Every month Soccerwire.com sources their "Players that Impressed" blog to name the top soccer players in the country. These are their U13 and U14 selections for November.
Emma Romano – Forward for East Meadow SC NPL U-13 Girls
A talented East Meadow Olympique Marseille team completed an undefeated fall campaign in Pre-ECNL play. Forward Emma Romano contributed numerous goals and assists over the season, contributing to the success of the group. Emma’s speed and skill forced opposing back lines to double team her on the wing, opening up the entire offense. Emma often located her teammates with precision crosses deep in the opposing teams’ final third. Emma has also contributed as an outside defender on multiple occasions.
Hailey Stork – Goalkeeper for East Meadow Olympique Marseille U-13 Girls
Hailey proved to be a steadying presence in goal while helping East Meadow Olympique Marseille post an undefeated fall season record (10-0-2) in Pre-ECNL action. Hailey’s clutch play between the posts proved to be the difference in several matches that could have gone either way.
McKenna Gahagan – Midfielder for Stafford Revolution 04 Blue U-13 Girls
McKenna dominated the week, showing off her strong footskills and a few new tricks, including a bicycle attempt. Controlling the midfield well, McKenna distributed passes and deterred the opposition’s attack while racking up two goals and an assist. Her shots on goal came from a blast outside the box, a close range chip shot and another strike inside the box.
Alexa Giroux – Forward for Magpies SC Pink U-14 Girls
Alexa scored 18 out of 27 goals scored for team in EDP League play on the season, using a combination of top end speed and a wide variety of shots from various spots on the field. In addition to scoring two thirds of her team’s goals, she assisted on several others.
Joseph Core – Forward for Arlington Soccer USSDA U-14 Boys
Joseph set the tone for Arlington in a 3-0 Development Academy win over Richmond United, netting two goals in the opening 13 minutes of the match.
Nico Flores – Forward for San Jose Earthquakes Academy U-14 Boys
Nico recorded a hat trick on November 19 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play against Marin FC Alliance, setting the tone with a goal in the first minute of the match before adding two more in the second half.
Morgan Medunick – Defender for Magpies SC Pink U-14 Girls
Morgan and the Magpies back line conceded only two goals over the course of eight EDP League games. The team captain was a consistently dominant force in the back, winning every ball aerially along with strong tackling.
Carter Scheel – Midfielder for Midwest United FC Kalamazoo U-14 Boys
Playing every minute of every game at forward, center mid and outside mid, Carter scored four goals and had one assist over the weekend. Carter scored the equalizing goal against Millenium in the final 30 seconds, as Midwest United earned two wins and a draw over the three matches allowing them to finish tied for third place in the Midwest Regional League.
Nicholas Kapanadze – Forward for New York City FC USSDA U-14 Boys
Following a scoreless first half, Nicholas scored two of New York City FC’s three goals during a second half flurry of a Development Academy match against in-state opponent World Class FC.
Anthony Alvites – Midfielder for Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen USSDA U-14 Boys
Anthony scored a goal in each half during a thrilling 4-3 Development Academy victory over the New England Revolution, including the game-winner in the final minute.
Ray Serrano Lopez – Forward for Seattle Sounders Academy U-14 Boys
Ray recorded a first half hat trick in a 5-2 win over San Jose Earthquakes Academy in USSDA action on November 6, scoring three goals by the 35th minute to help his team build a big early lead.
Diego Lopez – Midfielder for FC Golden State USSDA U-14 Boys
Playing in an FC Golden State offense which racked up 20 goals in five matches during November, Diego stole the show in a win over Ballistic United SC on November 5 with a four-goal performance. He completed a hat trick less than 25 minutes into the first half, and added a fourth in the second half as Golden State emerged with a 5-3 win in a high-flying match.
Andrew Vazquez – Midfielder for FC Golden State USSDA U-14 Boys
Andrew played a starring role in the dominant FC Golden State offense in a win over Nomads SC on November 19, scoring three goals within the first 51 minutes of the game.
Alessandro Sipaque – Midfielder for Elite SC Plainfield Warriors U-13 Boys
In the past four EDP League games, Alessandro has scored a total of 10 goals, bringing his remarkable tally for the season to 29. He has also added four assists.
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