The Celts club lacrosse team had a very successful season this spring, but fell just just short of its ultimate goal. The team was undefeated in league games with a 6-0 record, giving the team a number one seed for the Final Four Playoffs. The Celts also won two non-league games earlier in the season.
The team hit a bit of a rough patch late in the season after St. Anthony Village High School junior Doug Keiser (the team’s leading scorer) suffered a broken bone in his foot, and the team’s second leading scorer severely sprained his ankle.
Despite losing the last two games of the season, the Celts earned a number one seed in the MBSLA State Tournament. The squad opened the post-season with narrow victory over Duluth Area in the semifinals but ultimately fell to rival Chisago Lakes in the Championship game last weekend in Rochester.
Doug Keiser put together his third consecutive strong season as a member of the St. Paul Celts club lacrosse team. Keiser earned All-State Honors from the Minnesota Boys Scholastic Lacrosse Association, which is the spring boys lacrosse league for high school club teams.
During the regular season, Keiser scored 37 goals and added 6 assists – averaging 6 points per game. He led the Celts to an undefeated (7-0) record before his season-ending injury in early May.
In his sophomore season, Keiser scored 62 goals and added 10 assists to earn All-State Honors – leading the MBSLA in goals and total points. In his freshman year, Keiser was named honorable mention all-conference.
MBSLA’s varsity division this year included seven teams (Brainerd, Duluth, Red River Valley, Chisago Lakes, St. Paul, New Ulm and Winona).