Rebrovich earns Cardinal Award for leadership

Sladek takes Alexandria’s MVP

Alexandria's Grant Rebrovich lines up a putt at the state tournament on June 16, 2021. Rebrovich, the lone senior on that state tournament team, earned Alexandria's Cardinal Award for his work ethic and leadership skills on and off the course this past season. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria boys golf team leaned on a lot of its talented young players this past spring, but veteran Grant Rebrovich played a big role on and off the course for a team that finished fifth at the Class AAA state tournament.

Rebrovich earned Alexandria’s Cardinal Award from the team’s postseason honors. The award goes to a player who shows leadership, hard work and sportsmanship. He finished his career in Alexandria on a high note by finishing tied for 21st at the state meet. Rebrovich shot a 78 in round two after shooting a 1-under 71 in the opening round.

Alexandria sophomore Braeden Sladek looks over his line on the green at the state tournament on June 16, 2021. Sladek earned the Cardinals' MVP award after leading the team with a 72.4 season average this past spring. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Sophomore Braeden Sladek earned Alexandria’s MVP award after he led the team with a 72.4 average, and junior Drew Swedberg was named the Cardinals’ most improved player. Sladek culminated his season by leading Alexandria at the state tournament, shooting a 2-over par 146 (73, 73) to take 15th individually.


Jack Holtz, Bennett Olsen, Carver Larson and Ashton Sladek are all expected to be a bright part of this program’s future after they competed on the state-tournament team. All four shared the Cardinals’ Rookie of the Year Award with season averages at just over 79. Rebrovich and Swedberg posted nearly the same scoring averages on a team that could have a different player post a top-four team score on any given day.

Rebrovich, Braeden Sladek, Swedberg, Holtz and Olsen were All-Central Lakes Conference players this year, while Larson and Ashton Sladek finished as honorable-mention. Peter Sansted, Wyatt Cavers, Hunter Brunkow, Mason Gray, Mason Stennes, Brycen Berg and Andrew Johnson joined those athletes as letter winners for Alexandria.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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