Girls HS A-A Game has a complete DI feel

Girls HS A-A Game has a complete DI feel
by Sheldon Shealer
October 24, 2014

The second annual Girls High School All-American Game is taking on an Ohio-Indiana-Washington vs. New Jersey feel this year, as the rosters for the event were released Friday morning.

Ohio, Indiana and Washington account for 14 of the 20 players on the West squad, while nine players from New Jersey highlight the East roster. An additional Ohio player was named to the East squad since she plays for a coach who will be guiding the East team this year.

This is the second year for the East vs. West contest, which pits top seniors from fall-playing high school soccer states. The All-American games, boys and girls, will be played Dec. 13, in Raleigh, N.C., the same weekend as the NCAA Men’s College Cup. The East won last year's inaugural event in Cary, N.C.

Overall, all 20 players on the West squad have committed to NCAA Division I programs, while 19 of 20 have done the same for the East team -- although two for basketball.

The East squad is highlighted by Taylor Racioppi, the Class of 2015 No. 2 recruit in the Girls IMG Academy 150. Racioppi, who is committed to Duke, returned to high schol play as a senior and is nearing a 20-goal season as her team recently passed the halfway point of the season. 

Other IMG Academy 150 players named to the game are No. 48 Jessica Udovich of Puyallup (Puyallup, Wash.), No. 58 Hailey Skolmoski of Riverton (Riverton, Utah), No. 65 Hana Kerner of Northern Highlands (Allendale, N.J.), No. 67 Cassidy Blacha of Avon (Avon, Ind.), No. 111 Jennifer Haskel of Ridge (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and No. 125 Annika Schmidt of Zionsville (Zionsville, Ind.). Haskel is injured and will not play in the match.

Frank Dixon of Carmel (Carmel, Ind.), Debra LaPrath of Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Pat McDonald of Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Lee Mitchell of [Alta ut-w] (Sandy, Utah) will coach the West team. Tara Madigan of Northern Highlands (Allendale, N.J.), Shannon McEntee of South Side (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Dino McIntyre of Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) and Dave Prutting of St. Anthony's (Melville, N.Y.) will coach the East squad.

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2014 West All-American Team

POS Name High School City, State College
GK Kiera Towell [Edmonds-Woodway wa-w] Edmonds, Wash. Penn(w)
GK Kelsey Dossey Avon Avon, Ind. Missouri
D Brianne Parsons Maria Carrillo Santa Rosa, Calif. Oregon
D Annika Schmidt Zionsville Zionsville, Ind. Connecticut
D Ryan Kokoska Carmel Carmel, Ind. UC Santa Barbara
D Payton Atkins Turpin Cincinnati, Ohio Kentucky
D Brittnee Gilbert Center Grove Center Grove, Ind. Memphis
D Lyrik Fryer Issaquah Issaquah, Wash. Florida International
MF Cassidy Blacha Avon Avon, Ind. Indiana
MF Katie Murray Oak Hills Cincinnati, Ohio Illinois
MF Kyra Fawcett Woods Cross Woods Cross, Utah Oregon
MF Emily Heslin [Hill Murray School mn-w] Maplewood, Minn. Minnesota
MF Jessica Udovich Puyallup Puyallup, Wash. Washington
MF Kennedy Kieneker Redmond Redmond, Wash. Arizona
MF Rachael Bellefuil Zionsville Zionsville, Ind. Minnesota
F Averie Collins Bozeman Bozeman, Mont. Stanford
F Hailey Skolmoski Riverton Riverton, Utah Utah
F Elizabeth Griffith Puyallup Puyallup, Wash. Washington State
F Maddie Kincaid Portland Jesuit Portland, Ore. Gonzaga
F Lauren Nemeroff Dixie Heights Dixie Heights, Ky. Kentucky
F Caroline Dreher Holy Name Cleveland, Ohio Indiana


2014 East All-American Team

POS Name High School City, State College
GK Taylor Lupi Immaculate Heart Academy Washington, N.J. Undecided
D Alana Cook Pennington School Pennington, N.J. Stanford
D Shannon McGinnis Emmaus Emmaus, Pa. Saint Francis (PA)(w)
D Hannah Natanson Georgetown Day Washington, D.C. Harvard
D Madeline Pack Good Counsel Silver Springs, Md. Syracuse
D Kristy Cotter Morristown-Beard School Morristown, N.J. Columbia(w)
MF Niccola Venezia St. Anthony's Melville, N.Y. Miami (FL)
MF Paige Bergman Triton Regional Runnemede, N.J. Saint Joseph's
MF Kayla Hughes Hershey Hershey, Pa. Villanova
MF Paige Davis Immaculate Danbury, Conn. College of Charleston
MF Taylor Racioppi Ocean Township Oakhurst, N.J. Duke
MF Halle Stelbasky Walsh Jesuit Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Butler
F Hana Kerner Northern Highlands Allendale, N.J. Virginia
F Elizabeth Kinkler Lenape Medford, N.J. Wake Forest
F Charlotte Williams Brighton Rochester, N.Y. Penn State
F Jen Falconer Cumberland Valley Mechanicsburg, Pa. Radford (basketball)
F Paige Monaghan Roxbury Succasunna, N.J. Purdue
F Marta Sniezek National Cathedral School Washington, D.C. Stanford (Basketball)
F Caitlin Farrell Choate Rosemary Hall Wallingford, Conn. Georgetown(w)
MF/F Lauren Harkes Bishop O'Connell Arlington, Va. Clemson
Injured Jennifer Haskel Ridge Basking Ridge, N.J. Northwestern
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