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Most Valuable Teammate

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Congratulations to all MVTs!


Most Valuable Teammate Week 16

Rachel Smith

Wabasha-Kellogg High School – Senior, Dance, Jazz

Rachel is the epitome of “The Little Engine That Could.” Since the moment she joined the team, she has not let anything get in her way. In moments where many would give up, Rachel digs deeper. She also has a natural ability to motivate her teammates.  There is never an ounce of negativity. She takes each opportunity to lead her team and turn each moment into a positive one. 

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 15

Zach Bartlett-Maul

PACT Charter School – Senior, Basketball, Boys

Zach demonstrates selflessness every day as a member of the basketball team. He puts his team and teammates first by celebrating their successes, providing positive feedback and always being willing to help where needed. He consistently asks teammates and coaches how their day is going and if there is anything he can do to help. Zach makes his team better before he ever steps on the court.

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 14

Faith is a huge supporter for all those around her. She’s always positive and constantly builds up her teammates. She is a huge cheerleader for the younger girls in our programs and constantly takes them under her wing. She is the first to raise her hand to do anything for anyone, including many community organizations. She is all about what is best for the team and not herself. 

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 13

Zack Fier

Minneota High School – Senior, Football

Zack has stepped up to be a huge leader for his team after battling through multiple injuries in his junior football and wrestling seasons to come back stronger and more determined. He not only leads on the field but also is a great teammate. He encourages others to be their best, cheers on his peers at other events and works hard in the classroom. 

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 12

Ella Hilger

Blaine High School – Senior, Dance, High Kick

Ella is an exceptional leader and role model who leads by example, consistently challenges herself and her team, and always brings a positive attitude to practice and competitions. No matter the circumstance, Ella shows up ready to work hard, with a smile on her face. The Blaine dance program is grateful for Ella, who embodies the team culture of superior character, dedicated passion and commitment to athletic excellence.

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 11

Silas Hansen

Kingsland High School – Senior, Football

Silas joined football as a senior, the first time he has participated in a school sport. He absorbed information, studied film and asked good questions. Silas practiced hard every day, knowing his role would not involve many game minutes. He cheered for his teammates on every play, was supportive of his teammates and coaches and never entered or left the practice field without carrying equipment.
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Most Valuable Teammate Week 10

Jolie Uecker

Maple Lake High School – Senior, Volleyball, Girls

After an offseason in which she worked hard and was in line to play a key role on a young team, Jolie suffered a torn ACL in the first week of the season. But she has been every bit a part of the team. She has not missed a practice, participating as much as possible to help her teammates. Jolie has been a true Most Valuable Teammate. 

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 9

Will Wallace

Mound Westonka High School – Senior, Football

A three-year starter and team captain, Will is a leader and role model. He is always positive and constantly picks up his teammates. His upbeat personality is contagious and he makes his team better every day. Will is a great football player but an even better young man and leader.

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 8

Anni missed her junior season due to a knee injury but was hopeful to be ready for her senior season, as a captain. She reinjured her knee and lost her senior season but remains an important part of the team, attending team camp in Marshall and helping plan practices for summer open gym. She also attends practices and assists as a tosser, scorekeeper, or whatever is needed.

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Most Valuable Teammate Week 7

Ireland Stassen

Minneota High School – Senior, Volleyball, Girls

Ireland is the heart and pulse of her volleyball team. Her enthusiasm, drive, leadership and encouragement are evident. These qualities can also be seen through her interactions with teammates. She is selfless and is never looking for credit for herself. Ireland is a leader on the court, in the classroom and in her school. She is a wonderful role model for her teammates as well as her fellow students.

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