SoccerWire.com readers cast more than 6,000 votes to select the Best 11 youth players during May 2016, recognizing top performances from the
Columbia Memorial Day Invitational, EPIC Tournament and Potomac Memorial Tournament, in addition to ECNL and EDP league play.
A total of 26 players were on the ballot, with the readers choosing Severna Park Lasers U-15 Girls midfielder Valerie LaMore and Calvert Elite SC 00/01 U-15 Girls goalkeeper Ashley King as the top of the bunch, each receiving over 1,500 votes.
LaMore was a true game changer during the Severna Park Lasers’ successful weekend at the Columbia Memorial Day Invitational, scoring three of her team’s nine goals and assisting on another. Meanwhile, King had a string of excellent performances in net, highlighted by a 1-0 shutout against Harleysville FC in EDP Division 1 South play.
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 May 2016 Best-11 Players
- Valerie LaMore – Midfielder for Severna Park Lasers U-15 Girls
- Ashley King – Goalkeeper for Calvert Elite SC 00/01 U-15 Girls
- Claire Williams – Midfielder for Calvert Elite SC 03 U-13 Girls
- Josh Luongo – Midfielder for Maryland United FC U-16 Boys
- Meaghan Toscano – Goalkeeper for Continental FC Delco ECNL U-14 Girls
- Caroline O’Keefe – Defender for Severna Park Lasers U-15 Girls
- Madison McCauley – Defender for Calvert Elite SC 00/01 U-15 Girls
- Keira Shoup – Midfielder for Calvert Elite SC 00/01 U-15 Girls
- Drew Dworkin – Midfielder for Manhattan SC Villa U-16 Boys
- Bakary Bagayoko – Forward for Manhattan SC Villa U-16 Boys
- Madeline Gravante – Midfielder for Albertson Fury ECNL U-16 Girls*
- London Lewis – Forward for Calvert Elite SC 03 U-13 Girls*
*Tied for No. 11 with 80 votes each