EDP Soccer has announced the Best XI Girls from last weekend’s EDP Cup Spring Showcase 2021 event. The selections were made based on the performance of the players during the tournament. Congratulations to all players who were selected. The Best XI from the EDP Cup Spring Showcase 2021 are:
SJEB RUSH 03G NL EDP - ALEXIS CASTORINA #00
Alexis scored two big time goals to help lead her team over the weekend. She was a force on both sides of the ball. Her play helped the team go 4-0-0 for the weekend and win the top bracket.
JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION - AILEEN CAHILL #9
Aileen Cahill led the team with outstanding play in various attacking positions throughout the weekend. Aileen recorded seven of the team’s ten goals, assisting on two others, and was a catalyst for the team’s success.
MILLVILLE PRIDE - OLIVIA GIORDANO #19
Olivia was the driving force behind a successful tournament run for the Pride. She tallied three goals and an assist over a three game span, but more importantly was critical in applying a high press that created many opportunities for her teammates.
YMS FORCE NL EDP - SAMANTHA STRAUSBAUGH #36
Strausbaugh is a smart defender with tremendous pace and strength. Being a leader on the team, her decision-making, strength on the ball and ability to organize the team led them to an undefeated weekend with wins in all three games. She also added a goal on a penalty kick.
KEYSTONE FC PREMIER 04G - HAILEY DOBB #16
Hailey was a key both defensively in shutting down opposition counter attacks but also made countless runs forward to provide her team attacking options from the back. She provided both width and crosses in every game over the weekend and made box to box runs the entire weekend. She also contributed to the attack with scoring chances of her own over the course of the weekend.
NJ PREMIER FC 2004 GIRLS - AVA PRISCO #4
Ava was our leading offensive player over the weekend, with the help of her teammates she created a lot of goal-scoring opportunities. She scored a total of seven goals over the weekend and four in one game.
NEW YORK RUSH SELECT G04 - MADELINE WELD #2
Weld played a big role both in contributing to defending and building to score, joining the attack consistently and supporting the team in possession when needed. Solid performance throughout the weekend.
WALL ELITE STRIKERS - LILY CARHART #3
Carhart was a standout for the team all weekend leading them to a 3-0-0 record. Out of the center back position, her distribution was excellent, helping the team build out of the back in their possession-based system.
PATRIOTS FC GIRLS 05 - MICAELA ROSS #13
Micaela dominated the midfield in all three games this weekend, her work rate and determination to win the ball back resulted in numerous opportunities for her team to counter and create chances. On the ball, her passing was excellent, rarely giving the ball away.
STA MT OLIVE 2005G - MADISON LAMB #11
Madison was the driving force of the team. Her individual and team play was excellent. She scored four of the six goals the team tallied this weekend. She also assisted on one of the other goals. Her skill and dynamic play was exciting to watch.
NEW JERSEY RUSH 06G GREY NL EDP - KIKI BARBER #24
Barber was an essential part of the team's play in the final third and finished the weekend with 11 goals. She is a creative forward who was a threat every time that she got on the ball, despite drawing multiple defenders. She used her vision across the field to shoot and distribute the ball to create plays in the attacking third. Barber's hard work and determination are key to the team's success.