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Snell named Alexandria tennis team’s MVP

The Alexandria tennis team wrapped up another winning season by handing out team awards and naming senior Carly Snell as the team’s most valuable player.

Carly Snell, MVPBria Schuler, Hardest WorkerAbby Telander, Team SpiritHannah Vickstrom, Most ImprovedSnell finished the season 19-10 and tied for other players with the most wins on the team. Bria Schueler (19-6), Hannah Vickstrom (19-5), Rachel Sjostrand (19-10) and Abby Telander (19-6) all joined her with 19 wins.

Telander took home the Most Team Spirit Award for the Cardinals. Schueler added the Hardest Worker Award and Vickstrom was named the most improved player.

The Cardinals also had three players named All-Central Lakes Conference in Snell, Sjostrand and Marissa Wheeler. Ellie Bergstrand and Schueler were named honorable-mention selections.

Alexandria was equally as impressive in the classroom this season with a team GPA of 3.90. Six seniors received Gold Awards for a GPA of 3.70 or higher in Sjostrand, Wheeler, Vickstrom, Telander, Jenna Steffl and Snell.

Alexandria finished the fall season with a 17-8 record overall and a 7-4 mark in the CLC. That was good for third place in the conference. Assistant coach Steve Haug was also named the Section 8AA Assistant Coach of the Year.

“Steve has been a big part of our coaching staff for six seasons now and also a big reason for all of our success,” head coach Dave Ronning said.

The Cardinals will lose nine seniors off of this year’s roster heading into 2014. They are Sjostrand, Wheeler, Telander, Steffl, Vickstrom, Snell, Jenna Zwiers, Alyssa Hanson and Ramey Rudolph.


TEAM AWARDS – Most Team Spirit – Telander; Hardest Worker – Schueler; Most Improved – Hannah Vickstrom; Most Valuable Player – Snell

ALL-CENTRAL LAKES CONFERENCE – C. Snell, Sjostrand, Wheeler; Honorable Mention - Bergstrand, Schueler

2014 CAPTAINS – Bergstrand, Schueler

ACADEMIC GOLD AWARDS – Sjostrand, Wheeler, Vickstrom, Telander, Steffl, C. Snell

Individual Records

Kim Snell – 4-3

Steffl – 6-3

Katie Peterson – 6-4

Kim Wilkins – 15-11

Ellie Bergstrand – 15-12

Wheeler – 18-11

Kerri Wilkins – 18-8

C. Snell – 19-10

Vickstrom – 19-5

Sjostrand – 19-10

Telander – 19-6

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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