August 6, 2009 at 9:01 a.m.
The team had a strong run through the North District Tournament and avenged their only tie and loss of the regular season by beating Proctor 4-2 and Cambridge/Isanti 3-2. Those victories allowed the team to advance to a regional playoff game in which they defeated Wright County 4-1. To earn the right to face St. Peter in the state championship game, Chisago Lakes won their round-robin bracket by tying a very physical team from Mankato 1-1 and posting an impressive 3-2 victory over a previously undefeated Bloomington team.
The state title winning Chisago Lakes soccer team includes, bottom row (l-r) Donyal Eret, Kayla Gibson, Jamie Kahler, Abby Collins, Hannah Trandahl, Aubrey Lawlor, Megan Lushanko and Tori Hogendorf. In the back row (l-r) is Alex Kantorowicz, Hannah Fredrickson, Ari Fossler, Leah Bentfield, Jessica Audette, Lauren Althaus, Rachel Diers, Bradi Herdina, Bailey Elwood and Head Coach Randy Diers Not Pictured: Beth Swanson and Sara Sontag.