Minnesota’s Top Emerging Talent to Watch for in 2023
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The 2023 Season is going to be one for the books for these 5 players. They made a huge impact for their teams last season and need to be on your watch list this year. These young athletes have already…
The 2023 Season is going to be one for the books for these 5 players. They made a huge impact for their teams last season and need to be on your watch list this year. These young athletes have already turned heads in the soccer community and will only continue to impress this upcoming season!
This young forward shocked the stands as an 8th grader pulled up to the Varsity squad for sections this past fall. It’s not her incredible speed, fearless game play, or soccer IQ that keeps you wanting to see more from her though. Her ability to turn up the energy on the field is infectious. The moment McCabe steps into play, you see a different game from all the players that surround her. She will be on the radar very early in her soccer career, and will definitely stay in the spotlight for years to come.
Janezich has been an absolute force. She carries the ball through the middle with finesse. It’s not uncommon to see her work through 2, 3, even 4 players at a time. Where she really shined this past season was her assists. She now holds the MN State record of 31 assists in 2022. She appears to be unstoppable and will no doubt continue to push the limits.
The calm in the middle of a storm is the best way to describe Senden. She isn’t one to become frazzled, or pull the trigger too early. She takes her space on the field and finishes with a rocket to the back of the net. My favorite attribute Senden possesses is a strong left foot, giving her the ability to take quality shots from nearly any angle. She doesn’t stumble across her multiple scoring opportunities by accident though. Her movement off the ball is precise and methodical. I’m excited to see what she is going to bring to field this season!
Lee has the type of ball control that many players only strive to achieve. It becomes very apparent seeing her first touch on the ball. Not only was she an 8th grader playing Varsity this past fall, she managed to score twice! Lee is the type of player that we have only seen the slightest glimpse of what she will bring to the table.
It is hard to find a defensive player who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries. It’s safe to say that Ferguson has no fear in that area. She is a versatile player who can seamlessly shift her mindset between offensive and defensive. Not only is she solid on defense, she is a crucial part of the attack. She carries the ball and distributes it with great vision. It is very clear that she is seeing the play unfold before it happens. It’s safe to say her vision is only going to improve from here.