Section 8A Playoffs vs Hillcrest, 8-0
Bemidji High School senior Lindsey Hildenbrand made things official on Wednesday with her commitment to play Division III soccer at Concordia Moorhead next fall.
Hildenbrand, a forward for the Lumberjacks, scored a team-high 17 goals and assisted on nine more during her last hurrah in 2019. Her efforts helped BHS to its third consecutive state tournament, and Hildenbrand capped her career by being named to the Class A All-State First Team by the Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association, which recognizes the top 22 players in the state.
Hildenbrand’s 56 career goals and 24 assists both sit second in program history since at least 2005, as well.
After pioneering the Bemidji High School girls soccer team to unprecedented success, Katie Alto is hoping to do the same for her new team at the collegiate level.
Alto signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play soccer at Concordia-St. Paul, first-time regular season champions within the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference this year.
The 5-foot-4 midfielder, recruited as a midfielder and defender to the Golden Bears, scored four goals as a senior for the Lumberjacks. Alto contributed to the team’s third straight Section 8A championship on October, and she’s netted a number of critical goals during Bemidji’s section runs.
Three former members of the Bemidji High School girls soccer team were named to the All-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Teams on Tuesday.
Sophomore midfielder Annah Schussman of Wisconsin-Superior was named to the All-Conference First Team, junior midfielder Lydia Bitter of Martin Luther made the All-Conference Second Team, and freshman midfielder Harper Toward of Minnesota Morris earned an All-Conference Honorable Mention nod.