Girls High School A-A Game Star Performers

Girls High School A-A Game Star Performers
by Victor Olorunfemi
December 11, 2023
Players featured in this article:
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F | Tennessee SC
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Ag Gibson |  2024
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D | FC Stars of Mass
F | Tennessee SC
Ashley Roni |  2024
F | Crossfire Premier SC
F | FC Alliance (TN)
F | Indy Eleven
F | World Class FC

The East team dominated the score line en route to a 3-1 victory, but both rosters had plenty of outlying performers. Here are 15 girls that stood out among their All-American peers. 

Sophia Bradley – Showcasing good speed through her minutes, Bradley also shined with her footwork in tight spaces. That makes for a deadly combination that could translate to an impressive collegiate career at Virginia.  

Maya Cheeseboro – Cheesboro earned a clean sheet in her 45 minutes of action thanks to several impressive saves in 1-on-1 and long-range situations. The Boston College commit set the tempo in the first half, allowing the East team to secure victory. 

Katie Shea Collins – The rare player who seems to be just as fast with the ball as running without it, Collins was exceptional in transition. That quality will translate well for South Carolina in the SEC.  

Cassidy Corcione – With a real knack for being at the right place at the right time in a thoroughly impressive performance, Corcione capped it off with a goal-line clearance. The Michigan State commit played in a manner that suggests she could earn collegiate playing time from day one. 

Avery Galante – Another who showed well defensively was Galante, as she stopped multiple counters due to her positioning and tackling. Her contributions limited the looks the West team got to mount a comeback. 

Ag Gibson – In a complete midfield showing, Gibson was repeatedly well aligned to make tackles and stop build-up attempts by the East team. That skill to cover the back line is a trait many coaches dream of, as Gibson will play at Louisville in the fall. 

Wrianna Hudson – Tall, athletic, with clean technique, Hudson was the star of the day. Her two goals reflected her strengths as the first came from a relentless press, and the second came from a composed fake and finish into the bottom corner. The impressive display suggested that whoever had the Florida State commit would win the game.

Serayah Leech – Leech may have conceded a late goal, but she was outstanding in the 45 minutes she played. The West team peltered her goal in search of an avenue back into the game, but time and time again, the Indiana (Pa.) commit answered the call. 

Caitlin Mara – One trait that stood out is that Mara is not afraid of a tackle, a crunching one at that. The North Carolina commit stopped multiple attacks with her well-timed defensive interventions, remarkable for a game where she came up against some of the best attackers in the country. 

Maddie Padelski – All-action in the midfield, the East team MVP was a constant driving force to make something happen on and off the ball. Any time she received the ball, Padelski’s first look was forward and how to create a goal-scoring opportunity. It was a thoroughly impressive performance for a player who should be a Junior but reclassified to join Alabama in the fall. 

Ashley Roni – Roni showed several important traits for a top player in her desire and commitment to impact a game, the vision to make chances in the final third, and the passing to execute. On another day, the Alabama commit would have registered an assist. 

Savanah Sanchez – Sanchez was an impressive forward to watch as her speed was well complemented by her ability to time a run. The West team may have lost, but Sanchez remained dangerous in her minutes.  

Alivia Stott – With a rocket of a left foot, Stott made a case for having one of the best shooting techniques in her class. The East goalkeepers may have stopped her shots, but Stott will likely score a few viral long-range goals through her upcoming career at Tennessee

Josie Studley – With under a minute left, Studley scored one of the best goals of the game with a well-struck effort from 30 yards out into the bottom corner. It was too little too late for the West team, but Studley showcased why she will be playing at the University of Dayton in the fall. 

Isabella Winn – A brilliant long-range strike over the goalkeeper capped off an impressive performance for Winn. And true to her last name, the UCLA commit was vital in assuring the East secured a well-deserved victory.

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