This appears to be a very talent-heavy season in the Philadelphia area, led by two of the nation’s top prospects inand .
Overall, there were easily 20-25 players to consider for the 11 spots.
Here’s a glance at the players to watch this fall:
FORWARDS: Conestoga senior Abby Klebe was the Daily Local News All-Area Player of the Year in 2020. She scored 12 goals and added a pair of assists in a 12-game season. … High Point commitreturns for defending state champion Pennridge. She was a second-team Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media selection last year. … Springside Chestnut Hill figures to be a series FAB 50 challenger thanks to high-end players such as senior . McDermott is committed to Syracuse.
MIDFIELDERS:of Council Rock North should be one of the state’s top players this fall. The Michigan commit was a first-team Suburban One selection last year as a junior. … of Downingtown West scored at least one goal in every match last fall. She is another elite prospect coming out of the Philly area in the Class of 2022. … is a top college prospect who received All-Main Line honorable mention status a year ago. … South Jersey contributes to players to this list — Eastern’s and Rancocas Valley’s . Silvestro was an NJ.com third-team all-state pick last year following a 14-goal, six-assist season for 15-0 Eastern. She has committed to Army. … Garcia is one of the nation’s top 2023 prospects.
DEFENDERS: After two years of club-only soccer in the now-defunct Girls Development Academy,suited up for Spring-Ford last fall and walked away with the Mercury News Player of the Year honors. Curry, a center-back who has committed to Wisconsin, anchored a defense that allowed only 10 goals during a 13-2-1 season. With Curry and two other former GDA players, Spring-Ford won a share of the conference title and reached the District 1-4A final before falling to the eventual state champion. With Curry back this fall, Spring-Ford starts the year ranked in the FAB 50. … The other defender on the list is from Radnor. She was an All-Main Line first-team pick last year who spent a lot of time as a defensive midfielder. She scored three goals last year.
GOALKEEPER: Interestingly, our pick for preseason goalkeeper is a player who has never played a minute in goal in high school. That will change this fall. Episcopal Academy’s, one of the top Class of 2023 prospects in Pennsylvania, has been on the EA team the past two years but has played exclusively in the field. EA’s coach confirmed that this year, Naimoli will play in her club position as keeper as the team challenges for the IAC title.
|GK||Maya Naimoli||Episcopal Academy (Pa.)||Jr.|
|D||Olivia Curry||Spring-Ford (Pa.)||Sr.||Wisconsin|
|D||Emily Daiutolo||Radnor (Pa.)||Sr.|
|M||Ava Minnier||Downingtown West (Pa.)||Sr.|
|M||Taylor Brennan||Council Rock North (Pa.)||Sr.||Michigan|
|M||Belle Fusco||Agnes Irwin (Pa.)||Sr.|
|M||Kennedy Garcia||Rancocas Valley (N.J.)||Jr.|
|M||Camryn Silvestro||Eastern (N.J.)||Sr.||Army|
|F||Abby Klebe||Conestoga (Pa.)||Sr.|
|F||Maya McDermott||Springside-Chestnut Hill (Pa.)||Sr.||Syracuse|
|F||Leah Malone||Pennridge (Pa.)||Sr.||High Point|