Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: July 20, 2016
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Bella Dorosy, St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Jr.
Dorosy was named the Sun-Sentinel Broward County Class 5A-4A Player of the Year after scoring 37 goals and assisting on 23 others. The Florida State
commit helped St. Thomas Aquinas to a 22-1-1 season and astate semifinal appearance. The Raiders went undefeated at the Tri-Valley Classic in California and were in the running for the SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 ranking until a playoff loss to eventual No. 1 Viera. Dorosy has 84 84 goals and 47 assists in three years of high school play.
Griffin added quite a punch to the Southlake Carroll offense after transfering into the school for this past season. The Texas A&M
commit scored 49 goals for a Dragons team that was in the hunt for the SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 ranking until a postseason defeat. Griffin added 11 assists. Her goal total, coming against one of the state's most demanding schedules, shattered the prevous school record by 14 tallies. She was named the Dallas Morning News Offensive Player of the Year.
When teammate Jordan Harr
went down to a season-ending injury the first weekend of the season, fellow U.S. Youth National Team performer Hintzen stepped up her game. The senior scored 22 goals to end with a school recod 107. The Texas
signee was the District 11-6A MVP and a Dallas Morning New first-team selection. Hintzen is a member of he U.S. Under-19 National Team.
Turnbow has now earned All-America honors in two states and two seasons. She was the state's player of the year after her freshman and sophomore seasons at fall-playing West Valley (Wash.). After relocating to Arizona, the Santa Clara
commit turned in a 33-goal seson to earn AZCentral Big School Player of the Year honors. Like most of the first-teamers on the TeamSnap All-America team, Turnbow has been part of the U.S. Youth National team player pool.
Berg, who made national news when she verbally committed to Texas
while in eighth grade, made more headlines with her high school debut in 2016. In her first season of high school play, Berg scored a Dallas-area best 60 goals in 15 matches for Celina -- a first-year program. She also added 13 assists. Berg was recently called up for the U.S. Under-18 National Team camp.
Nathalia Da Silva, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), Sr.
A native of Brazil, Da Silva showcased her talents at the National Elite Prep Showcase in Texas, where she was the runner-up to U.S. Youth National Team member Jordyn Harr for MVP on the event. Da Silva scored 37 goals in 17 matches. Da Silva is a major college prospect, but will attend a junior college next school year to gain NCAA eligibility. In the past two years, Da Silva has led Montverde Academy to a 33-2-2 showing.
Erlbeck as a CIF-San Diego Section first-team selection. The Duke signee scored 14 goals and served up a team-best 18 assists. Cathedral Catholic, which plays one of the most grueling schedules in California, went 24-3-4.
Jones was the Dallas Morning News Player of the Year after a record-setting season. The Texas Tech
signee recorded 41 assists, which ties the state record and ranked in the Top 10 all time in high school soccer. Jones, who also scored 29 goals, helped Highland Park to a state runner-up finish for the second straight year.
A defender by trade, Mshana made an easy transition to the offensive side, scoring 32 goals and adding 14 assists for the TAPPS state runner-up. The Texas
signee was a Dallas Morning News first-team selection.
McCullough anchored a defense that recorded 12 shutouts as the team qualified for postseason play for the first time since 2010. McCullough has signed with UCLA. McCullough has U.S. Youth National Team experience and was recently called into the U.S. Under-18 National Team camp.
Trissel was named the CIF-San Diego Section Player of the Year after helping Torrey Pines to a 17-2-5 season. The Georgetown signee had two goals and four assists while playing sweeper. Like fellow first-team defender Kaiya McCullough
, Trissel has U.S. Youth National Team experience.
The TopDrawerSoccer All-America second-team pick last season moves to first team this year. Collins was named the Contra Costa Times East Bay Player of the Year. The Southern Cal signee had a 0.50 goals against average while leading Carondelet to an 18-1-6 record. The team's lone loss came in the North Coast Section final, a result that prevented Carondelet from finishing No. 1 in the SIMA FAB 50. Instead, the team ended No. 5.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Courtney Baines Lundy, Viera (Melbourne, Fla.)
Baines Lundy was the Florida Today Coach of the Year after guiding Viera to a second straight state title and a SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 finish. Viera's season ended in February and the team was ranked No. 6 at the time. But one by one, the other contenders all fell, leaving Viera to inherit the top ranking by season's end.