The Minnewaska boys’ basketball team have announced their team awards for the recently completed season.
Minnewaska Lakers 2019 Captains
Grant Jensen and Luke Barkeim
2019 West Central All-Conference
Grant Jensen, Aaron Ver Steeg, Peyton Johnsrud
Honorable Mention Sam Hested
MBCA Academic All-State
WCC Academic All-Conference
Mitchell Gruber, Aiden Tank, Peyton Johnsrud, Jace Lindemann, Sam Hested, Drew Nelson, Aaron Ver Steeg, Connor Johnsrud, Cole Harste, Grant Jensen, Damon Uhde
Most Valuable Player
Rookie of the Year
Laker BullDog Award
Aaron Ver Steeg
Defender of the Year
Team Player of the Year
Scout Player of the Year
2020-2021 Laker Team Captains
Aaron Ver Steeg, Sam Hested, Peyton Johnsrud
The Minnesota Boys’ Basketball Coaches Association named their Academic State Champions for 2019-20. The Lakers were named the state champions in Class AA!
The list of champions was rounded out by Schaeffer Academy in Class A, Bemidji in Class AAA and Owatonna in Class AAAA.
The Class AA All-Academic teams by section were Plainview-Elgin-Millville in 1AA, Norwood-Young America in 2AA, Minnewaska in 3AA, St. Agnes in 4AA, Rockford in 5AA, Mora in 6AA, Eveleth-Gilbert in 7AA and Wadena-Deer Creek in 8AA.
The Minnewaska roster was comprised of seniors Mason Stewart, Grant Jensen, Aiden Tank, Drew Nelson, Jaden Stewart and Luke Barkeim. Juniors on the team are Peyton Johnsrud, Mitchell Gruber, Connor Johnsrud, Jace Lindemann, Sam Hested, Aaron Ver Steeg, Cole Harste and Brady Hoffmann. Two sophomores, Damon Uhde and Hunter Kostelecky, were roster members.
Congratulations to the Lakers on being recognized for all the hard work the team members accomplished in the classroom!