Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Paul Betit firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristina Alex, Camden Hills, senior, midfield: Extremely accurate when shooting or passing the ball, Alex scored four goals off direct kicks last season and set up six others with her serves off corner kicks.
Abby Maker scored 10 goals last season for Cheverus and remains a threat for a team that should contend.
Gordon Chibroski/2010 Press Herald file
Emily Richard, who had nine shutouts last season, should be tough to beat again this year for Thornton Academy.
John Ewing/2011 Press Herald file
Amanda Arnold, Thornton Academy, junior, forward: A third-year starter, Arnold scored 15 goals and dished out seven assists last season to help the Trojans advance to the Western Class A semifinals.
Caton Beaulieu, Greely, senior, goalie: In her third varsity season, Beaulieu posted shutouts in seven of her eight victories last fall while allowing a total of five goals in the games she started.
Jenacee Bradbury, South Portland, senior, midfield/forward: A four-year starter, Bradbury is a very explosive player who can score and draw a lot of attention from opposing defenders.
Caitlin Bucksbaum, Falmouth, senior, midfield: The state's Gatorade Player of the Year, Bucksbaum scored 10 goals with a team-high 11 assists in her first season with the Yachtsmen.
Katie Clark, Westbrook, senior, midfield: A four-year starter, Clark will move up in the formation to lead the offensive attack.
Cassie Darrow, Falmouth senior, midfield: A tremendously skilled player, Darrow is expected to control the middle of the field for the defending Class B state champion.
Megan Decker, Yarmouth, senior, midfield: An intelligent player who is able to direct the attack from the back, Decker has the speed and skill to play in the middle of the field as well.
Alexis Elowitch, Deering, junior, forward: A very knowledgeable player, Elowitch scored nine goals with four assists last season to earn a spot on the Maine Soccer Coaches Association's regional all-star team.
Chloe Fleischman, North Yarmouth Academy, junior, striker: The Panthers' leading scorer last season, Fleischman plays with tremendous poise with her back to the net and the ball at her feet.
Anna Foss, Old Orchard Beach, senior, midfield: Foss, who led the Seagulls with 11 assists last season, has tremendous foot skills and is extremely dangerous with the ball.
Ashley Frank, Portland, senior, back: A versatile player, Frank can fit in anywhere across the back line and has the ability to move forward with the ball.
Allison Hill, Brunswick, midfield, senior: A solid two-way player, Hill scored four goals and had four assists to help the Dragons advance to the Eastern Class A final last fall.
Rhiannan Jackson, Waynflete senior, back: One of the top defenders in the Western Maine Conference, Jackson will help keep the Flyers in contention in Western Class C.
Amelia Jule, Marshwood, senior, midfield: Able to handle the ball with either foot, Jule has a knack for sending pinpoint passes into the middle from either wing.
Taylor Littlefield, Sanford, senior, midfield: A highly skilled player, Littlefield, who missed half of last season because of injury, has scored 18 goals with 17 assists in her career.
Abby Maker, Cheverus, junior, forward: A threat to score whenever she gets her foot on the ball, Maker, who scored 10 goals last season, should help keep the Stags in contention in Western Class A.
Sarah Martens, Scarborough, senior, forward: A four-year varsity player, Martens has the ability to possess the ball and make the players around her better.
Molly Miller, McAuley, senior, goalie: A four-year starter, Miller was named the top goalkeeper in the SMAA last season.
Maria Philbrick, Scarborough, senior, back: An excellent one-on-one defender, Philbrick also has the skill and poise to move the ball up the center of the field.
Maddie Riker, Cape Elizabeth, senior, midfield: A four-year varsity player, Riker is very talented on the ball and has the ability to adjust her game when the situation calls for it.
Emily Richard, Thornton Academy, senior, goalkeeper: After posting nine shutouts last fall, Richard returns to keep the Trojans in the running for the top in Western Class A.
Kayla Swasey, York, senior, midfield: Physically gifted, Swasey sees the entire field, distributes the ball extremely well and is capable of repossessing it when she loses it.
Jordan Symonds, Windham, senior, stopper: A tough one-on-one defender, Symonds leads the Eagles' defense with her hustle and ability to communicate.
Emma-Jane Turton, Poland, senior, forward: A solid performer, Turton has scored eight goals each of the past two seasons to earn a spot on the Western Maine Conference all-star team.
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Megan Decker of Yarmouth has the ability to play in midfield as well as direct the Clippers’ offense from the back.
Carl D. Walsh/2011 Press Herald file