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Grant Penttinen

2023 | MN: Chanhassen
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Team player / Multi-sport athlete / Clear thinker under pressure / Directs defensive players / Able to deal with setbacks / Coachable / Focused / Strong lax IQ

I am an honor roll student and I have made the Dean's List every semester while in high school (6/6 semesters).

I have had (or will in 12th): AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, & AP U.S. History. My GPA is 3.7 (unweighted).

My junior year's (2021-22) achievements were:

All-State Team
All-Section
All-Conference
2nd Leading goalie in MN for game wins (mnlaxhub.com) / .702 SV% in regular season / highest time in net in MN
High school team - state tournament qualifier

I can step to the ball quickly and track players' sticks to increase my saves. I play well under pressure and will leave the crease to get the ball up field and/or pick up ground balls. I am able to direct the defense in order to get offensive players covered and/or force turn overs. I recover quickly after setbacks.

My sophomore year's (2020-21) notable achievements:

All-Conference
High school team - state tournament qualifier
Leading goalie (mnlaxhub.com) / .720 SV% in regular season
All-Star Goalie - Arete League, Fall 2020

I have played on my varsity high school team since 8th grade and was the starter in every game my sophomore (2020-21) and junior seasons (2021-22). I've also played club lacrosse for Team MN 2023 since 2017 and traveled around the country competing in higher level tournaments.

I've been playing lacrosse since I was 10 years old. My first youth lacrosse coach asked me to jump in net and I've stayed there since. I also currently play high school varsity football and began playing in 3rd grade. I played hockey from youth through 9th grade as well.

I worked as an engineering technician and built microscopic parts used in surgeries. I have also worked in the summer at my youth lacrosse association as the goalie coach for U12 and U14 players.

I volunteer packing meals that are shipped to those in other less fortunate countries. I also volunteered several summers as a Vacation Bible School teacher to 1st graders.

In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, kayaking, snowboarding, bike riding, and spending time with friends and family.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
-In my junior year (2021-22), I earned All-State, All-Section, and All-Conference player awards. I also was one of the top leaders in save percentage (in MN - mnlaxhub.com) and had the most minutes in net.
-In my sophomore year (2020-21), I earned All-Conference player. I also was one of the top leaders in save percentage (in MN - mnlaxhub.com) and was named an All-Star Goalie in the Arete League in the fall of 2020.
-Played and lettered on my varsity high school team since 8th grade and was the starter in every game my sophomore (2020-21) and junior (2021-22) seasons.
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Other HS Sports Played:
Varsity Football / Hockey (up through 9th grade)
Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
*Junior Year - 2021-22: / Named an All-State, All-Conference, & All-Section goalie. / Starting varsity goalie in 19 out of 19 games with a record of 16-3. / One of the top ranked, winning goalies in MN, including 811 minutes in net. / Had a 70% save percentage during the regular season. / Played in the MN State Lax Tournament quarterfinals. //////*Sophmore Year - 2020-21: / Starting varsity goalie in 17 out of 17 games with a record of 15-2. / Named an All-Conference player. / One of the top ranked, winning goalies in MN, including 767 minutes in net. / Had a 72% save percentage during the regular season. / Played in the MN State Lax Tournament quarterfinals. //////*Freshman Year - 2019-20: / Participated in varsity fall tournament. / Due to Covid-19, there was not a spring season. //////*8th Grade Year - 2018-19: / Lettered on the varsity team.

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Chanhassen High School
Coach:
Jon Junker
Team Name:
Storm
Jersey Number:
9
Club Name:
Team Minnesota Boys
Coach:
Scott Hugdahl
Team Name:
Team MN Boys 2023
Jersey Number:
17

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
90-92; 3.7; A-

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Scott Hugdahl

Jul 5, 2022

Grant has great vision, solid footwork and stands big in the cage. He's a particularly strong shot-stopper around the crease. He has a command of the game and has the ability to hit quick outlets for breakouts. Likewise, he's calm outside the crease and can control the clear with intelligent ball direction. He possesses a solid understanding of what defensive positioning, rotations and slides should be occurring within the box.

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