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The News Tribune All-Area team is out, and it is full of Gitchi Gummi players. 10 out of the 11 players that were recognized are Gitch players.


Elijah Aultman, of the CEC Lumberjacks wins his second consecutive All-Area Player of the Year award.


Nathan Hill, Denzel Majwega, Will Smith, Spencer Kidd, Walker Marquardt, William Foldesi, Briar Mrozik, Braden Herman, and Callum Greenan all accompany Elijah Aultman on the 2023 News Tribune All-Area Team.


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Elijah Aultman, News Tribune Player of the Year

2023 News Tribune All-Area Boys Soccer Team

The All-Area Girls awards are out, with several Gitchi Gummi players on the team. 4 out of the 11 on the team are Gitchi Gummi players.


Alyssa Doyle, who attends Duluth Denfeld was awarded All-Area Player of the Year.


Along with Alyssa, Nina Thorson, Gwen Lilly, and Cayley Larson made the All-Area team.


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Alyssa Doyle, News Tribune Player of the Year

2023 News Tribune All-Area Girls Soccer Team

This high school season, we saw several Gitch players in action. We had more nominees for Mr and Ms Soccer. We had three teams head to the state tournament and 39 players across these three teams. There were 7 Gitch players making all-state teams. We also had 27 players earn all-conference honors.


The Mr Soccer nominee for this year was Elijah Aultman from Cloquet High School. The Ms. Soccer nominee was Gwen Lilly from Esko High School. 


The three schools to make state were Cloquet Boys, Esko Girls, and Duluth Marshall Boys. 


Duluth Marshall Boys head coach, Mike Sengbush said "Every level of our team is chop full of Gitch players. From our GK, Thomas, to our spearheads in Denzel and Briar, we have a massive presence all over the field of Gitch players."


"The level of play our Gitch players have helped our "non-Gitch" players. The standard to which our Gitch players have learned from club play has undoubtedly led to this team's success.


We are a possession-based team but do have some explosiveness to counter quickly against our opponents. This type of play, in my opinion, is how the club instructs our coaches and players in style of play. It provides a relatively seamless transition from club to high school from a player and coaching standpoint."


Across these three teams we had 39 Gitch players playing on the Cloquet Boys, Esko Girls, and Marshall Boys teams.


The seven players that made All-State teams are Denzel Majwega, Elijah Aultman, Briar Mrozik, Will Smith, Alyssa Doyle, Nina Thorson, and Gwen Lilly.


The players that earned All-Conference honors are Alyssa Doyle, Nina Thorson, Nataleh Rapp, Aubrey Johnson, Ellie Marciniak, Cayley Larsen, Eden Giswold, Mariah Herdsman, Lauren Madill, Camryn Seguin, Adell Wormuth, Cambriia Thomas, Elijah Aultman, Denzel Majwega, Braden Herman, Spencer Kidd, Nathan Hill, Matt Eklund, Briar Mrozik, Walker Marquadt, Eli Benson, Foster Schultz, William Foldesi, Bowen Linville, Keegan Madrinich, Bruce Coleman, and Caden Holden.

Big Day for Baamlak Haugen and Emilia McGiffert

Recently two long time Gitchi Gummi soccer player, Baamlak Haugen and Emilia McGiffert signed their National letters of Intent to play collegiate soccer.

You will still be able to see Baamlak play locally as see has committed to the University of Minnesota – Duluth to play for Gitchi Gummi soccer club founder, Greg Cane and his program.  Baamlak is a forward who possesses great speed which caused defenders all sorts of problems.  Baamlak finished this recent high school season being named as an All-State player after scoring 12 goals and assisting in a further 11 in her 14 games.

Emilia decided to commit to Eastern Michigan where she will continue her playing career at the Division 1 level.  Emilia is a play-maker in the middle of the park.  She has the ability to open up defensives with her close dribbling or by a variety of passes as she has a good repertoire at her disposal.   Emilia was named to the Lake Superior All-Conference girls’ team this high school season as she was involved in 12 goals.

We wish both Baamlak and Emilia all the very best in the next chapter of their playing careers, we have no doubt the knowledge and technical ability they have gained over the years with Gitch will put them in a great position to have a real impact at their chosen universities.

Good Luck to you both and we are excited to have one more season with Gitch as you prepare yourselves for the transition to College.

Gitch Players dominate All-Area teams again!!

With the release of the Duluth News Tribune All-Area teams came clarification and confirmation once again of Gitch Gummi's massive presence in the development of the Area's best soccer talents.  Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club had 16 players named to both squads, a tremendous recognition of the Clubs ability to develop top class players in the Area.

On the Boys side Gitch had 10 of the 11 players selected on their books, including the 2 time Player of the Year, Keegan Chastey (Duluth Denfeld)

The other boys from Gitch to earn All-Area recognition were; Elijah Aultman (Cloquet-Carlton-Esko), Evan Bjorlin (Hermantown), Kai Hoffman (Duluth East), Jakob Kidd (Superior), Eli Kramer (Duluth East), Aiden Olson (Duluth East), Spencer Rousseau (Cloquet-Carlton-Esko), Drake Schramm (Cloquet-Carlton-Esko), Owen Walczynski (Duluth Denfeld)

Maren Friday (Marshall) was awarded the Player of the Year accolade on the girls’ side having scored 24 goals this season.

Gitch representation from the girls came in the way of;  Claire Barlass (Duluth Denfeld), Baamlak Haugen (Marshall), Molly Henderson (Duluth East), Kamryn Hill (Duluth Denfeld), Emilia McGiffert (Marshall).

Congrats to all of these talented players, it has been a pleasure to see you develop on and off the pitch.  You have all represented Gitch tremendously!

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