Girls Academy Champions Cup Standouts
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BRADENTON, Florida – The PrepSoccer Florida scout was on site for the Girls Academy Champions Cup games over the weekend. Below are the standouts from the games over the weekend at the IMG Academy. Chicago FC United 07 vs Philadelphia…
BRADENTON, Florida – The PrepSoccer Florida scout was on site for the Girls Academy Champions Cup games over the weekend. Below are the standouts from the games over the weekend at the IMG Academy.
Chicago FC United 07 vs Philadelphia Ukrainian
, Ukrainian 07 – Maxwell was great at shielding the ball and holding up the play and allowing her teammates to get involved. Tenacious and eager to get the ball at her feet. Positions herself well for her and her teammates.
TSJ FC Virginia 08 vs Lonestar
Delainey Duggan, TSJ FC Virginia 08 – Crafty midfielder in tight spaces who can go either direction. Great in some of the toughest areas with the ball. After some great link up play, held her run perfectly to sneak one past the keeper from a great pass from 22.
Lily Stevens, TSJ FC Virginia 08 – Stevens is a smart winger who likes to come inside. Positional play stands out and this helps create opportunities for the players around her. Got a great assist after a sneaky chip ball through to her teammate.
Taylor Morrell, TSJ FC Virginia 08 – Center forward who loves to come deep and receive the ball and link up the play. Always knows where her teammates are and constantly one play ahead of everyone else. Had great layoffs, through balls, shot opportunities and is constantly thinking about the next play.
Caroline Baxter, Lonestar 08 – a midfielder who can alter any game with one opportunity. Has great ball playing and dribbling ability but knows when to do each. Loves to get her head up as well and isn’t afraid to play a long ball.
Colorado Rush 08 vs Florida United
Brynnli Tolbert, Florida United 08 – a forward who loves to roam around the back line and loves to be a nuisance. Very smooth dribbler and links up well with her teammates in the middle of the pitch.
Gianna Vazquez, Florida United 08 – a high level thinking forward who already knows what to do before they receive the ball, is calm in tight areas on the sideline and in the middle of the park and will find her pass. Very poised and doesn’t rush the play.
Ella Bailey, Colorado Rush 08 – gets out of situations in the midfield very well even with players being physical. Gets her head up and isn’t afraid to take a player on.
Ambry Plate, Colorado Rush 08 – constantly keeping her head on a swivel and has a great eye for switching the play. Had a nice long pass assist to her teammate after holding the ball and getting her head up to make a pass.
Avery Beer, Colorado Rush 08 – made a really good run in behind and put the ball in the back of the net, I tall forward with pace who loves to get in dangerous positions.
Madison Ellis, Florida United 08 – a tenacious full back who has a hunger to get forward and impacts the game with pace, electric with the ball going forward and keeps the opposition on their toes.
Bianca Raskin, Florida United 08 – controls the pace of the game with her dribbling and is one of the focal points for her team. Is always looking to receive the ball in space and checks her shoulders constantly to make sure she’s available in the midfield.
Ava Boettcher, Colorado Rush 08 – a pacey striker who despite her size is very good at holding the ball up. Good at having defenders on her back in linking to play between her teammates and is also good at playing the long ball in behind.
Tophat 08 vs Michigan Jaguars
Sydney Snow, Tophat 08 – a shifty winger on the ball who loves to take on defenders. Has a complete arsenal of moves which makes extremely dangerous and she does them effectively.
Courtney Cangialosi, Tophat 08 – absolutely everywhere in the attacking third and is a complete winger. Continuously played dangerous balls for her teammates to allow them to get into great scoring positions. On top of that is very good at creating for herself with her pace and technique. Got herself a goal to end the game after an great overall performance.
Kennedy Kelly, Tophat 08 – a great ball playing center back with levels of composure. Puts in nothing but solid tackles and is absolutely fearless in the match.
Lonestar vs NE FC
, Lonestar 06 – controls the entire tempo of the game when on the ball, doesn’t rush to turn if it is not available but if needed can and will get around the defender. The Midfielder plays crisp passes and is rarely dispossessed and is not fazed through pressure. Also checks in for her teammates at all times.
Nayla Sanchez, Lonestar 06 – it comes with ease going forward for her. Absolutely electric with the ball and is constantly working to get the ball in the final third. Has a great touch on the ball as well. Tenacious winger who will not be beaten to the ball easily and is a disruptor on the pitch.
Caitlin Driscoll, NEFC 06- a midfielder with a great sense for the game. Gets her head up and doesn’t force the issue when looking to play a pass. Lots of composure under pressure and provides quality service as well from the wing and the middle of the park
Kendall Bodak, NEFC 06 – an architect to say the least. Carries the ball with purpose and every time she touches the ball going forward leads in something positive for her team. Is extremely calm and has no problem going back if needed to and looks to keep the ball in safe positions where her team can keep possession
Ryann Denecour, NEFC 06 – absolutely rapid forward with a tank that never goes empty. Puts in effort on every single play and will wear out the defense. Speedy with and without the ball and is always looking to get in behind but has no issues taking matters into her own hands.
Tessa Broderick, NEFC 06 – a rock defensively. Extremely patient one on one and is not afraid to get physical which disrupts her opponents. Smart with the ball and will only play what is given to her. Doesn’t dive in and is not reckless .
Lonestar – the center back stuck to her mark like glue and never allowed them any space for creativity. Never got caught in any defensive lapses and didn’t allow in any crosses. Always made sure to keep inside leverage and was ready for anything thrown at her.
Utah Celtic 08 vs Albion SC San Diego
Anna Neff, Utah Celtic 08 – Boss in the midfield. Great touch when receiving and dribbling as well. Has an unlimited passing range and has an eye for the probing ball in. Opens up the play and controls the tempo of the game.
Fuller, Celtic #74- Scored a freekick from distance on a keeper error. Always aware of her position and checks her shoulders to be in the best position for her teammates. A smooth operator who is fundamentally elite and does all the little things right.
Kya Newton, Utah Celtic 08 – The forward works hard to get into positions to create all types of chances. Whether it’s a run in behind, posting up, or coming short to tie the play together. Turns good chances into great chances.
Houston Dynamo Dash 07 vs Florida United
, Dynamo Dash – a technician with the ball who can pull off anything dribbling wise, can post up the center back but excels in open space with the ball. The midfielder can also play the pass into tight spaces and can also work through the physicality of other players.
, Florida United – a vocal leader of the team and her play backs it up. The center back challenges everything in the air and her positional play is elite.
, Florida United – The link up play on the sideline was second to none from this full back. Going forward she does all the small things well making her extremely effective. Movement off the ball stood out a lot and was defensively sound.