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BEST SWARM PLAYER

Callum Crawford

It's been an odd season for the Minnesota Swarm. They're in the middle of the standings, yet they have impressive goal-scorers and goaltenders. The joy of indoor lacrosse is the high-energy, almost frenetic offense. Goals are scored often and usually in exciting ways, but you have to pay attention to see them develop. Ottawa native Callum Crawford has been providing plenty of thrilling goals at the Xcel Energy Center this season. The forward jukes and jives and whips the ball toward the net with admirable ferocity, embodying all that makes lacrosse fun to watch for the casual fan. Crawford is among the league leaders in points, and at only 25 years old he could be burning up the synthetic turf in St. Paul for many years to come.

Best Swarm Player (2011) Ryan Benesch

BEST BEACH Hidden Beach

BEST BIKE TRAIL Lake Harriet, Minneapolis

BEST BOWLING ALLEY Park Tavern

BEST COACH Kurt Rambis

BEST COLLEGE ATHLETE Eric Decker, Gopher wide receiver

BEST GOLF DAY The Jewel Golf Club

BEST LYNX PLAYER Seimone Augustus

BEST PICNIC SPOT Meeker Island historic site

BEST PLACE TO DRINK BEFORE A TWINS GAME Cuzzy's

BEST PLACE TO ICE SKATE Lake of the Isles

BEST PLACE TO RUN Cedar Lake, Minneapolis

BEST PLACE TO SHOOT POOL Shooters

BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE Hidden Greens Golf Course

BEST PUBLIC NINE-HOLE GOLF COURSE Fort Snelling Golf Course

BEST SLEDDING Town and Country Club

BEST TIMBERWOLVES PLAYER Kevin Love

BEST TWINS PLAYER Joe Mauer

BEST URBAN HIKE Swede Hollow Park, St. Paul

BEST VIKINGS PLAYER Brett Favre

BEST WILD PLAYER Mikko Koivu

BEST WINTER RESORT Lutsen

BEST YOGA CorePower Yoga