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Five DL summer soccer teams heading to state

Five Detroit Lakes soccer teams earned berths in the upcoming state soccer tournament, which starts Friday, at the Blaine National Sports Center.

The U-12, U-16 and U-19 DL boys' teams made the state, while the U-12 and U-14 girls' teams will also be making the trip.

The U-14 DL girls' team was also awarded the Outstanding Ambassadors of Teams Honoring Sportsmanship (OATHS) by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association.

At each game, every team was scored by the referee on supportiveness of fans, coaches' respect of the players, referees, fans and other coaches and the behavior of the players.

The DL U-14 girls had the highest score in the state in their division.

OATHS winners will be announced starting at 6:30 p.m. before the Minnesota Thunder game at the National Sports Center Thursday.

Each player will receive a $5 coupon at the NSC concession stands and two team representatives (a juggler and spotter) to participate in the halftime juggling contest.

The U-14 girls' team includes coaches Samuel Foster and James Vogt and players Katrina Block, Brielle Boeckel, Beth Champa, Abby Einerson, Jill Feuillerat, Haley Foster, Kyley Foster, Gretta Goldstein, Molly Hill, Callie Johnson, Rheanna Lind, Emily Payne, Elizabeth Schmit, Alethia St. John, Katlyn Stempf, Lindsay Stringfield, Victoria Vogt and Kylie Yineman.