Best XI revealed from 2021 EDP Cup Fall Girls Weekend
By Evan Unger, EDPSoccer.com
EDP Soccer announced the Best XI from last weekend’s EDP Cup Fall Girls event, which featured 9U-15U girls teams playing at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, NJ.
Eight different state associations were represented with numerous top ranked teams in attendance. Featuring teams from Girls Academy League, USYS National League Conferences, EDP League and more, the weekend saw top teams from across different platforms compete against each other, creating a best vs. best experience. In total, the event saw over 200 games played with close to 800 goals scored and two-thirds of the games decided by two goals or less.
The Best XI from the EDP Cup Fall Girls are:
JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC REIGN 2013G – ALYSSA BECKER #14
Alyssa was dominant all weekend for Jersey Shore BOCA Jr Reign at the center forward and half back position. Alyssa has natural aggressive attacking play and a nose for the goal. Alyssa netted 11 goals this weekend to help propel her team to the final where Jersey Shore Boca Jr Reign won in a 2-1 penalty kick shootout victory.
WORLD CLASS FC 2012G KENTIMENOS – EDEN KARIM #5
Eden was an integral and dominant member of a back line during the first day of the tournament. She made key tackles and defensive plays and commanded her position. Stepping up as goalie on the second day, Eden propelled the team to the EDP Cup Championship to avenge an earlier loss. Her three penalty kick saves helped lead the team to a first place finish.
TORPEDOES SC 2011G – LINDSAY SAMALA #20
Lindsay’s ability to take players on from the midfield and cause havoc to opposing teams was on constant display this weekend. Lindsay scored in each of the four games this weekend, totaling six goals. Lindsay also played a part in assisting her teammates for several other team goals. Lindsay scored two goals in a crucial group game matchup to take the team to the final, and a further two more in the championship game.
CINCINNATI UNITED CUP 2011 NORTH – NOELANI JOHNSON #11
Noelani’s energy and persistent pressure as a forward was crucial in the team’s success this past weekend. She had a hat trick in the game against Match Fit that advanced CUP to the finals and then scored twice more that day in the Championship Game against Torpedoes SC.
WORLD CLASS FC 2010G – KATELYN MURPHY #10
Katie displayed tremendous all-around play this past weekend. Her one v. one skills, instant acceleration and excellent instincts provided significant scoring opportunities for herself and her teammates. Her two-way play included scoring and assisting goals as well as applying defensive pressure throughout the games.
SJEB FC 2010G RED – RAELYN SMITH #6
Throughout the weekend Raelyn created many opportunities for the team, using her guile, creativity and vision on the ball to open up attacks and create goals. Raelyn also scored some goals herself and is becoming a huge impact player for the team.
REAL JERSEY FC 2009G – MADISON ZAUN #11
Madison was dominant all tournament from the right side of the field both offensively and defensively. She consistently took on defenders one-on-one and created scoring chances for herself and her teammates. The combination of her dribbling ability and speed made life difficult for the defenders she went up against every single game.
JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC O’HARA 2009G – DANIELLA GORDON #6
Daniella was an integral part of the team’s midfield as the center midfielder. Due to a team injury, she was thrust into this new position. Her patience on the ball created plays and possession that led O’Hara to win the EDP Cup. She also added four goals during the event.
NJ PREMIER FC 2008G – EMILIE CADIGAN #10
Emilie is a central midfielder with great vision who helped control the pace of the game. A player who is almost just as good with left as with right, she dominated midfield and had several assists and a goal this weekend.
NEXT LEVEL NLSA 2008G – SARA CHRNELICH #4
Sara scored four goals throughout the weekend, and also provided two assists to lead her to the championship. Her relentless attacking from the wings and her defensive work ethic and pressing often caused the opponents issues through the weekend.
CINNAMINSON SC UNION 2008G – SHILOH MOORE #24
Shiloh was an offensive game-changer all weekend contributing four goals, including two in the final game that decided first and second place in the group against FC Revolution. In addition to her goal-scoring, her work rate and effort caused a number of turnovers leading to other goals by her teammates throughout the weekend. She was a constant offensive threat every time she touched the ball and a player that defenses always make note of because of her game-breaking abilities.