Owatonna defenseman scores all-state honors


First team All-State winner, Sam Henson playing defense against Rochester Mayo.

Matt Williams, Writer

Senior Sam Henson was recently named to the first- team boys’ soccer all-state in Class AA by the Minnesota Coaches Association. The senior captain was the spark plug of the Huskies defense that ended the season at 4-2-4 in the Big Nine Conference and 7-5-4 overall. Henson was also an all-conference defenseman in his junior year. Henson said, “All state was a goal of mine since I made varsity as a sophomore, and it’s awesome to be a part of the small group of Owatonna Soccer players that have received this award.” 

On top of his impressive high school soccer career, Henson is also an exceptional kicker for the top-ranked Owatonna football team and has already made 34 extra points this year. He was recently added to the Minnesota Bombers which highlights the top specialists in each class. Henson also pitches for the Owatonna Baseball team in the spring and was named Owatonna People’s Press all-area honorable mention his junior year. He was the team’s ace last year and had a record of 5-2.