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Players That Impressed Apr 09, 2019

Jefferson Cup 2019 Players That Impressed: U13-U19 Girls

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The following players in the U13-U19 girls age groups turned in impressive performances to help lead their teams to success in the Championship and Elite Divisions at the 2019 Jefferson Cup.

Players are identified from games watched by staff, and from coach and team manager submissions. Additional ‘Players That Impressed’ submissions will be reviewed and added to the list on a rolling basis.

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Lauren Carpenter – Defender/Midfielder
Virginia Development Academy ECNL U-13 (VA)

Played an active role both offensively and defensively in VDA’s fast-paced style, as they piled up 7 goals in the U-13 Championship Division.

Avery White – Forward/Midfielder 
Virginia Development Academy ECNL U-13 (VA)

Showcased her goal-scoring precision within a talented VDA offense, which has dominated the ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference this season.

Amalia Villarreal – Midfielder
Michigan Jaguars Green ’06 (MI)

Amalia’s powerful striking ability paid dividends for a Michigan Jaguars side that finished atop Group A in the Jeff Cup’s U-13 Championship Division.

Ainsley Moy – Midfielder 
PDA ECNL ’06 Blue Wolves (NJ)

Relentless attacking midfielder with a nose for the goal; a primary catalyst in PDA’s top division title run at the Jeff Cup.

Mikayla Mandleur – Midfielder
PDA ECNL ’06 Blue Wolves (NJ)

Showed her scoring prowess on both days of the Jeff Cup Girls Weekend, highlighted by a long-distance blast in the final.

Emma Harmon – Forward/Midfielder 
PDA ECNL ’06 Blue Wolves (NJ)

Another dynamic playmaker for a PDA squad that has taken the ECNL Northeast Conference – and the 2019 Jefferson Cup – by storm.

Liz Woelfel – Defender
Total Futbol Academy ’06 Elite (OH)

Key member of a TFA Elite defense which earned back-to-back clean sheets in the Jeff Cup’s U-13 Elite Division semifinal and final.

McKenzie Carle – Forward
Total Futbol Academy ’06 Elite (OH)

Netted both goals in TFA Elite’s victory in the U-13 Elite Division title match over Girls’ DA side Washington Spirit Academy (MD).

Addison Hess – Forward/Midfielder
FC Virginia U-13 Girls’ DA

Led the FC Virginia Girls’ Development Academy side to a pair of dominant 4-0 wins during Group C play in the U-13 Championship Division.

Ashleigh Vizek – Forward/Midfielder
FC Virginia U-13 Girls’ DA

Played a central role in FCV’s perfect showing in group play, and overall 2nd place finish in the top U-13 bracket at the Jeff Cup.

Sabba Haghgoo – Forward 
Maryland United FC ’05 ECNL (MD)

Came through in the clutch with the game-winning goal in extra time to win the U-14 Elite Black Division title, finishing off an outstanding weekend for Haghgoo and the Maryland United ECNL squad.

Rylee Avery – Midfielder
Dallas Texans ’05 FDL (TX)

Dazzled all weekend long with quick, one-touch passing and superior field vision, as Dallas piled up 12 goals in the U-14 Elite Orange Division.

Jennifer Sarafidis – Midfielder
Dallas Texans ’05 FDL (TX)

Two-way player with plenty of creativity on the ball, and a knack for setting up scoring chances for her teammates. Busy all weekend long at the Jeff Cup as Dallas won four straight games.

Tyra King – Forward
Dallas Texans ’05 FDL (TX)

Scored goals in bunches for Dallas during their perfect run at the Jeff Cup, with some clinical finishes against highly-ranked opponents.

Samantha Schmidt – Goalkeeper
Maryland Rush Montgomery Blue ’05 Coyotes (MD)

Turned in several stellar performances during her team’s run to the U-14 Championship Division title, as the Coyotes earned three straight clean sheet victories to close the event.

Annie Faraone – Midfielder
Maryland Rush Montgomery Blue ’05 Coyotes (MD)

Provided timely goals and tough play for the Coyotes as they frustrated opponents by controlling possession and applying pressure all over the field.

Sydney Allen – Forward
Maryland Rush Montgomery Blue ’05 Coyotes (MD)

Scored in 3 of 4 games and tallied half the team’s total goals for the tournament, including coming off the bench to score the last-second goal that propelled the Coyotes to the final, where she scored again.

Layla Shell – Defender (2022)
Richmond United ECNL U-15 (VA)

Showed why she is a U.S. Youth National Team roster pool member, anchoring the Richmond back line in their U-15 Championship Division title run, which culminated with a 2-0 shutout against a strong South Shore Select (MA) team.

Jill Flammia – Midfielder (2022)
Richmond United ECNL U-15 (VA)

Another member of the U.S. Youth National Team roster pool, Flammia created problems for opposing defenses with her speed and creativity both on and off the ball. She scored a critical goal in the top division final.

Emily Silva – Midfielder (2021)
NC Fusion ECNL U-16 (NC)

Helped NC Fusion ECNL U-16 win two of three games in the U-16 Championship Division, as the attacking-minded side created scoring chances in bunches. Provided a highlight reel header on Day 2 against South Shore Select.

Olivia Cobb – Midfielder/Defender (2021)
NC Fusion ECNL U-16 (NC)

Cobb buried a ridiculous volley (see video) to provide one of the best goals of the Girls Showcase Weekend. With 8 goals at the Jeff Cup, NC Fusion showed why they are likely bound for the ECNL Champions League playoffs.

Courtney Evans – Defender (2022)
BRYC Elite Academy ’03 (VA)

Playing at right back, stifled GotSoccer’s #2 ranked team Delaware FC, transitioning quickly to offense in BRYC’s convincing 5-0 win at the Jeff Cup. With Jordan Yang at left back, BRYC’s pairing locks down a solid back line, which had a +38 goal differential en route to the top of the ECNL Mid-Atlantic Division.

Jordan Yang – Defender (2022)
BRYC Elite Academy ’03 (VA)

Playing at left back, stifled GotSoccer’s #2 ranked team Delaware FC, transitioning quickly to offense in BRYC Elite Academy’s (2003) convincing 5-0 win. With Courtney Evans at left back, BRYC’s pairing locks down a solid back line. Yang and Evans are both ranked in the top of the IMG 150.

Kelsey Smith – Forward/Midfielder (2022)
Maryland United FC ’03 ECNL (MD)

Stepped up in a major way for Maryland United in their last match against FC Copa Academy, setting up Taylor Smith for a first half equalizer, and finding the net herself in the second half on a blistering long-range strike.

Aria Bilal – Forward (2021)
Maryland United FC ’03 ECNL (MD)

Played a key role in Maryland’s clinical offensive effort, which saw them net 8 goals during their perfect 3-0-0 run in the Jeff Cup’s top U-16 bracket.

Reagan Leavy – Midfielder (2022)
FC Copa Academy 2003 USYS NL (NJ)

Sparked FC Copa Academy’s offense by setting up her teammates and scoring herself, as the New Jersey side found the net six times over three games in the U-16 Championship Division.

Riley Tiernan – Forward (2021)
PDA Ajax U-17 (NJ)

Riley wreaked havoc with her direct attack and created opportunities out of thin air. The entire PDA Ajax U-17 team was loaded with standout players, as they went 3-0-0 with 8 goals scored, 2 allowed in the Jeff Cup’s U-17 Elite Division.

Sarah Brochious – Midfielder (2020)
PDA Ajax U-17 (NJ)

Sarah put the word “control” in controlling midfielder. Surrounded by a stacked team front to back, Sarah stood out during PDA’s perfect run at the Jeff Cup.

Payton Patrick – Forward (2021)
Pipeline SC Pre-Academy U-17 (MD)

The future University of South Carolina forward tallied a highlight reel goal and 2 assists to teammate Baylee Desmit, to help Pipeline Pre Academy win 3-1 on Sunday and derail NC Fusion ENCL 02’s title hopes in the Championship bracket.

Baylee Desmit – Forward (2021)
Pipeline SC Pre-Academy U-17 (MD)

Tallied 2 goals off of assists from Payton Patrick in Pipeline’s 3-1 victory over NC Fusion ECNL 02.

Madison Carr – Forward (2019)
Premier SC Navy U-18 (MD)

The Towson University commit came through in the clutch by scoring two goals in the second half of Premier’s final match. Carr’s brace in the 2-1 win against SJEB Rush sealed Premier SC’s unbeaten run in the Jeff Cup’s U-18 Championship Division.

Alyssa Minnick – Goalkeeper (2019)
Premier SC Navy U-18 (MD)

Anchored a Premier SC defense which conceded only one total goal at the Jeff Cup. After the team’s back-t0-back clean sheets to open the event, the VCU commit made a series of critical saves in Premier’s 2-1 comeback win to close the event.

Leah Giles – Defender (2019)
SJEB Rush 00/01 Academy (NJ)

Showed her two-way skills in the Jeff Cup’s top bracket, playing strong defense and scoring a goal. The La Salle commit helped SJEB Rush earn shutouts in both of their first two games.

Jane Olcott – Midfielder (2019)
Bethesda SC ECNL Union ’01 (MD)

The Villanova-bound midfielder was a sparkplug for Bethesda’s attack, creating scoring opportunities and showcasing her own powerful shot.

Heather Hinz – Goalkeeper (2019)
Bethesda SC ECNL Union ’01 (MD)

The future University of South Carolina goalkeeper made several highlight-reel diving saves during Bethesda’s perfect showing in the U-19 Championship Division. Bethesda allowed just one total goal in three games.

Faith Lee – Forward/Midfielder (2020)
McLean Youth Soccer ECNL 01 (VA)

A U.S. Air Force Academy commit, Lee’s precision passing was on full display in McLean’s finale against Lower Merion SC, as she notched two impressive assists.

Julia Leas – Midfielder (2019)
McLean Youth Soccer ECNL 01 (VA)

Georgetown-bound Leas worked in tandem with Faith Lee to orchestrate scoring chances for McLean’s high-powered offense during their perfect 3-0-0 run in the U-19 Championship Division.

Kaitlyn Price – Defender (2019)
FC Virginia ’00 United (VA)

Played a key role in FC Virginia’s gritty performance in the U-19 Elite Division, highlighted by a win over New York West State Cup champion Syracuse Development Academy.