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Albert Lea’s girls’ soccer achievements are recognized by the Big Nine Conference

The 2013 Albert Lea girls’ soccer team qualified for the Section 2A finals with an overall record of 13-6-1, and five members of the squad were recognized by the Big Nine Conference. From left are Brooke Hanson, All-State and All-Conference; Becca Dup, All-Conference; Sydney Overgaard, All-Conference; Kegan Kortan, All-Conference honorable mention; and Taylor Thompson, All-Conference honorable mention. Kortan, Overgaard and Hanson were team captains. — Submitted

The 2013 Albert Lea girls’ soccer team qualified for the Section 2A finals with an overall record of 13-6-1, and five members of the squad were recognized by the Big Nine Conference. From left are Brooke Hanson, All-State and All-Conference; Becca Dup, All-Conference; Sydney Overgaard, All-Conference; Kegan Kortan, All-Conference honorable mention; and Taylor Thompson, All-Conference honorable mention. Kortan, Overgaard and Hanson were team captains. — Submitted

Three players won the elite gold-level award from Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Taylor Thompson, Sydney Overgaard and Megan Kortan. — Submitted

Three players won the elite gold-level award from Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Taylor Thompson, Sydney Overgaard and Megan Kortan. — Submitted

The team MVP was split three ways by Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Brooke Hanson, Hanna DeVries and Sarah Savelkoul. — Submitted

The team MVP was split three ways by Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Brooke Hanson, Hanna DeVries and Sarah Savelkoul. — Submitted

Three players won the dynamic silver-level award from Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Sarah Niebuhr and Becca Dup. Anna Anderson is not pictured. — Submitted

Three players won the dynamic silver-level award from Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Sarah Niebuhr and Becca Dup. Anna Anderson is not pictured. — Submitted

Two players won the versatile bronze-level award from Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Mackenzie Waldemar and Grace Gjersvik. — Submitted

Two players won the versatile bronze-level award from Albert Lea girls’ soccer head coach Rick Barnhill at the awards banquet on Oct. 24. From left are Mackenzie Waldemar and Grace Gjersvik. — Submitted