Players That Impressed: 17th Annual FC DELCO Players Cup

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The following players have been submitted by coaches, club technical personnel or SoccerWire.com staff so they could be recognized for impressive performances in the 17th Annual FC DELCO Players Cup.

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Penns Forest FC Revolution U-14 Girls
Penns Forest FC Revolution posted an undefeated 1-0-2 record in the Gold Division, earning positive results against three tough opponents in Bracket C. The Revolution opened the tournament with a scoreless draw against highly-ranked Warrington Bombers, before a dominant 3-0 victory over New York Rush in their second match, with goals by Hannah Odom, Violeta Kenzevich and Ann Chambley. Penns Forest capped the event with a 1-1 draw against New York side Levittown Supersonics, finding the net on a brilliant Maya Wolford cross in to Maddie Quarles, who converted the goal on a volley. Levittown equalized late in the match, becoming the only team to score against Penns Forest at the Players Cup.


Colin Davis – Defender
Ukrainian Nationals U-15 Boys
Colin is an aggressive defensive leader with great vision and touch. Throughout the weekend he was able to find open teammates on the run at a high pace rate.


Luke McMahon – Forward
Ukrainian Nationals U-15 Boys
Luke’s combination of speed and aggressiveness was in full effect. He scored multiple goals with excellent speed and work rate, also showing an ability to close quickly, take the ball and distribute.


Brittnie Spithaler – Forward
Northern Steel Soccer Intensity U-16 Girls
Brittnie scored two goals in a 3-1 win against Wall SC Stingrays and also had the game-winner in the final against Hershey Elite.


Anna Voelker – Goalkeeper
Northern Steel Soccer Intensity U-16 Girls
Only conceded 3 goals all tournament. Had 2 shutouts in the final clinching game against Mclean and in the final against Hershey Elite.


Marissa Werner – Forward
Pennsylvania Rush Nero U-15 Girls
Marissa led the team’s attacking effort over the course of four games. She brought Rush level and ahead on several occasions scoring a total of four goals and assisting twice. Her speed and athleticism combined with the technical proficiency to set up teammates and beat the goalkeeper is beyond her age.


Michael Suski – Forward
FSA FC Elite U-15 Boys
Michael capped off FSA’s dominant run through the top U-15 boys division with a four-goal performance in the title match, an 8-0 rout of Northern Virginia side Alexandria Red Stars.


Alejandro Arbelaez – Midfielder
Fewster FC U-16 Boys
Alejandro sparked the three-time Maryland State Cup champion side Fewster FC in its Championship Division title run, netting both goals in a 2-1 victory in the final against FC Montco Die Mannschaft, previously the top-ranked team in the nation at the U-16 level.


Nick Richardson – Defender
Fewster FC U-16 Boys
Nick played a key role in three-time Maryland State Cup champion side Fewster FC’s Championship Division title run, earning an assist in a 2-1 victory in the final against FC Montco Die Mannschaft, previously the top-ranked team in the nation at the U-16 level. Nick also helped anchor a Fewster FC back line which conceded a total of two goals in four matches at the event.


Alyssa Minnick – Goalkeeper
Premier SC Strikers U-15 Girls
Alyssa’s post-to-post range in net was on full display at the Players Cup, as the Maryland State Cup champions captured yet another division title at a high profile showcase event this season. Playing behind a tough Premier back line, Alyssa and the defense posted clean sheets in the semifinals and the final of the U-15 Championship Division.


Isabel MacFarlane – Defender
Lower Merion SC Herricanes U-14 Girls

Isabel played a key role on the Lower Merion back line which conceded only one goal – and none during the run of play – over the course of five games during their division championship run. She consistently eliminated opposing scoring chances, limiting the number of saves her goalkeeper would need to face.


Amelia Leyden – Goalkeeper
Lower Merion SC Herricanes U-14 Girls

Amelia only allowed one goal in five games during Lower Merion SC’s division championship run, making multiple vital saves when called upon.


Nikolas Valckenaere – Midfielder
Quickstrike FC United U-14 Boys

Nikolas was dominate in the middle of the field, controlling the play on attack and shutting down the opposing teams mid-field. Nik combined on most of his team’s goals through the three games they played. Nik’s leadership was best on display when the team was down and need something spectacular.


Kyle Vandermark – Defender
Quickstrike FC United U-14 Boys

Kyle played center back and did not miss one second of any of the three games. He was tasked with defending the opponents’ biggest and fastest players, and did a tremendous job. His leadership and desire to win was infectious to the team.


Fernando Morandi – Defender
Doral SC U-15 Boys

Fernando made multiple crucial defensive plays from his center back position to help lead Florida side Doral SC through the group stages, and also had an outstanding performance in the semifinals, scoring a header goal to tie the game which went into overtime and penalty kicks. Fernando netted the first PK for Doral, which won the shootout and advanced to the final.


Mauricio Lozada – Defender
Doral SC U-15 Boys
Mauricio played center back alongside Fernando Morandi to anchor the Doral SC back line during their run to the final. Mauricio, a focused and hard-working player, covered a wide range of ground in the defensive zone, imposing his will to shut down rival attacks.