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. All were recommended for their respective regional lists by our network of scouts and coaches.
You can check their rankings as well as all the other regionally ranked players here.
GK Nicole Kwoczka, New Jersey Stallions – Kwoczka played the entire USYS National League season for the Stallions’ Dynamite U18 team, conceding just six goals and stopping a penalty while competing against high school seniors. The Dynamite ended up finishing the NL season in second place in the Red Division and qualified for the USYS National Championships.
D Gracyn Kuerner, Crossfire Premier – A past member of the ODP Region IV pool, the left back (who can also play on the right side) has speed to burn which earned her a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer Best XI list from the ECNL Texas Showcase in February.
D Madison Curry, Slammers – Curry, a member of the U.S. U15 Girls National Team pool, is a defender on the Slammers U15 ECNL team that has just one loss and only four goals against in Southwest Conference play. A member of the 2001 ODP Region IV team, she played with the 2000 team at the 2016 ODP National Championships, helping them to an ODP National Championship.
D Peyton Graves, Texas Rush – Graves is in her fourth year of ECNL/Jr. ECNL play with Rush as a center back, and has served on numerous Rush select teams.
D/M Eryka McIntyre, Dallas Sting – McIntyre received a mention by TopDrawerSoccer for her play at the ECNL Sanford Showcase in December. She has a goal and an assist for Sting’s U15 ECNL team the leads the Texas Conference with a 10-1 record.
M Mariah Morgan, Utah Avalanche – Morgan made the move to Avalanche from Montana for the 2015-16 ECNL season where she has played all nine matches for the Avalanche U15s and is garnering interest from a number of top college programs.
M Alexandria Duca, Birmingham United SA – One of the top players on the BUSA U15 ECNL team, Duca is a three year veteran of Alabama ODP and a Region III holdover camp honorable mention.
M Rachel Schleicher, Charlotte SA – Schleicher was a member of the 2015 US Youth Futsal U14 Team that competed in Costa Rica, was a two-time invitee to US Club Soccer id2 events, and is a starting midfielder for CSA’s U15 ECNL team.
F Lauryn Oliver, Concorde Fire – Oliver is a prolific scorer on the most prolific team in the ECNL U15 age group. James Harris’ squad is loaded with scorers, including youth national teamers Croix Bethune and Nicole Payne, but Oliver certainly holds her own as one of the best forwards in the country. With 16 goals and 10 assists, she has been a part of more than a third of her teams 71 goal total. She is verbally committed to Texas.