SoccerWire.com readers cast more than 9,000 votes to select the Best 11 youth players during April 2016, recognizing top performances from the Baltimore Mania College Showcase, the EDP League, Texas High School State Tournament, Region I Champions League, U.S. Soccer Development Academy and the ECNL San Diego Showcase.
A total of 39 players were on the ballot, with the readers choosing SAC Premier Blue U-17 Girls midfielder Miranda Timberlake as the top of the bunch for her outstanding performances in Region I Champions League play. Timberlake recorded a hat trick in a 6-1 win on April 16 before scoring one and assisting the other two goals in a 3-0 win for SAC the following day. She received more than 2,100 total votes.
Severna Park Lasers U-15 Girls goalkeeper Shelby Sullivan (1,400 votes) and Vista Ridge High School forward Erynn Johns (638 votes) finished second and third, respectively for their play at the Baltimore Mania College Showcase and the Texas High School State Tournament.
The full list of players in this month’s voting was composed of all players submitted by coaches, technical directors and SoccerWire.com staff on the site’s ‘Players That Impressed’ feature, where any player submitted by a team or club coach has their outstanding performance recognized.
Each player selected for the Best 11 list receives a free featured college recruiting profile on SoccerWire.com.
SoccerWire.com April 2016 Best-11 Players
- Miranda Timberlake – Midfielder for SAC Premier Blue U-17 Girls
- Shelby Sullivan – Goalkeeper for Severna Park Lasers U-15 Girls
- Erynn Johns – Forward for Vista Ridge HS Girls
- Lindsay Hegewisch – Midfielder for A3 Ponies U-16 Girls
- Fatou Barry – Midfielder for Albertson Fury ECNL U-17 Girls
- London Lewis – Forward for Calvert Elite SC 02 U-14 Girls
- Kamer Nuhiu – Forward for Oakwood SC U-15/16 Boys
- Samantha Cremmins – Midfielder for Severna Park Lasers U-15 Girls
- Sarah Nguyen – Defender for McLean 99 Green U-16 Girls
- Arianna Green – Defender for Maryland United FC ECNL U-17 Girls
- Jenna Buto – Midfielder for A3 Ponies U-16 Girls