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Anya Butzer’s (pictured fifth from right, back row) teammates surprised her with a congratulations party at Zorbaz for being nominated to the Class 1A All-State team. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Butzer earns prestigious soccer honor

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In the world of sports, the most noticed players on the field of play usually are the ones putting up the flashy numbers and stats, while the role players mostly go under the radar.


But without those supporting players, those gaudy stats more than likely could not be recorded.

For the Detroit Lakes girls’ soccer team, many of the team’s scoring plays, along with defensive stands, were started by one player – senior defensive midfielder Anya Butzer.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.