Creager, Richter Make All-State Teams

Every year, the Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA) selects the best soccer players in the state to be apart of the All-State Teams. It is a prestigious honor, many hope for but few will receive. Creager, perhaps the most versatile player in class A, who plays forward for the Fire, but defense for his club team EPSC, is something of a once-in-a-generation like talent, as he seems to never get tired or stop working. Scoring 40 goals in his high school career, and being named to the All-Conference team last year and this year do not do justice to his overall leadership, skill, and talent. Ben was named 1st team all-state. As for Bryce Richter, the goalie, he was named to both the 2018 and 2019 All-State 2nd team. Although not involved in club soccer like Creager, Richter excelled in the captain role this season, following the footsteps of his older brother and ’17 captain Brady. He played 1120 minutes this season, only allowing 15 goals on 121 shots. Richter recorded a .876 save percentage, and 1.07 goals against average (GAA). Soccer, however, is not Richter’s main sport, as he is known nationally for his baseball pitching. Richter recently verbally committed to Northern Alabama for baseball. With the both of them being seniors, 2 huge gaps will have to be filled. Creager’s forward partner, Sophomore Ryder Ferguson, will be tasked with handling the bulk of the scoring load Creager leaves behind. JV midfielder Dylan Ehlers is expected to take over goalie duties.