Area students honored at Athena banquet


Sara Hain

Clara Paul

Sofie Netteberg

Each year, more than 40 female high school seniors are honored at the St. Paul Area Athena Awards banquet. The recipients were honored for their athletic achievements and the banquet was held on April 20. 

This year’s awards included three recipients with Roseville area ties. 

 

Sara Hain

 

Hain is a three-sport athlete at Roseville Area High School and has participated in the state tournament in two of those sports. She is a four-time letterwinner in volleyball and has helped her team advance to the state tournament three times. She was on the Raiders volleyball teams that went to state in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

In her four years of volleyball, she was named all-conference once and all-conference honorable mention twice. In her three state tournament appearances, Hain and her teammates finished fourth twice and last fall she served as a captain. Roseville also won the Suburban East Conference title in the years it went to state.

Hain’s winter sport is basketball and she has lettered four times. She has been named all-conference once and all-conference honorable mention twice and has been a part of two Suburban East Conference championship teams, in 2013 and 2015. In her four seasons, Roseville amassed a record of 94-20 and of the 83 games she started, the Raiders won 68.

Track and field is Hain’s third sport and she entered her final season as a two-time letterwinner. As a sophomore in 2014, Hain and three teammates qualified for the state meet in the 4x800-meter relay by finishing second at the Section 4AA state qualifier.

Hain is also a standout in the classroom, as evidenced by her 3.94 grade-point average. She has made the A honor roll in every trimester at Roseville, is a National Honor Society member and has been named academic all-state in basketball and track and field. She ranks in the top 25 in her class and next fall will attend the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, where she plans on playing volleyball and majoring in business and technology.

 

Clara Paul

 

Paul is a three-sport athlete at Concordia Academy in Roseville and has enjoyed the most success in track and field. She is a five-time letterwinner, has been all-conference four times and all-state three times.

Paul holds the school record in the triple jump and the 4x200-meter relay and has a shot at the school record in the long jump. At the 2015 state meet, she finished second in the long jump and third in the triple jump and the 4x100-meter relay.

Her other sports at Concordia Academy are volleyball and basketball. She is a three-time letterwinner and three-time all-conference honorable mention selection in volleyball. In basketball, she earned four letters and was named all-conference and all-conference honorable mention once each.

Away from athletics, Paul participates in worship/chapel band and the His People chamber choir and serves as a student ambassador. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society and has earned academic all-state honors in all three of her sports.

Paul recently cemented her post-high school plans by signing her college tender. She will attend the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota and will compete on the women’s track and field team.

 

Sofie Netteberg

 

Netteberg is a Little Canada resident who attends Mounds Park Academy in Maplewood. She is a two-sport athlete who has amassed plenty of honors.

Netteberg is a six-time letterwinner in soccer and has earned all-conference and all-conference honorable mention honors once each. She is third on the Panthers’ all-time scoring list, led the team in scoring the last three seasons, was the team MVP as a sophomore and was the offensive player of the year as a junior and senior. She served as a captain last fall as a senior and is a three-time Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association academic excellence award winner.

Her spring sport is track and field and she is a team captain this season. She is a four-time letterwinner and has earned all-conference and all-conference honorable mention nods once each. 

Last season, she ran in the Class A state meet as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team. Earlier in the season, she was a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that won the Independent Metro Athletic Conference championship. She also took second in the long jump, third in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the triple jump at the IMAC championships.

Netteberg is a member of the school-record 4x100-meter relay team, is second all-time in the long jump and ranks in the top 10 in four other events.

In addition to athletics, Netteberg is also very active in band and orchestra. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is a four-time academic letterwinner. Earlier this year, she was named the Section 4A Triple “A” award winner.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

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