Players That Impressed: April 2021 (Girls)
SoccerWire has re-launched its ‘Players That Impressed’ feature, highlighting top performances across youth club soccer each month.
Players are added to each monthly list on a rolling basis. Coaches, parents and athletes are invited to submit nominations for up to two (2) players per team in a given month.
See below for a listing of Girls Players That Impressed so far in April 2021.
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Taylor Wilson | Forward
Bethesda SC U-14 (MD)
Scored 4 goals vs. Herndon in the semifinals of the Bethesda Cup, including 3 goals in a 5-minute span. Also scored the equalizer to send the final into a PK shootout.
Scored 5 goals in the top bracket of Jefferson Cup. She helped lead her team to the championship where she scored the winner in extra time.
Key saves allowed for Gustafson to record clean sheets in the final matches of the U16 Dallas Cup and U15 Dallas International Girls Cup, with the team ultimately winning both titles.
Abby Lloyd | Forward
FC Pride U-15 (IL)
Lloyd scored a hat trick at the Midwest Spring Turf Challenge on April 11th, including her impressive third goal, where she crossed up the defender at the top of the box before slotting it beyond the goalkeeper’s reach.
Addison Halpern | Midfielder
PDA Blue U-15 (NJ)
Addison scored 7 goals in her first 4 ECNL games this season, including a hat trick. She also added 3 assists from the midfield position. She leads the team in scoring this season.
Kalia Kau | Forward
So Cal Blues U-15 (CA)
Led her So Cal Blues ECNL squad in Southwest Conference action over the weekend of April 10-11, with two wins where she tallied 4 goals and 4 assists.
Brooklyn Miller | Midfielder
Solar SC U-15 (TX)
Piled up 8 goals and 4 assists during her team’s run to the championship at the Dallas International Girls Cup, and helped lead Solar to the title at the Dallas Cup Girls Invitational.
Started 10 of the team’s 11 matches in 9 days at the holding midfield spot and helped to anchor the midfield defensively, en route to winning titles in both the U16 Dallas Cup and U15 Dallas International Girls Cup.
Nora White | Defender
Michigan Jaguars U-16 (MI)
Helped her team earn their first win of the season in Girls Academy conference play, contributing to a 1-0 clean sheet effort against MN Eclipse.
Natalie Garcia | Defender
Michigan Jaguars U-16 (MI)
Earned a spot on her club’s Team of the Week alongside Nora White as she aided Michigan’s defensive shutout in their 1-0 victory in GA action.
Dani had a great IMG Girls Academy Showcase with 3 shutouts, highlighted by a great push over the top bar late in her last game on April 19 to keep her clean sheet.
Elyse Garcia | Defender
Strikers FC U-17 (CA)
Scored a header goal off a corner kick to tie the game against Eagles SC, as the Strikers played without two of their starting defenders. The game was a regular season contest in the ECNL Regional League.
Savannah Sabo | Goalkeeper
IMG Academy U-17 (FL)
Continues to dominate in net for IMG, as she has now recorded 18 clean sheets during the 2020-21 season, with just 3 goals allowed in 1,890 minutes.
Emily Rossi | Forward
Sockers FC U-17 (IN)
Rossi netted herself a hat trick against Indy Premier to cap off a 2-0-0 week for the Sockers FC U-17 Girls Academy squad.
Josie Bieda | Forward
Sockers FC U-17 (IL)
Two goals from the future Marquette Golden Eagle was exactly what Sockers FC needed to take down the previously undefeated Cincinnati United CUP team in Girls Academy on April 10th.
Kayla Budish | Forward
SC Wave U-17 (WI)
With a brace against Chicago FC United on April 11th, the Purdue 2022 commit helped lead her team to a 3-1 victory to help them move ahead of Cincinnati United for tops in the conference.
Kali Burrell | Forward
FC United U-17 (IL)
Scored 2 goals, had an assist and created great opportunities for Chicago FC United over the weekend of April 10-11 in Girls Academy league conference play.
Kennedy Josephs | Midfielder
Salvo SC U-17 (MN)
Notched a brace during Salvo’s 3-3 tie on April 10th. Dynamic in the midfield and clinical in finishing her chances against a very good FC United team.
Jen Devona | Midfielder
FC United U-18 (IL)
Scored a brace off of two set pieces against Evolution to help FC United Pre-Academy win the Illinois State Cup championship game 3-0 on April 3rd.
Kayla Adams | Forward
Crossfire Premier U-19 (WA)
Scored 7 goals, including two game-winners, and added 4 assists while leading Crossfire into the championship match at the Dallas Cup Girls Invitational. Crossfire won the title match over FC Dallas 03 ECNL.