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HS: TeamSnap Girls All-America update

Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: December 21, 2016

More than 500 fall- and winter-playing high school girls players will make the cut for the Fall TeamSnap All-America Watch List and Winter TeamSnap All-America Watch List

Players, through coaches recommendations and TopDrawerSoccer staff observations, will be added each week to the list as performances warrant. The only players that will be removed from the list will be athletes who are no longer playing high school soccer or sustain a season-ending injury that will take them out of all-state consideration.

Here are recent performances and updates from players on the TeamSnap All-America Watch Lists:

GIRLS

* Hope Breslin, Massapequa (N.Y.), Sr., F: Breslin was named the Newsday Long Island Player of the Year for the second straight year, and selected as the NYSSCOGS/NYSSWA Class AA Player of the Year. The Illinois commit had a 35-goal, 13-assist season, leading Massapequa to a state runner-up finish. The season-ending loss prevented Massapequa from a first ever Class AA four-peat in New York soccer history. Breslin leaves Massapequa, one of the storied East Coast programs, as the school’s all-time leading goal scorer with 82, besting the mark formerly held by Rosie DiMartino.

* Elayna Grillakis, Central Catholic (Lawrence, Mass.), Jr., MF: The Providence commit was named the Boston Globe Division 1 Player of the Year after leading Central Catholic to a 23-0 season and a SIMA FAB 50 No. 5 final ranking. The Merrimack Valley Conference Player of the Year finished with 32 goals and 23 assists.

* Emily Madril, Navarre (Fla.), Sr., F: With Florida playing a winter season that starts the last week of October and runs into February, players who plan to graduate early are put in a difficult position: Play high school knowing they will play about 16 games but miss the playoffs or sit out completely. Madril, who is heading to Florida State early, chose to play, and capped her career in style. She scored twice and assisted on one goal as Navarre defeated Ocean Springs (Miss.) 3-1. Her final goal gave her 105 for her career, and Navarre improved to 18-1-1 on the season. Madril was pulled from the match with 5:33 remaining, fitting getting replaced by her younger sister, Lizzy Madril.

* Emily Roberts, Archbishop Spalding (Severn, Md.), Sr., D: Defenders seldom garner top accolades, but that wasn’t the case for Roberts. The Old Dominion commit and four-year starting sweeper picked up Player of the Year honors from the local Capital-Gazette, Baltimore Sun All-Met and was a first-team Washington Post All-Met selection after leading Spalding to an IAAM A Conference title. Spalding finished as the No. 1-ranked team in both the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post. Spalding allowed 11 goals during its 12-2-3 season, only five of them came with Roberts on the field.

* Delanie Sheehan, Liberty (Brentwood, Calif.), Sr., MF: The UCLA commit made her first goal of the season count in a big way, netting the only score in Liberty’s 1-0 win over Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.). The win allows Liberty to vault from No. 38 into the Top 10 in this week’s SIMA FAB 50, with the victory over a former Top 10 program.

 NOTE: The fall All-America watch list includes only players from high school teams that compete during the fall season. The Winter All-America watch list was released in November and includes players from the seven winter-playing states, and the Spring All-America watch list will follow in February.
 
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