Monday, December 7, 2009
U13 Girls All-Tournament Team
U13 Girls All-Tournament Team
USL highlights top scorers
USL Press Release
Thursday, December 3, 2009
TAMPA, FLORIDA – United Soccer Leagues announced today the Super Y-League All-Tournament Team Selections for the U13 Girls North American Finals, which were held Friday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 24 at Ed Radice Soccer Complex in Northwest Tampa, Florida. The Northern Virginia Majestics championed the U13 Girls Division with a 3-1 win over Rage SC in the final. USL will release the U13-U17 All-Tournament Teams through Wednesday, December 16.
U13 Girls Leading Scorers
The top goalscorer in the U13 girls’ tournament, Melanie Monteagudo netted five goals and an assist for West Pines United in three days. Her efforts earned a nod from each of the three coaches she faced, Nordic Soccer Club, who West Pines beat, 2-1 on the opening day of competition. On day two West Pines lost, 1-0 to tournament finalist, Rage SC before beating Mequon United 4-2 on the final day of group play. Monteagudo scored three of the team’s four goals in that match. West Pines also had goalkeeper, Jennifer Ocampo named to the All-Tournament squad.
A deep squad, the Majestics got eight goals and two assists from Annah Lindberg and Christian Jewel. But it was Maggie Chapman, who handed out six assists during the tournament that caught the eye of the scouts. She earned a vote in each match she played, with the exception of the semifinal. In that match, Lindberg stood out by netting a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Coastal WFC. The second Majestic’s player voted to the All-Tournament Team was defender Jordan Kestel, who earned a vote in both the semifinal and championship matches.
Coastal’s leading vote-getter during the North American Finals was forward Sophie Beaudry, who scored nine goals and added three assists during the Super Y-League regular season. Janna Speed earned a vote for her efforts in the semifinal loss to Northern Virginia. She tallied in the team’s 2-0 win over the MPS Renegades on Sunday, November 22. Also scoring in that match was Madison Higginbotham.
The runner-up, Rage SC had goalkeeper Caitlyn Gannon named to the team for her performance in the team’s 3-2 overtime win over the Washington Freedom in the semfinal. Both from the Mid Atlantic Region, these teams met earlier in the year resulting in a similar result, a 3-2 decision that ended in favor of the Rage in regulation. The second Rage player named to the All-Tournament Team was midfielder Ivory Bailey, who was picked out by opposing coaches in both the semifinal and final.
The Freedom had midfielder Margaret Purce and forward Jaelin White named to the All-Tournament team. Purce netted two goals and handed out four assists in as many matches. White scored a goal and added two assists. The Freedom’s leading scorers were Antonia Vrorsky, who had three goals and Brianna Hollins, who had four goals and an assist.lections were based off the nominations of opposing coaches made throughout tournament play. Player positions were altered to include the players receiving the most nominations.
Name SYL Club G A Position
Jennifer Ocampo West Pines GK
Caitlyn Gannon Rage SC GK
Jordan Kestel Majestics D
Kathryne Keough Mequon United 1 D
Jessica Vigna Parsippany SC 1 D
Jacqueline Goudreault MPS Renegades D
Maggie Chapman Majestics 2 6 M
Ivory Bailey Rage SC M
Bryce Hueber Kings M
Brittany Cooper Match Fit 2 M
Margaret Purce Freedom 2 4 M/F
Sophie Beaudry Coastal F
Jaelin White Freedom 1 2 F
Lindsay Bushey Nordic SC 1 1 F
Arianna Johnston Coquitlam 1 F
Melanie Monteagudo West Pines 5 1 F