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Players That Impressed Apr 04, 2022

Players That Impressed: Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase 2022

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The 2022 Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase was held from March 25-27 in Richmond, Va. featuring 436 of the top teams in the country.

Hundreds of college coaches and scouts flocked to the prestigious tournament which annual showcases high-profile matches between representatives of the nation’s best leagues, including the ECNL, Girls Academy, USYS National League, DPL, US Club Soccer NPLs and more.

See below for a listing of some of the top performances from the showcase, sorted by high school graduation year.

Class of 2025

Fiona Mahan | Midfielder
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy ECNL U17 (PA)

The U.S. Youth National Team roster pool player helped her Riverhounds Academy ECNL squad finish top in their bracket, as she piled up 4 goals and 4 assists over 3 games.

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Hailey Johnbaptiste | Forward
Tophat Girls Academy Navy U15 (GA)

Kicked off the tournament with a brace in her team’s 3-1 win over Pipeline SC. Johnbaptiste totaled 4 goals at the Jeff Cup as Tophat cruised to a perfect 4-0-0 record.

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Leana Ruiz | Forward
SUSA ECNL U15 (NY)

Playing in her first tournament since returning to action from an ACL injury sustained in 2021, Ruiz scored three goals against very good competition. Showed impressive athleticism on one of the goals in particular, maneuvering around and jumping over the goalkeeper.

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Emma Kucal | Midfielder
Rhode Island Surf Elite Blue DPL U15 (RI)

Led Rhode Island Surf to the U15 Platinum Orange Division championship with 4 goals on the weekend. She had a brace on Friday night vs. OPSA 07, including the game-winner. She was the first on the board in the final vs. New Jersey Surf when she broke through the back line and found the net just 15 minutes into the match.

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Oceanna Orlandi | Goalkeeper
Rhode Island Surf Elite Blue DPL U15 (RI)

Set the tone on Friday night with three huge saves to secure the 3-1 win over OPSA. On Saturday, she was lights out with two athletic, highlight-worthy saves to ensure a 0-0 tie with Scorpions. In the final, Oceanna and the back line held New Jersey Surf to one goal after they had scored 11 through their first three games.

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Nawreen Ahmad | Midfielder
Virginia Union ECNL U16 (VA)

Turned in a strong weekend while playing a large role in the Union’s undefeated run, as the team outscored opponents 12-1 in the U16 Elite Division. Ahmad contributed to more than half of her side’s goals, scoring 3 and assisting 4 others.

Class of 2024

Lily Fusco

Midfielder
PA

Lily Fusco, a U16 playing up as a U19, fired off two goals against Locker Soccer Elite, including the game winning goal on Sunday. Her footwork and consistency makes her a serious force on the field.

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McKenna Newcome | Midfielder
Loudoun Soccer ECNL U17 (VA)

Sparked the Loudoun SC offense with a pair of goals during their weekend of tough competition in the U17 Platinum Division, which was highlighted by a 3-0 win over South Central Premier Storm.

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Anna Croyle | Midfielder / Defender
FC Bucks ECNL U16 (PA)

The two-way contributor helped FC Bucks post an unbeaten 2-0-1 record in the U16 Superior Division, highlighted by wins over Minnesota Thunder Academy and North Carolina FC’s ECNL teams. Croyle and the FC Bucks defense limited their opponents to 2 total goals.

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Brooke Picciotti | Defender
FC Bucks ECNL U16 (PA)

Another strong performer on the FC Bucks back line, Picciotti contributed to a tough clean sheet effort against Minnesota Thunder ECNL, and 1-goal efforts against Yankee United FC and North Carolina FC ECNL.

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Bridget Carr | Goalkeeper
World Class FC ECNL U16 (NY)

Playing in the top bracket at the U-16 level, Carr and the World Class FC defense notched 3 straight clean sheets against some of the best competition in the country.

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Simone Hargrove | Goalkeeper
Bethesda SC ECNL U16 (MD)

Turned in a strong weekend anchoring Bethesda’s impressive defensive unit, which only gave up 2 total goals over the course of 3 games in the U16 Championship Division.

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Julia Lozowski | Forward
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy ECNL U17 (PA)

Played a key role on the Riverhounds’ dominant offense during their perfect run through the U-17 Elite Division. Lozowski netted a trio of impressive goals at the event.

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Allyson Ruiz | Forward
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy ECNL U16 (PA)

Helped the U16 Riverhounds Academy ECNL squad go 2-1 at Jeff Cup. Nailed a one-time goal off a cross, and found several windows to set up attacking runs for her teammates to score.

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Aris Lamanna | Goalkeeper
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy ECNL U16 (PA)

Notched a pair of clean sheets representing Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy in the U16 Superior Division, as they earned wins over Virginia’s Skyline Elite and Georgia side Tophat 06 GA Navy.

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Gianna Rivera | Forward
Philadelphia SC Coppa Rage U17 (PA)

Major contributor for the Rage throughout the entire weekend in the U-17 Championship Division. Her aggressiveness and determination in the attacking third proved hard for opponents to contain. Rivera netted two impressive goals at the event.

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Ava McMasters | Defender
Tophat Girls Academy Navy 2006 (GA)

Held back the Skyline Elite offense playing with aggressiveness and confidence. Made clean tackles and used her dazzling speed to blow past the opposition with the ball at her feet, while creating scoring opportunities for her team. Ava and her teammates used their combined skill for maintaining possession during quick passing sequences to finish Saturday with a 2-0 clean sheet win.

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Ava Fox | Midfielder
PDA South ECNL U19 (NJ)

A U17 player who got the opportunity to play up with the PDA South U19 squad, Fox provided a spectacular individual effort by threading a 30-yard assist on a set piece after getting fouled herself. The assist set up the game-winning goal against OPSA Magic 2003.

Class of 2023

Meghan Piazza | Midfielder
Baltimore Armour Girls Academy U19 (MD)

Took over the game during Baltimore’s 6-1 win over NJ Premier FC, as she finished with a hat trick in her team’s opening match at the showcase. She added another goal and an assist in Armour’s second game, a 3-3 draw vs. FC Stars ECNL Regional League 03/04 Blue.

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Isabella Brown | Midfielder
Philadelphia SC Coppa Rage U17 (PA)

Playing in the top bracket of the U17 age group, Brown stood out in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against an elite World Class FC ECNL squad. She was comfortable on the ball during the high-pressure game, and had tight control in match where every possession mattered.

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Alivia Colgan | Forward
Keystone FC Premier U18 (PA)

Scored 4 goals and 2 assists through the weekend including a hat trick against CFC ECNL II. Her work rate up front through the three games was tremendous in putting opposing defenders under pressure as well as dictating the play in the attacking and middle third of the fields. She was a handful for opposing back lines all weekend.

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Sarah Miscevich | Midfielder
Keystone FC Premier U18 (PA)

Had a brace and an assist in a 5-2 win over CFC ECNL II. Also contributed another assist against Quickstrike FC. Sarah’s creativity in the midfield was on full display as she paced the team’s attack. Her work rate in the final game against CFC was very high, and she had a spectacular all-around game on top of the two goals and one assist.

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Taylor Weiss | Defender
Steel United U17 / U19 (PA)

A U17 center back playing up in a U19 bracket, the 2023 graduate held her ground and was strong in organizing her back line. By not only being more physical than her opponents, her consistent communication aided in obtaining 2 shutouts throughout the weekend, one with NJ Nationals FC 05, and the other with Steel United PA 03.

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Larissa Nascimento | Defender
Loudoun Soccer ECNL U17 (VA)

Provided one of the most unique goals of the entire tournament, launching a free kick from midfield into the back of the net.

Class of 2022

Maggie Bischoff | Midfielder / Forward
FC Pride ECNL Regional League U18 (IN)

Got her team off to a fast start by recording a brace in their opening match, a 3-1 victory South Central PA 04 Lady Lions.

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Alyssa Collins | Goalkeeper
FC Pride ECNL Regional League U18 (IN)

Finished off the event with a clean sheet performance during her side’s 1-0 win over New York Surf 04 Academy Blue. Playing behind a strong back line, Collins also conceded just 1 goal during her team’s 3-1 win on opening day.

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