BEMIDJI, Minn. – Out of an eight team field at the 2011 BSU Soccer Spring Invitational the Manitoba Blizzard, a team comprised of the top U-17 soccer players in Manitoba, arose as the tournament champions edging the BSU Alumni team in a tiebreaker for the top spot.
The tournament included three teams from Manitoba, two from Minnetonka, the University of Minnesota, Crookston, a team comprised of former BSU soccer players and the 2011 BSU squad.
Bemidji State finished tied for third place, but won the tiebreaker having given up fewer goals against. BSU won its first game 3-1, dropped the second game 1-0 and capped the tournament winning its third game 1-0.
Five BSU players earned all-tournament honors. Maria Mcleod (So., Mid., White Bear Lake, Minn.) was the lone Beaver selected to the first team, while 2010 seniors Ashlee Ellefsen and Alysha Domiano claimed first-team honors as well. Ellefsen was also named the tournament MVP. Abby Kjonaas (Sr., GK, Fargo, N.D.) and Brianna Duff (Sr., Def., Ramsey, Minn.) were named to the second team while Bethany Fluto (Sr., Fwd., Bemidji, Minn.) was named to the third team.
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Meghan Johnston - Manitoba Blizzard
Taeva Pathammavong - Manitoba Blizzard
Martie Arran - Manitoba Blizzard
Maria Mcleod - Bemidji State
Ashlee Ellefsen - BSU Alumni (MVP)
Alysha Domiano - BSU Alumni
Megan Castro - CSSE Impact
Kaelyn Kristjansson - CSSE Impact
Abby Vogelsberg - Tonka U16
Abby Kjonaas - Bemidji State
Brianna Duff - Bemidji State
Selena Speranza - CSSE Imapct
Maryn Haswell - CSSE Impact
Jensen Crots - Minnesota, Crookston
Delaney McIntyre - Manitoba Blizzard
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Abby Nygaard - Tonka U17
Haley Gunderson - Tonka U17
Madeline Youakim - Tonka U16
No. 17 - FC Jabroni
Celecia Luckwell - Manitoba Blizzard
Nikki Hammond - Minnesota, Crookston
Bethany Fluto - Bemidji State
Sam Ross - BSU Alumni / Minnesota, Crookston
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