SoccerWire.com readers cast more than 7,000 votes to select our combined January/February’s best youth players from around the nation over the past two months.
A total of 21 players were on the ballot, with the readers choosing, Chargers HFC Elite U-16 goalkeeper Ivey Rossi out of Florida as the top of the bunch thanks to her stellar saves in CDL Showcase action.
Branden Johns of Alexandria SC Strikers (Va.) came in second with nearly 2,000 votes after scoring eight goals over two games in a single day during the Annandale Premier Cup. He netted three more the next day, which included a brace in the U-14 Championship match.
Bethesda SC’s (Md.) U18 Region I Champions League team midfielder Logan Cushing rounded out our readers’ top three picks by nabbing nearly 800 votes for his tw0-goal performance their RICL league win over DMV rivals BRYC.
The full list of 27 players in this month’s voting was composed of editorial selections from all players submitted by coaches on SoccerWire.com’s weekly ‘Players That Impressed’ feature, where any player submitted by a team or club coach has their outstanding performance shared on the popular website.
Each player selected for the Best 11 list receives a free featured college recruiting profile on SoccerWire.com.
SoccerWire.com January/February Best-11 Players (listed in order of votes received):
- Ivey Rossi (GK for Charges SC HFC Elite)
- Branden Johns (Forward for Alexandria SC Strikers Red)
- Logan Cushing (midfielder for Bethesda SC Blue 97)
- Linsey Wenk (Defender for McLean 99 Green)
- Laura Mueller (Midfielder for McLean 99 Green)
- Hailey Nguyen (Midfielder for Annandale United FC Pride)
- Garoline Perez (Midfielder for SYC Lions Black 00)
- Bridget Ross (Defender for SYC Lions Black)
- Lauren Jones (Forward for YSC Lions Black)
- Juliana Somrah (Midfielder for Chargers SC HFC Elite)
- Nicole Foley (Midfielder for FC Virginia ECNL)
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Editor’s Note: We understand voting for this monthly feature favors players coming from clubs or teams with active social media followings. However there is no way for SoccerWire.com editors to observe players in games all over the country, so we must rely on coaches to nominate deserving players, and then for those players with good descriptions of their impressive performances to garner support from their community and our readers. If you know a player performance you feel deserves recognition, we encourage you to submit them to our weekly PTI blog, and if selected for that month’s Best-11 voting, to campaign for their cause.