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Red Knights Spring Into Action

Red Knights Spring Into Action
Written by Marketing & Communications EPIC interns: Mykenah Anderson ‘26, Katherine Berthoud ‘25, Lara Depauw ‘24, Gabriella Lenzmeier ‘24, Matilda Pihart ‘24, Grace Soderling ‘26, Sophia Wessling ‘25, and Isabella Yacoub ‘25

Red Knights in spring sports and activities enjoyed a warmer than usual start to their seasons creating lasting memories with their peers. Their hard work is paying off as many teams enter postseason play and head to compete in section finals and State!

Girls’ Ultimate Frisbee

The girls’ ultimate frisbee team has enjoyed nothing short of a good time this season at practices, games, and tournaments! They clinched huge wins over Cooper High School and Great River. Scarlett Lira ‘25 shared, “It is so fun to be surrounded by a supportive group of girls who show up every day to have fun!” The team celebrated senior night with a close 9-7 win over SLP Crush and just recently went undefeated (6-0) taking home the Division 2 State title. The Red Knights won the semis in rainy and windy conditions 10-5 over St. Louis Park and then went on to beat Cretin-Derham Hall 6-1 in the finals. Audrey Pohl and Shelby Loberg were recognized for individual accolades after the tournament. Way to go, Red Knights!

 

Boys’ Ultimate Frisbee

The boys' ultimate frisbee team also competed in the Minnesota State tournament the first week of June. They went 5-1 losing a heartbreaker in the Division 3 championship 8-9 to Irondale to place second in the tournament. “Although we haven’t won many games this season, the spirits were high and we still tried our best and had fun,” said senior player Jack Jacobson. We look forward to seeing the team back on the field competing next year.

 

Girls’ Track & Field

The girls’ track team has had a competitive and fun season! Talia Loes ‘25 expressed her excitement about the season and the community that the track team creates, “I think one of the best things about the track season for me is the community. It's a competitive sport and it is technically individual, but it's the people there that have me excited to come to practice each day. Everyone is so encouraging and we always find a way to make the workout fun and have a good laugh.” 

Boys’ Track & Field

With warmer temps early on in their season, boys’ track & field found success. The team has been able to form a closer bond, which has equated to even more fun on and off the track. The Red Knights competed at sections coming in 11th place, with Khalif Brown ‘25 placing 4th in the boys' 100m. We’ll be back cheering on the Red Knights next year! 

Sustainability Club

The sustainability club has been hard at work this spring! They have been active in the communities around us, preserving important green space. Luke Savelli ‘25 shared, “I love the sustainability club because it helps me better understand how the environment works around the school and how we impact it. It means a lot to me because I feel that we can personally benefit the environment around us and help the Minneapolis wildlife.” An important role that the sustainability club has undertaken is maintaining invasive species and stopping them from ruining important natural wildlife around BSM. The sustainability club has played an important role in our community and will continue to do so!
 

Softball

The girls’ softball team has had a season filled with action and fun! One of their biggest accomplishments this season was beating Bloomington Jefferson, and they were also able to travel to Mankato for an out-of-town tournament! This experience brought great bonding and memories for the team as they wrapped up their season. Elle Porisch ‘26 stated, “Through all the adversity of the season, the team is always there for one another no matter the outcome. We all play an important role.” The team advanced to the MSHSL State tournament after a doubleheader victory over Orono in the Section 6AAA Final (4-1 and 11-10). We are so proud of the softball team for a great season, and we’ll be cheering them on as they compete at State June 5-7.
 

Sailing Club

The BSM sailing team partners with the Wayzata Community Sailing Center, and has competed at five conference meets and other qualification events this season. “Sailing provides an athletic opportunity to spend time outdoors. It is a sport that is more adventurous than most and depends on teamwork to stay afloat. I am really excited about all of the new people that have joined the team this year and I can’t wait for the program to continue to grow!” shared Margaret Hewitt ‘25.

 

Girls’ Lacrosse

The reigning state championship girls’ lacrosse team has delivered an incredible start to their regular season with notable wins over Orono and Jefferson. Junior Emma Dempsey ‘25 stated, “We have a lot of seniors on the team this year and that makes for very strong leadership and a strong connection on and off the field.” We look forward to seeing what more this team can accomplish in the upcoming weeks as they head into section finals this week!

 

Girls’ Golf

The girls’ golf team has had a spectacular season filled with matches and team bonding! They have participated in many events and ended their season on a high note in their final matches! “Our team is very hard-working and supportive of each other, and we are always improving,” stated Midge Sanderson, ‘25. The team’s hard work paid off and they finished in third place at sections. We’ll be joining the team in cheering on Alyssa Raghuveer ‘26 who qualified for the State tournament June 11-12 at Bunker Hill after she placed first in the section tournament!

 

Clay Target

The clay target team had a lot of fun this season, especially with the beautiful spring weather. “The season has been amazing, with the help of our coaches I’ve been able to not only improve my shooting but watch my teammates do the same,” said senior Simon McMahon. “It has been a ton of fun and I look forward to hanging out with the team every week.”

 

Boys’ Golf

The boys’ golf team faced a bit of a rough start to their season, struggling to find their rhythm and consistency on the course. However, as the weeks have passed, the team has begun to show strong signs of improvement. Under the guidance of their coaches and older teammates, the team has worked to refine their skills, focusing on individual strengths and weaknesses.

The effort has paid off, as they've started to see an up-swing in their overall performance and feel a sense of renewed optimism and hope. Captain Blake Steensland ‘24 expressed his positive outlook for sections by stating, “I truly believe we have the potential to make a deep run at Sections - we're playing smart, we're playing tough, and we're playing for each other. I'm excited to see how we'll stack up against the other teams, and I'm confident that we'll be able to hold our own.”

The team took first place at sections, walking away with a 14-shot victory over Edina. While it's still a challenging road ahead, the team is excited to see where their journey takes them as they head to the State tournament June 11-12!

 

Boys’ Volleyball 

Our boy's volleyball team has put in the hours this season! They’ve grown a lot as a team and achieved the first win in program history against Hiawatha/Cristo Rey. Leo Kangus ‘25 shared, “I'm incredibly proud of our growth from last year. Going into this year I wasn't sure what our team would look like due to our team being largely built around last year's graduating class. But we got several great new players who have grown quickly in such a short period.”

We are proud to see how much they have progressed in their skills on the court and as a team as a whole and look forward to seeing where next season takes them. Keep up the great work!

 

Boys’ Lacrosse

The boys' lacrosse team has had a successful season so far and has enjoyed each other’s presence both on and off the field. “The lacrosse season has been a lot of fun so far. We took a loss early but this year's group is closer than previous years for sure. I’m excited to see what else we have in store for the season,” shared senior captain Sky Rold. The team has only lost one game since and has advanced to the section final game vs. Wayzata on June 5 with plans for a run at State. Good luck, Red Knights!

 

Baseball

The baseball team has found a lot of success this season. “Our record is strong, but we’re still looking to improve every day and get better. It is important that we take things one day and one game at a time so we don’t get too ahead of ourselves,” shared senior player Colin McGie. “We want to make sure we are playing our best baseball come playoffs.” Head coach Andy Judkins celebrated his 100th victory on May 6 after the team’s 8-4 win over Chaska.

The team has only lost two games this season and has found their groove in section play defeating Delano 10-0 in the semifinals. We’ll be cheering on the Red Knights during section finals on June 7!

 

Boys’ Tennis

The boys’ tennis team battled many competitive teams and overcame several matches with some close victories. The Red Knights pulled through with big wins over the Waconia and Holy Family. Senior captain, Noah Hong shared some of the season highlights, “The team meals after matches were always fun and only dropping 3 matches total at our Cretin-Derham Hall tournament was great.” The team continues to build upon their close bond and worked together to finish out the season strong!

 

We are #BSMProud to have a robust athletics program and so many students eager to participate in a wide range of activities. Throughout the spring season, Red Knights continue to grow as games are won and lost, teamwork is built, and memories are made. Good luck to our Red Knights competing in sections and state tournaments!

 

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About Benilde-St. Margaret's School
Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a Catholic, co-educational private prep school for grades 7–12 located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, that draws its over one thousand students from throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

The mission of BSM is to educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningfully to a global society.

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