Scouting the 2013 Times All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Scouting the 2013 Times All-Area Girls Soccer Team

2013-11-13T17:00:00Z 2013-11-14T05:36:06Z Scouting the 2013 Times All-Area Girls Soccer Team nwitimes.com
November 13, 2013 5:00 pm

Jenna Arnold | Crown Point

Position: Midfield/Defense

Year: Senior

Analysis: Arnold may have been the Times Player of the Year if not for Withrow. Coach Chris Mikrut moved her from defense --where she set the standard for the region-- to the midfield and she was just as effective. Arnold had 13 goals and seven assists.

Bridget Brendza | Chesterton

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: Brendza was the catalyst for Chesterton’s offense that helped the Trojans to an undefeated season in DAC play. She recorded 20 goals and six assists on the year, and she was not afraid to go in pursuit of the net from any spot on the field.

Madisyn Coudriet | Chesterton

Position: Defense

Year: Senior

Analysis: Chesterton allowed just four goals in putting up a 7-0 record in DAC play, and Coudriet was a big part of that. As the center back in a three-back defensive system, she was the leader of the best defense in the DAC.

Shaquita Dillard | Merrillville

Position: Defense

Year: Senior

Analysis: Coach Ben Daniel says Dillard may be the best player he's coached in his six seasons with the Pirates. It's difficult to find an opposing coach with a bad thing to say about her. Dillard's speed and ball skills were on par with any defender in the area.

Shannon Eden | Wheeler

Position: Midfield

Year: Junior

Analysis: Eden was everywhere on the field for the Bearcats in her midfield position. She finished the year with 10 goals and 10 assists and coach Bryan Murray called her one of the best central defenders he’s seen. No matter where the ball was this year, she was sure to be close by.

Allyson Goodrich | Munster

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: Goodrich led the Mustangs with 15 goals and 12 assists. She made hard runs at the right time and in the right place and was able to beat defenders on the dribble if she needed to.

Lauren O'Keefe | Crown Point

Position: Forward

Year: Junior

Analysis: O'Keefe provided some height in the box for the Bulldogs and was always a threat to score. C.P. may have played a few more postseason games had she not suffered a concussion during sectional play.

Lauren Reineke | Valparaiso

Position: Midfield

Year: Senior

Analysis: Reineke served as the only senior captain on the Vikings, and she led them both on and off the field. Playing the center midfield position, Reineke was in on the offensive plays, scoring seven goals on the year, and she was able to get back and help out on defense as well.

Kristina Veljovic | Valparaiso

Position: Keeper

Year: Senior

Analysis: Veljovic not only kept shots out of net by helping to record 11 shutouts on the season, but she also scored two goals when she played in the field. She allowed just three goals in Valparaiso’s eight-game winning streak near the end of the season and made crucial stops in the semistate win over Homestead in a penalty-kick shootout.

Hannah Wilder | Kankakee Valley

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: The future Drake Bulldog led the area in goals with 24. Wilder is tall, fast and has a big leg. Coach Alex Conklin credits her with single-handedly winning several games this season.

Grace Withrow | Valparaiso

Position: Midfield

Year: Junior

Analysis: The 2013 Times Player of the Year paced the Valparaiso attack from the beginning of the season. She netted a hat trick in the opener against LaPorte and kept going from there. She scored in each of Valpo’s regional wins and again in the semistate win over Homestead.

Honorable Mention

Duneland Athletic Conference

Chesterton – Anne Marie Radzik, Kristin Mabry, Bethany Molnar. Crown Point -- Meghan Morasan, Jr., GK; Katrina Ornelas, So., D; Delaney Benich, Fr., F. Lake Central -- Lindsay Kusbel, Jr., GK; Abigail Peppin, Jr., MF/D; Lyana Burrink, Sr., F. LaPorte – Tiarra Spikes. Michigan City – Hannah Laux, Paige Tharp. Merrillville -- Alyssa Bailey, So., GK. Portage – Alexis McDaniels, Carrie Prohl, Patty Mota. Valparaiso – Ashley Thomas, Lexi Ferngren.

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Munster -- Jessica Flores, Jr., MF; Cayla Bales, Jr, MF; Lexie Lyons, So., F. Griffith -- Yadira Castellanos, Sr., MF; Emily Duhon, Sr., F. Andrean -- Maddie Mandich, Jr., GK; Natalie Nowesnick, So., MF/D. Kankakee Valley -- Natalie Lotz, Sr., MF; Alyssa Cox, Sr., MF; Haleigh Wenglarz, Sr., MF. Highland -- Paige Brown, Sr., F. Lowell -- Kimberly Kasparian, Jr., D. Hobart -- Sydney Hicks, Sr., F.

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark -- Sonia Ruiz, Jr., D. Hammond -- Elizabeth Navarro, Jr., F.

Northwest Indiana Soccer Conference/Porter County Conference

Boone Grove – Olivia McCafferty, Emily Martinez, Sara Martinez, Allie Hill. Covenant Christian -- Sophia Van Keppel, Jr., F.  Hanover Central -- Melissa Balkema, Jr., F. Hebron – Sarah Paksis. Kouts – Maranda Birmingham.  Marquette Catholic – Madeline Wood, Maggie Mellen, Stephanie Espar. Washington Township – Corie O’Connor, Natalie Rokosz. Wheeler – Lauren Fratzke, Terra Philips, Madalynn Crowder, Kadie Spoor.

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