First Mid Atlantic Team of The Month

First Mid Atlantic Team of The Month
June 14, 2011

Today marks the first installment of our Players To Watch Club Team of the Month for the Mid-Atlantic Region (Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware and West Virginia).

Remember, this feature is to honor top performers in their region across the span of age groups. There will be a boys’ list and a girls’ list, and a new region will be covered every weekday, Tuesday through Friday of each month. You can submit nominations at teamofthemonth@topdrawersoccer.com

Following is the Boys list (in no particular order). Scroll down for the Girls honorees.

Trey Cooper, Defender, Silver Spring, MD, Pachuca Green Dragons U16: Trey led an excellent defensive effort as his club recorded a shutout in winning the U16 Boys State Cup title over Baltimore Bays.

Jake Rozhansky, Midfielder, Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Rangers U15: Jake is a clutch scorer who struck for the winning goal in Olney’s title game win for the U14 Boys Maryland State Cup.

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Daniel Levetown, Forward, Mclean, Virginia, Mclean Premier Soccer U14: Daniel led the team in scoring as the MPS U14 Boys team won the Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup.

Todd Wharton, Midfielder, Richmond, Virginia, Richmond Strikers U16 Academy: Todd scored 6 goals and recorded 3 assists as his Deep Run High School team advanced to the final of the Virginia High School AAA State Tournament.

Eric Bird, Forward, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Beach FC U18: Eric continued his prolific scoring pace in leading his Cox HS team to the state semifinals. In one game he scored twice and recorded seven assists.

Mike Eppler, Central Midfielder, North Potomac, Maryland, Pachuca Green Dragons U16: Mike was impressive recently in the Potomac Memorial Day Tournament’s top flight, putting on a good display of attacking soccer and helping create goals and opportunities from his midfield position for the club.

Jeremy Ebobisse, Forward, Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Rangers U15: Jeremy was the leading scorer this season in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League. He also scored a winning goal for his team in the semifinal of the Potomac Memorial Day Tournament.

Edmund Pendleton, Defender, McLean, Virginia, McLean Premier Soccer U14: Edmund helped his team surrender just two goals throughout a championship run in the Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup.

Sam Summerlin, Central Midfielder, Bethesda, Maryland, Pachuca Green Dragons U16: Sam was a versatile attacking player who had a hand in a lot of the team’s goals this year via his excellent passing ability.

Gedion Zelalem, Forward, Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Rangers U15: His goal got Rangers off to the right start in the Marylnd State Cup Final. The U14 BNT player is a nice blend  of speed, quickness and creativity on the ball.

Cole Stinger, Goalkeeper, McLean, Virginia, McLean Premier Soccer U14: His consistency in goal has helped the team build a successful league record as well as winning the VYSA State Cup.

Mid-Atlantic Girls Team of the Month for June

Whitney Church, Midfielder, Ashburn, Virginia, Loudoun SC U17: Church has been wowing Northern Virginia soccer and beyond for years now with her ability to put a ball wherever she pleases, whether shooting or passing. She was a key figure in her Broad Run High School’s FOUR-peat as champions of the Virginia High School AA State Tournament.

Caroline Gray, Defender, McLean, Virginia, McLean Premier Soccer U17: Gray, a verbal commitment to South Carolina, was an important part of a McLean High School Team that won the Virginia AAA State Tournament, including an influential stint at forward in the title game.

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Nicole Hudson, Midfielder, Baltimore Maryland, Baltimore Bays U16: Hudson is a versatile and unselfish attacking player who stood out during her team’s State Cup run with a number of effective passes leading to goals and opportunities.

Madison August, Midfielder, Virginia, Vienna Youth Soccer U13: Madison excelled in a recent WAGS Division 5 match with her sharp passing.

Katie Yensen, Midfielder, McLean Virginia, McLean Premier Soccer U17: The Virginia Tech recruit played a key role in her McLean High School team’s Virginia AAA State Tournament run, one that saw the squad emerge as champions.

Alexandra Sorrell, Forward, Virginia, Vienna Youth Soccer U13: Alexandra scored to help her team tie for first place in the WAGS league.

Ashley Spivey, Midfielder, Maryland, Baltimore Bays U17: Ashley, a youth national team veteran, scored in nearly every game during her club team’s recent run in the Maryland State Cup.

Erin Brady, Defender, Virginia, Ashburn SC U17: Erin scored the winner in her Broad Run High School’s 2-0 win in the Virginia AA State Championship match.

Violet Miller, Winger, Virginia, Braddock Road U18: Violet, a Richmond Spiders' recruit, scored as her George Mason High School team won its 3rd consecutive Virginia High School Class A State Tournament

Riley Barger, Midfielder, Maryland, Baltimore Bays U17: Barger is a workhorse who makes a habit of beating multiple players in the middle and feeding her team’s forwards with killer passes.

Melissa Downey, Forward, McLean, Virginia, McLean Premier Soccer U18: Downey scored two goals in the final as her McLean High School team won the Virginia AAA State Tournament.

 

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