BSM All-State soccer players honored

Gunnar Knutson
With a recent loss to Waconia highschool, the boys varsity soccer season may be over, but for senior co-captain Gunnar Knutson it was still a successful season. Knutson was the only member of the BSM team named an all state soccer player. Originally a midfielder, Knutson was moved back to defense a few weeks into the season, a very beneficial decision to the team. “The reason he was up for the award is that he’s the top defender [and] defense was the most significant part of our game,” said head coach Mr. Dave Platt. Come the 2009 soccer season, Knutson hopes to be a defender for the University of St. Thomas. (devon fitzgerald)

Anne Huber

Girls soccer captain and star sweeper senior Anne Huber made the All-State Girls Soccer team along with fellow teammate Laura Kosch. “I was really excited and surprised,” Huber said. Scoring the winning goal in a shootout during the first round of State, Huber is leading the team to the dome with confidence. “I wouldn’t have predicted us to go this far,” she said. However, Huber has high hopes for State. “I think if we can play as a team we’ll have a really good chance. We have all been playing our best and it’s been successful,” she said. (amelia raether)

Maddie Jobe

Modesty comes in no greater form than junior Maddie Jobe. As the third year starting varsity goalie for the girls’ soccer team, Jobe was chosen as a member of the All-State tournament team this season. Jobe was thrilled for the recognition, “It’s an honor to receive because everything I have put into soccer is finally showing through,” said Jobe. She has had an outstanding season with not only 13 shutouts, but also allowing only 6 goals in 21 (?) games. Jobe doesn’t take all credit for her success however, “It wasn’t what I did well, it was what my defense and whole team did well that we are successful,” said Jobe. (theresa lau)