 12 Attackman Eagan
Quentin Matsui 11 Defender Eden Prairie
Brent Hauck 12 Longstick Midfielder Lakeville North
Dalton Seesz 12 Midfielder Wayzata
Preston Jelen 12 Defender Prior Lake
David Byers 12 Midfielder Lakeville South

The Minnesota State Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association selects the All-American list and submits it to U.S. Lacrosse.

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