Each Friday following the Monday release of an IMG Academy 150 update, we highlight eleven of the regionally ranked players from around the country for that class.
You can check their rankings as well as all the other regionally ranked players here as the regional rankings are released over the next couple of weeks.
GK Peyton Bauman, Solar – Earned a clean sheet in every match of last summer’s ECNL playoffs, garnering a spot on the best xi list for the event. For the 2015-16 season her trend continues, with only two goals against in seven matches. Both goals were allowed in winning efforts for the Solar Chelsea U16s that top the Texas Conference. Bauman is verbally committed to Missouri.
D Victoria Arvizu, West Coast FC – A member of one of the stingiest defenses in the ECNL, Arvizu was a part of the Mexico U15 National Team, and participated in a camp with Mexico’s U17s in January of 2014. She is verbally committed to New Mexico.
D Kelsey Hill, San Juan SC – A defender for San Juan’s U16s, a team that is currently undefeated in conference play with only three goals against in the ECNL California Division.
MF/F Emma Lee, McLean Youth Soccer – Lee, along with twin sister Shannon (ranked #148 in the IMG Academy 150), is a discovery player in her first year in the ECNL with McLean.
M Erica Bardes, Albertson SC – A left sided midfielder with good composure, Bardes is a TDS combine alumna from 2014 where she earned a best xi nod from our staff.
M Jessika Cowart, PSV Union – The center midfielder/outside defender was a member of the ODP Region IV team, has attended ODP National Camp and id2, in addition to receiving recommendations from coaches in her area.
M Kathryn Tuemmler, Lamorinda United – Tuemmler is a center midfielder on one of the top non-ECNL teams in the country. Lamorinda was a finalist at the 2015 Blues Cup in September, beating three ECNL teams (MVLA, Sereno, and Surf) on their way to the final.
F Olivia Jones, Sc Del Sol – Jones has four assists for the Del Sol U17s this season, and has given her verbal commitment to Arizona State. She participated in youth national team camps at the U15 and U17 level in 2014.
F Rheagen Smith, Dallas Texans – Smith has three goals so far this season for the Texans U17s, and is currently with the U18 Women’s National Team in California.