Former Tigers shine during winter sports season
Class of 2006
Alex Carlson (Ohio State University hockey) After playing two season with the North Iowa Outlaws, Carlson got into 13 games in his freshman season for the 15-18-6 Buckeyes. He scored one goal and had one assist while taking 11 shots on goal.
Kallie Flor (Qunnnipiac University hockey) Flor, Farmington's all-time leading point scorer, helped lead the Bobcats to their most successful season in program history. She played in all 37 of the team's games and tied for the team lead with 14 goals while also handing out eight assists and the Bobcats went 19-10-8 overall and 12-4-7 in conference play.
Stefanie Schmitz (Wisconsin-River Falls hockey) Schmitz scored five goals and dished out eight assists while playing in all 30 games for the 20-4-6 Falcons.
Jerred McCarthy (Augustana College wrestling) McCarthy was on the roster this winter for the Augustana wrestling team, which finished second at the NCAA Championships March 12-13 in Omaha.
Class of 2007
Trey Davis (University of Minnesota track and field) Davis was part of the Gopher team that won its second straight Big Ten Indoor Championship Feb. 28. Davis finished fourth at the meet with a shot put toss of 57 feet, 5 1/2 inches.
Erin Johnson (Bemidji State University hockey) Johnson finished third on the beavers with 18 points. She scored 11 goals and added seven assists while playing in 28 of the team's 38 games. Bemidji State finished with a record of 12-19-7.
Kelli Johnson (Wisconsin-Eau Claire hockey) Johnson scored five goals and distributed 10 assists for the Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's hockey team. The Blugolds finished with a 12-12-3 mark.
Erin McNamara (St. Olaf College hockey) McNamara played in 13 games for St. Olaf and allowed 32 goals while saving 325 shots, a .910 save percentage. She had a record of 6-5 and the team finished 14-11-2.
Kristin Zalesky (Robert Morris College hockey) Zalesky was part of a Lady Eagles team that finished third in the ACHA after a 3-1 win over the University of Rhode Island March 14 in Blaine.
Class of 2008
Erik Huls (University of St. Thomas swimming) Huls was part of numerous record-setting performances for the Tommies as they won the school's first MIAC men's swimming crown in 56 years in late February.
Abby Kenealy (Southwest Minnesota State basketball) Kenealy had a breakout sophomore season for the Mustangs, leading the 15-12 team with 12.9 points and six rebounds per game. She also blocked 23 shots, grabbed 29 steals and handed out 33 assists.
Class of 2009
Katrina Fitzgerald (Wisconsin-Eau Claire swimming) Fitzgerald, just a freshman, turned in her team's top score of the season in the 3-meter dive with a 175.85 Oct. 31 in St. Cloud. She was fifth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 363.10 in helping the Blugolds placed third at the WIAC Championships in mid-February.
Josh Jackson (Wisconsin-LaCrosse track and field) Jackson placed sixth in the 55-meter dash and third in the 200-meter dash and ran a leg of the second-place 4x200 relay in helping Wisconsin-LaCrosse secure its ninth straight men's WIAC Indoor Championship Feb. 27 in Platteville.
David Steege (Jamestown College basketball) Steege played in 16 games and averaged just over two points per game for Jamestown College. He shot 54 percent from the floor, grabbed 16 total rebounds and blocked 11 shots.