Scouting the 2012 Times All-Area Girls Soccer Team

2012-10-31T17:00:00Z Scouting the 2012 Times All-Area Girls Soccer TeamBy Jim Hunsley jim.hunsley@nwi.com, (219) 548-4356 nwitimes.com

First Team

Paige Aguilera | Boone Grove

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: The program's all-time leading scorer finished a sensational career with 44 goals and 12 assists. She is getting looks from Division I schools due to her overall skills and penchant for filling the back of the net.

 

Jenna Arnold | Crown Point

Position: Defense

Year: Junior

Analysis: The diminutive Arnold has become the standard for defense in the region. She's capable of playing anywhere, but coach Chris Mikrut said she's too valuable to move from the back. "She has shut down many of the region's best scorers and is very dangerous with the ball attacking from the back," Mikrut said.

 

Bridget Brendza | Chesterton

Position: Forward/Midfield

Year: Junior

Analysis: Brendza assumed control of the offense with 17 goals and three assists. She might be slender in stature, but that doesn't stop the junior from aggressive forays inside the 18-yard line. Opposing teams have to be disappointed Brendza still has one prep season left.

 

Lauren Doreski | Lake Central

Position: Midfield/Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: Doreski has been one of the most dangerous players in the area for a long time. The IUPUI-bound senior has a rare combination of speed, size and athleticism few can match. Coach Julie Moore moved her all over the pitch because there simply wasn't a position she couldn't play well.

 

Alison Engle  | Munster

Position: Defense

Year: Senior

Analysis: It's probably not a coincidence that Engle has been a member of two Munster teams with undefeated conference records in three years. "She was difficult to beat in the back," coach Val Pflum said. "Quick, reads the game well and can control the ball out of the back."

 

Alexa Fratzke | Wheeler

Position: Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: Fratzke provided leadership on a youthful roster, and was an adept scorer with 18 goals and 14 assists. She's a key reason the Bearcats won the program's first Northwest Indiana Soccer Conference and sectional crowns.

 

Allison Goodrich  | Munster

Position: Forward

Year: Junior

Analysis: Goodrich scored 13 goals, despite missing six games with a bruised retina. The junior has led the Mustangs in goals each of the last two seasons. She illustrates the Munster brand of "pretty soccer" perhaps better than any other player.

 

Liz Krilich | Andrean

Position: Midfield

Year: Senior

Analysis: Krilich is a four-year starter and three-time first team all-conference. She'll be playing college soccer at St. Francis, where the two-time academic all-stater will likely star in the classroom, as well. "Many coaches had great things to say about here at the (district) meeting this year," coach Tony Pagorek said. "She is a fierce competitor."

 

Rachel Marczewski | Crown Point

Position: Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: This year's Times Player of the Year was the engine that made Crown Point run, scoring four big goals down the stretch and setting up her teammates for a good portion of the rest. "She is the best tactical player I have had and she makes every girl around her better with her passes or her verbal direction," Mikrut said.

 

Cindy McInerney | Griffith

Position: Midfield

Year: Senior

Analysis: McInerney was the quarterback of a Panthers squad that, if not for a few injuries, may have challenged for a Northwest Crossroads Conference title. She was described by one opposing coach as "the real deal," the senior scored 16 goals and notched nine assists.

 

Meghan Morasan | Crown Point

Position: Goalie

Year: Sophomore

Analysis: The Bulldogs didn't lose to a region team and Morasan set a school record with 12 shutouts. "She gave us a chance to win even if we could only get one goal in," Mikrut said. The sophomore was carried of the field in the semistate semifinal, but came back out to put on a heroic performance in the final that night.

 

Kaylee Pullins | Valparaiso

Position: Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: The Butler-bound player made up for lost time after she missed a few games early in the season due to a leg injury. She was a crucial member of the offense either scoring or setting up goals.

 

Lauren Reineke | Valparaiso

Position: Midfielder

Year: Junior

Analysis: Reineke continued to develop as a solid offensive player for the Vikings. She had both of Valpo's goals in a regional semifinal win against Lake Central. The junior gave players like Pullins and others another scoring option.

 

Sarah Rivich | Crown Point

Position: Midfield/Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: Last season's Times Player of the Year is as athletic and talented as any athlete in the state. Her impressive career was made even more so because she spent much of the time struggling with leg injuries. Who knows what could have happened had she been fully healthy during the last two Bulldogs playoff runs.

 

Andrea Violanti | Valparaiso

Position: Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: Violanti scored the game's lone goal in a sectional title win against Chesterton, and scored in the regional final against Crown Point. She was a consistent performer for the Vikings, and key reason they were one of the top teams in the area.

 

Honorable Mention

Duneland Athletic Conference

Chesterton — Alex Bucko, Nikki Kollar. Crown Point — Courtney Farrell, Anna Eksten. Lake Central — Lindsay Kusbel. LaPorte — Addie Boardman. Merrillville — Natalia Ooms. Portage — Nicki Monahan, Lauren Zack. Valparaiso — Emma Kurt, Grace Withrow.

Great Lakes Athletics Conference

Clark — Raquel Haro. Hammond — Erica Munoz, Elizabeth Navarro.

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean — Taylor Berglund, Gabby Wojkovich. Griffith — Yadira Castellanos, Krystal Mendoza. Highland — Paige Brown. Kankakee Valley — Jen Sobierajski, Haleigh Wenglarz. Lowell — Kimberly Kasparian. Munster — Cayla Bales, Jessica Flores, Parin Patel.

Northwest Indiana Soccer Conference/Porter County Conference

Bishop Noll — Shelby Garcia. Boone Grove — Olivia McCafferty, Mackenzie Starcevich. Covenant Christian — Katy Long, Sophia Van Keppel. Hanover Central — Summer Pattison, Blayr Poston. Hebron — Sydnee Bartz, Rachel Pauer. Kouts — Maranda Birmingham, Deliyah Garner. Marquette — Maggie Mellen, Madeline Wood. Washington Township — Heather Burton, Erin James. Westville — Katie Piotrowski. Wheeler — Shannon Eden, Terra Phillips.

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