The Press Player of the Year: Liz Cruz

Ocean City, Sr, Forward

A four-year starter and three-time Press first-team All-Star who constantly outran defenders to lead the 19-1 Red Raiders' attack. Scored 25 goals, including five in three playoff games.

Forwards

Jenn Eisenberg

Mainland Reg. Sr.

Team leader for the 10-8 Mustangs who led the Cape-Atlantic League in scoring with 35 goals. A repeat first-team All-Star who dominated with her quickness.

Shannon Lawson

Ocean City, Sr.

Topped the Red Raiders with 30 goals and 20 assists (second on the school's single-season list). Scored two goals in a 5-0 South Jersey Group III semifinal win over Delsea.

Casey Sturts

Buena Reg., Jr.

Scored 21 goals and had eight assists to lead the 12-8 Chiefs. Had three hat tricks and a pair of two-goal games. Stole the ball and scored the winning goal in a 2-1 OT win over Holy Spirit.

Katie Champion

Egg Harbor Twp., Sr.

A three-time first-team All-Star who led the 15-3-1 Eagles to their seventh straight CAL American Division I title. Scored 26 goals this year for a school-record 64 in her career. Fractured her right arm on Oct. 14 but played the rest of the season with a cast.

Goalie

Rebecca Holden

Lower Cape May, Sr.

The Press first-team goalie for the second straight year. Had 23 saves as the Caper Tigers (8-7-1) upset St. Joseph 3-2, and stopped 29 shots in a 2-2 tie with EHT.

Midfielders

Emily DeMarco

St. Joseph, So.

Returning Press first-teamer led the 16-2 Wildcats with 26 goals. Had one four-goal game and three other hat tricks, including all three in a 3-1 win over Holy Spirit.

Averi Olive

Hammonton, Sr.

Defensive and playmaking midfielder who helped the 12-8-1 Blue Devils average 2.0 goals allowed per game.

Mackenzie Meyer

Egg Harbor Twp., So.

Strong defensive player and two-year starter who excelled in stick work and intercepting the ball for the Eagles. Helped Egg Harbor Township to eight shutout wins.

Mia Tomkins

Ocean City, Sr.

Dominated the midfield for the Red Raiders and had seven goals and 12 assists. Played a key role in Red Raiders' successful season. Was a second-team All-Star as a junior.

Defenders

Ashley Badders

Middle Township, Jr.

Quick, athletic defender who helped the 9-7 Panthers to seven shutouts and an average of 1.5 goals allowed. Also made four defensive saves, scored one goal and had two assists.

Defenders

Elyse Broderick

Southern Reg., Jr.

Team leader and defensive star was the only returning starter other than goalies for the 11-6-2 Rams. Southern allowed 15 goals during the season and never gave up more than two in a game.

Kerry Lamanteer

Millville, Sr.

Talented sweeper who had five goal-line saves for the 14-6-1 Thunderbolts. Had a powerful drive that was a key to Millville's transition game.

Gina Smith

St. Joseph, Jr.

Outstanding two-way player and second-time member of The Press first team. Scored 20 goals, and helped St. Joseph defensively to eight shutouts.

Ali Stever

Ocean City, Sr.

Two-time Press first-teamer was an outstanding two-way defender who helped Ocean City to 12 shutout wins but also had 22 goals and 12 assists. Scored four goals in win over EHT on opening day.

Amanda Webberson

Holy Spirit, Sr.

Defensive leader for 10-7 Holy Spirit, which started the year with five straight shutouts and had nine overall. Webberson had three defensive saves for a team that gave up 18 goals.

The Press

All-Stars

Second Team

Forwards

Tiffany Phillips

Holy Spirit, Sr.

Corrine Etter

Millville, So.

MaryBeth Keeler

Lower Cape May Regional, Sr.

Marissa Moreno

St. Joseph, Jr.

Elisha Hartman

Pinelands Regional, So.

Courtney Aquino

Hammonton, Jr.

Midfielders

April Stein

Ocean City, Midfielder

Casey DeRella

Millville, Jr.

Arielle Galgano

Southern Regional, Jr.

Devon Springsteadah

Millville, Sr.

Defenders

Jenna Fleck

Lacey Township, Sr.

Casey Hanna

Ocean City

Pauline Rusciano

Mainland Regional, Sr.

Eleni Siganos

Atlantic City, Sr.

Goalies

Becky Boffo

St. Joseph, Jr.

Roisin Dougherty

Ocean City, Sr.

Kate Kelly

Middle Township, Sr.

 

Honorable Mention

Absegami

Kelsey Chatten

Atlantic City

Alyssa McKenna

Barnegat

Tomethel Jallah

Buena Regional

Carly Linus

Rachel Heath

Molly Nichols

Egg Harbor Township

Devin James

Brianna Cray

Hammonton

Paige Mortellite

Camille Maimone

Holy Spirit

Alix Hesley

Emily Totoro

Lacey Township

Ali Smialowicz

Lower Cape May Regional

Jillian Vandermark

Mainland Regional

Erin O'Connell

Amanda Ryan

Middle Township

Sadie Robertson

Maddy Anagnou

Millville

Angela Jackson

Oakcrest

Emily Aldridge

Ocean City

Jacquie Fenton

Courtney Allen

Saint Joseph

Molly Mullee

Ryan Quicksill

Southern Regional

Sam Burns

Jessica Colella

Brianna Angellella

Vineland

Sasha Ostapenko