Shakopee's Koenen Named AP Player Of The YearShakopee senior Taylor Koenen is the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school girls basketball.
Watertown-Mayer's Janning Is AP Player Of The YearWatertown-Mayer senior guard Marissa Janning has been named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school girls basketball.
Hill-Murray's Hannah Brandt Is AP Player Of Year Hannah Brandt had a national team training camp practice the morning of New Year's Eve, and her Hill-Murray Pioneers had a holiday tournament game that afternoon.
Mankato West QB Nelson Is AP Player Of The YearPhilip Nelson would prefer not to be the featured attraction. When asked about his greatest strength, he simply describes himself as a team player. But he's going to have to get used to the attention.
Coleman Is Minn. AP Player Of Year For Boys HoopsJoe Coleman of Hopkins has been selected as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for boys high school basketball.
AP Player Of Year: Minnetonka Goalie Julie FriendJulie Friend has had the skills and the fundamentals of playing goalie down for a few years. Minding the net can be a mentally demanding experience, though, a process that required some self-discovery and a sharpened focus for Friend to reach an elite level.