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DECEMBER LIDS Team Sports ATHLETES OF THE MONTH


SPA goalie Catherine Johnson


Minnehaha Academy goalie Justin Evenson.

SPA Senior Captain Catherine Johnson has been the starting St. Paul United hockey goalie for the last four years. Her play in goal is one of the reasons the 2015/2016 United team is 18 – 1 – 1 and ranked third in Class A state rankings. Catherine has faced 244 shots this winter, has a save percentage of .951 and 8 shutouts.   Catherine is a determined student and has earned a 3.33 GPA. She volunteers many hours helping others in her communities. Catherine is founder of United’s Lace it up for lymphoma/Leukemia Fund raiser. You will see her at Meals on Wheels during Thanksgiving, working at Feed My Starving Children, being active in the Toys for Tots campaigns, serving as a leader of the Students for Social Justice Committee and much more. Catherine will be attending UMD next year and will play hockey.

Minnehaha Academy junior goaltender Justin Evenson is this month’s IMAC Player of the Month.  Justin had a great start to the season, as he currently leads the state (AA and A) with a .950 save percentage and is sixth in the state with a 1.63GAA average, leading the Redhawks to a 6-3-1 start.  Justin also got his first career shutout in December, in a 1-0 OT win vs. Park-Cottage Grove.  Redhawk Head Boys Hockey Coach Patrick Griswold said of Justin, “Coming off an all-conference season as a sophomore, Justin has elevated his game to another level.   He worked really hard in the off-season and it definitely shows.  The bigger the game, the better he is in the net.  He’s tracking the puck very well and has a command of the ice that you can’t coach.   But what excites us more as a coaching staff and a program, has been his leadership off the ice.   Even though he doesn’t have a letter on his jersey, he has been a great leader to the young guys and is always positive about our program.  Justin is just getting started, and the future is bright for him.  And, most importantly, he is very strong in the classroom.”  

 

DECEMBER 2015 IMAC ATHLETE OF THE MONTH NOMINEES

ATHLETE

SCHOOL SPORT YEAR
Sasha Shogren BLAKE Boys Hockey Sophomore
Nia Harris BLAKE Girls Basketball Junior
Jenna Brennamen BRECK Girls Hockey Senior
Mitch Machlitt BRECK Boys Hockey Junior
Justin Evenson MINNEHAHA Boys Hockey Junior
Sarah Kaminski MINNEHAHA Girls Basketball Senior
Maggie Murphy PROVIDENCE Girls Basketball Freshman
Jacob Giesler PROVIDENCE Boys Hockey Sophomore
Kent Hanson SPA Boys Basketball Senior
Catherine Johnson SPA Girls Hockey Senior