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Eastview's Steve Crowl leads Athletes of the Week for Dec. 2-7

By JOEL RIPPEL, Star Tribune, 12/09/19, 2:45PM CST


Also recognized: Ben Carlson (East Ridge basketball), Noah Griswold (Holy Angels hockey), Mackenzie Kramer (St. Michael-Albertville basketball), Jamie Nelson (Andover hockey), Jimmy Snuggerud (Chaska hockey) and Libby Tuttle (Stillwater Nordic skiing).

Eastview forward Steven Crowl (23) dunked the ball in a state tournament game last season against East Ridge. Photo: Aaron Lavinsky ¥ aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Eastview • basketball

In a news release announcing that Steven Crowl had signed a letter of intent to play for Wisconsin, Badgers coach Greg Gard said, “From the first time we saw him, Steven has continued to grow and develop as a player. He has a great feel for the game … and (he) has the ability to score both inside and out.”

Crowl’s development has been on display in the first two weeks of the season. Crowl, a 6-9 senior, scored 61 points to lead the Lightning to two victories last week.

Crowl, who averaged 19.8 points per game last season, scored 34 points in Eastview’s 86-72 victory over Chaska. On Saturday, Crowl scored 27 points to lead the Lightning, ranked No. 9 in Class 4A, to a 98-82 victory over No. 8 Wayzata in the Tip-Off Classic at Hopkins.

On the season, Crowl is averaging 29.7 points per game. He scored 28 in Eastview’s season-opening 82-50 victory over Champlin Park.

Crowl shot 39% from three-point range last season.

East Ridge • basketball

The 6-9 senior forward scored 40 points to lead the Raptors, ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, to a 62-57 victory over No. 2-ranked Park Center. Carlson, who has committed to Wisconsin, scored 25 of his points in the second half. He scored 15 of the Raptors’ last 17 points.

Holy Angels • hockey

The junior forward paced the Stars to two victories. On Friday, he scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over Shakopee. On Saturday, he scored three goals and had an assist in a 5-4 victory over Eveleth-Gilbert. In that game, he scored a shorthanded goal for the eventual game-winner.

St. Michael-Albertville • basketball

The 5-10 senior point guard, who has committed to Lehigh, led the Knights to two victories while becoming the school’s career leader in three-point field goals. She scored 20 points each in victories over Rogers and Elk River. She was 6-of-10 on three pointers.

Andover • hockey

The senior forward paced the Huskies, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, to three victories. Nelson had five goals and an assist in an 11-0 victory over Armstrong/Cooper. She had two assists in a 6-1 victory over Blaine and two goals and three assists in an 8-0 victory over Centennial. 

Chaska • hockey

The freshman forward had two hat tricks to lead the Hawks to two victories. He had three goals and two assists in a 6-2 victory over Eveleth-Gilbert on Friday, and three goals and an assist in a 12-0 victory over Bloomington Kennedy on Saturday.

Stillwater • Nordic skiing

Tuttle started her senior season with a victory at the Suburban East Conference meet at Como Park Golf Course last Tuesday. Tuttle navigated the 5K freestyle race in 15:03. Tuttle finished third at the state meet last year.

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