Players That Impressed: Jefferson Cup 2016 U10-U14 Girls Weekend

The following players were submitted by coaches, club technical personnel or Soccer Wire staff so they could be recognized for impressive performances in the 2016 Jefferson Cup U10-U14 Girls Weekend.

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Tori Lyncha – Defender
OP Fire U-13 Girls
Tori played center back and held back HMMS to one shot on goal in the second half while scoring the game-winning goal, competing in the top U-13 bracket at the Jeff Cup.

+Read: Jefferson Cup U10-U14 Girls Weekend Day 1 Recap


Shelby Sallee – Forward
OP Fire U-13 Girls
Shelby scored the game-winning goal and set up three more one-on-one chances against PDA Galaxy, competing in the top U-13 bracket at the Jeff Cup.


Izzie Vitale – GK
Albertson Fury ECNL U-14 Girls
Izzie was one of two goalkeepers that split time this weekend. As a defense, they only conceded two goals in four games, none of which came while Izzie was in the goal. She organized well and did everything that was asked of her.

+Read: Jefferson Cup U10-U14 Girls Weekend concludes in exciting fashion


Sam Dumont – Forward
Albertson Fury ECNL U-14 Girls
Sam had a great tournament helping guide her team to the finals. Not only did she create goals for herself but she created for her teammates. She was a constant threat and her defensive work rate as a striker set the tone for the entire team, which only conceded two goals in four games.


Alexis Theoret – Midfielder
FC Virginia ECNL U-14 Girls
Alexis was a force in the FC Virginia midfield and attacking zone throughout the tournament, helping lead her team to a second place finish in Bracket B of the U-14 Championship Division. In addition to setting up her teammates for scoring opportunities, she got in on the scoring herself, including netting FCV’s only goal in the team’s final group match against East Meadow SC ECNL.


Kayleigh Goodrich – Midfielder
East Meadow SC ECNL U-14 Girls
The class of 2019 midfielder was instrumental in her team’s run to the U-14 Championship Division Final, capping off group play off with a dominant performance against FC Virginia. Kayleigh was all over the pitch in the 3-1 win, serving up a perfectly-placed assist on a high-speed play amid heavy defensive pressure in the first half, and adding a goal of her own in the second half on a shot that also had a high degree of difficulty from a tough angle.


Sofia Roberts – Goalkeeper
Maryland United FC ECNL U-14 Girls
Sofia helped lead a Maryland United FC ECNL defense to one of the most dominating performances of the weekend, conceding just two goals over the course of four games, highlighted by a 1-0 shutout of Albertson Fury ECNL in the U-14 Elite Black Division title match.


Madisyn Pilla – Forward
PDA Storm ECNL U-14 Girls
Madisyn came through in a big way on PDA’s run to the U-14 Championship Division title, scoring the only goals of the match in 1-0 wins over CASL ECNL and East Meadow SC ECNL, two of the top defensive units in the country at the U-14 level. Her powerful boot was on full display as she connected on a long range shot outside the box in group play against CASL before going upper-90 on the game-winner in the Final against East Meadow the following day.


Hannah Mitchell – Goalkeeper
PDA Storm ECNL U-14 Girls
Hannah made multiple highlight reel saves at the Jeff Cup as her team went on to capture the U-14 Championship Division crown, winning four straight matches along the way and giving up just one goal. PDA won all four games by one-goal margins, the last a 1-0 clean sheet effort against East Meadow SC ECNL in the Final. Mitchell communicated well with her teammates and consistently put herself in position to make saves, anticipating her opponents’ passes and cutting off angles.


Juliana Arciprete – Goalkeeper
Florida Elite U-14 Girls
Juliana was outstanding in net for Florida Elite competing in the U-14 Championship Division. She and the back line allowed just two goals in three games at the event, going up against some of the strongest attacking teams in the country.


Jaden Steele – Defender
BRYC Elite U-14 Girls
Jaden was a force defensively for BRYC Elite 01, which gave up only three goals in three group matches in the U-14 Championship Division. Going up against two strong ECNL sides and the reigning Florida State Cup champions in Bracket A, BRYC held their opponents in check throughout the tournament, including a clean sheet effort against CASL ECNL to close the event.