We hope that we can continue to do this year after year!  Just had to get this off the ground this year, and then make improvements for next time.  While we (@757_HS_Soccer, and @757soccer, and a few others, physically watched over 160 matches, we realize that there were a few teams we wanted to see, but were unable to.  In addition, we were unable to see any of the private school boys matches in the fall of 2016.  Inevitably, there are a few more players that should have at least been added to our player pools.

With your help, we can make it better and better!  1)  Coaches – please alert us early on in your season about seniors you feel should be considered.  (We did tweet at various times this season asking coaches to let us know of worthy players.)  2)  Coaches / Team Managers – getting rosters to us early is very helpful as well.  3)  We’ll do a better job of seeing more teams!

Your ideas and thoughts are welcome on the subject!  Please use our contact form.

 

2017 Girls All-757soccer Senior Team

 

Goal Keepers:

*** Destiny Neal (Oscar Smith) ***

Coach Kerns – “Destiny Neal was the backbone to Girls Soccer at Smith this past season as she displayed mental and physical toughness.  Destiny is a captain, a leader, and a positive role model.  Destiny may not have had the most shut outs, but she by far had the most goals saved based on shots on goal.”

*** Sidney Swoope (Kellam) ***

Coach Hurdle“Sidney had 11 goals allowed in 21 matches, GAA of .55 and 12 shutouts.  Great technical ability complimented with athleticism and great range, as well as good with her feet.”

 

Backs:

*** (OB) Maddie Andrews (Grassfield) *** . . . . . 0 goals, 3 assists

Coach Ellis – “Intelligent outside back who gets forward to create overloads in attack.  Good in the air, works hard to recover when she has gone forward.”

*** (CB) Cameron Brown (Norfolk Collegiate) *** . . . . . 5 goals, 1 assist

Coach Hall“Cameron has been a rock for us.  Her athleticism and pace dramatically helps when she closes down on opposing attackers.  A true team leader, and an even better person.  We wish her well at Brown University next fall!

*** (CB) Caroline Carlson (Princess Anne) *** . . . . . 0 goals, 0 assists

Coach Fabian“Caroline made 2nd team all conference.  She was one of three captains and was voted as best defender this year, and is planning on attending Vanderbilt University to study Medicine in the Fall.”

*** (OB) Isabel Kezman (Princess Anne) *** . . . . . 2 goals, 0 assists

Coach Fabian “Isabel played mostly outside back and contributed by marking the top attackers in the conference.  She is planning on attending University of Virginia in the Fall and to study Medicine.”

*** (CB) Annie Miller (First Colonial) *** . . . . . 3 goals, 2 assists

Coach Tucei “Annie had 1 GWG and GWA in the Region Finals.  Center back, played strong throughout the season.  Helped in anchoring a defense that only allowed 2 conference goals.  Team Captain, going to VCU on a field hockey scholarship.”

 

Midfielders:

*** (CM) Bethany Fall (Kempsville) *** . . . . . 12 goals, 5 assists

Coach Danley – “Bethany has excellent striking and finishing ability.  She was our biggest scoring threat this season.”

*** (CM) Page Frantz (Jamestown) *** . . . . . 11 goals, 4 assists

Coach Dawson“Page is a highly skilled player with an excellent feel for the game.  I give her the freedom to roam the field, if we need help defending, she drops into the middle of the defense and uses here speed, power and skills to thwart the opponent’s attack.  She can also quickly get into the attack and create scoring opportunities with our forwards, hence the 11 goals this year.  Page also provides strong leadership to her teammates.  Leading by example and encouraging her teammates, even when things are not going so well.”

*** (CM) Gillian Neisel (Menchville) *** . . . . . 15 goals, 2 assists

Coach Zollicoffer“Gillian is a dynamic player.  She has excellent field vision, great technical ability, and is an excellent scorer.  She has served as a Team Captain admirably this season.  Gillian is a selfless leader that cares more about her team’s success than any of her personal gains.  It was a true pleasure to have coached this remarkable young lady.”

*** (OM) Brennan Rausch (Tabb) *** . . . . . 1 goal, 11 assists

Coach SharpTeam captain as well and the most positive upbeat member of the team.  A true lead by example individual that any coach would love to have on their team.  She was moved all over the field this year to fill in holes from last year and is an excellent player anywhere on the pitch.  Also dealt with opposing teams best players in the mid-field and has an unbelievable work rate.”

*** (HM) Kai Sizemore (First Colonial) *** . . . . . 1 goal, 5 assists

Coach Tucei“A true holding mid.  She does all the dirty work, stops the ball, starts the attack.  Everything runs through her.  She keeps us organized.  Team Captain, going to Longwood on a soccer scholarship.”

 

Forwards:

*** Aemelia Lunardi (Grassfield) *** . . . . . 21 goals, 7 assists (school record for goals)

Coach Ellis“Aemelia is a strong, aggressive CF who will work for any ball.  She finishes her Grassfield career as the all time goal scorer (58 goals) and total points (138 points).”

*** Cydney Nichols (King’s Fork) *** . . . . . 39 goals, 14 assists

Coach Marston“Cydney is the all time leading scorer in school history for boys or girls, with 120 goals.  2 time Conference POY, 2 time 1st team all Region, 1 time second team all state.  Also led basketball team with 28 points in state title loss to Monocan.  First female 3 sport 4 year varsity letterman in school history.  Committed to play soccer at NC Wesleyan.”

*** Daijah Norris (Nansemond River) *** . . . . . 15 goals, 32 assists

Coach Baca“I had the pleasure of coaching Daijah.  From the first day of training, Daijah impressed me with her abilities with the ball and her passion for the sport, this makes her a valuable player.  Throughout the year, Daijah was an active participant in our program, and she always supported her team mates.  Her caring nature and personality allow her to work well with others in a team setting, as she always respects others’ opinions even when they differ from her own.  Throughout the year, Daijah demonstrated an openness and empathy for the opinions, feelings, and perspectives of others, along with shrewd powers of observation, all qualities that makes her outstanding as a soccer player.”

*** Star White (Maury) *** . . . . . 36 goals, 12 assists

Coach Morgan“Star is a game changer.  She changes how other teams play us.  If she isn’t scoring the game winner, she is assisting it.  She is an athletic forward who has the ability to change the game in a matter of seconds.”

 

Utility:

*** Carrie Knapp (Landstown) *** . . . . . 9 goals, 2 assists

Coach Moore“Carrie had 3 game winning goals, 3 of her nine were scored with her head off corners.  Scored lone goal to bring us to PK’s against FC in the tournament.  Hit both PK’s (including the winning PK) in the shootout against FC in the conference tournament.  Carrie is a born leader.  Her presence on the field sets an immediate tone for her teammates and opponents.  She is extremely tenacious, is very skilled with the ball, has an amazing awareness of where the play will develop and how to anticipate what’s next, and has a knowledge of the game unlike many other players.  What sets her apart from others is her inability to quit or give in, at anything, and I would say that she has a “gear” that makes her go 0-100 and is very difficult to turn off.  Our team was riddled with injuries this year and similar to how the human body functions, every player playing as a functional and equally important role to the next, Carrie would be the heart of the team.”