This year’s National Elite Prep Showcase was thrown for a loop when two of the nation’s top girls soccer teams had to drop out of the prestigious event in connection with travel issues. Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) and current FAB 50 No. 3 Carondelet (Calif.) were unable to make the trek to Texas for this week’s event. Still, the field is loaded with top teams.
Here are some of Monday’s Day 1 top performers:
D, Boerne Champion (Texas), Jr. — Key part of a defense that held Plano West to a single goal.
GK Lilly Bracken, Bishop Lynch (So.) — The sophomore played only the second half and posted a clean 40 minutes that included five saves — three of them on 1v1s.
F, Ursuline Academy (Texas), Fr. — Talk about an impact freshman! Bryant netted Ursuline Academy’s first three goals and assisted on the fourth for the nationally ranked program.
D, Denton Guyer (Texas), So. — Controlled the back line, made several 1v1 plays to prevent shots on goal, slowed down their dynamic offense multiple times but stepping to win the ball and the 1v1.
M, Southlake Carroll (Texas), Fr. — Fuller made an impactful varsity debut, scoring a goal and serving up an assist.
F Brook Hatzman, Ursuline Academy (Texas), Jr. — Scored the fourth goal to put the game away, and she held ball very well.
DMF, Nolan Catholic (Texas), So. — Hohenberger runs the show as a holding midfielder and is always available as a link and a consistent ball winner.
M Madeleine Landstad, Denton Guyer (Texas), Sr. — Dominated the middle of the field in air, won several 50/50 balls.
OB Elena Rodriguez, Nolan Catholic (Texas), So. — Rodriguez is one of Nolan’s most technical players, and her ability to not only defend 1v1 but also gets into the attack as one of Nolan’s most dangerous attacking players.
D Bailey Romack, Bishop Lynch (Texas), So. — She won almost every ball and shut down some of the best forwards in the state.
M, Denton Guyer (Texas), Sr. — Scored Guyer’s goal and was a dominant player all over the field. She had several big plays in the middle to slow down the opponent’s attack and even more plays to set up Guyer’s.
D, Boerne Champion (Texas), Sr. — Key part of a defense that held Plano West to a single goal.
CD Bella Tankersley, Nolan Catholic (Texas), Sr. — Tankersley is a solid center back who locks down the back keeping everything in front of her, and is so poised with her range of passes to start the attack.
M Maddie Tiffany, Ursuline Academy (Texas), Jr. — Served up two assists in a strong team showing.
M, Marcus (Texas), Jr. — Torgesen had a goal and two assists to pace Marcus’ offense.
M, Southlake Carroll (Texas), So. — Kicked off the season with a goal and one assist in Carroll’s win over fellow FAB 50-ranked Hockaday.
F Reneta Vargas, Coppell (Texas), Sr. — The UT-Rio Grande Valley signee scored both of Coppell’s goals in a win over Bishop Lynch.
Day 1 Results
FAB 50 No. 4 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 3, FAB 50 No. 15 Hockaday School (Texas) 1. SLC: Amber Baker (JoJo Ma).( ), (Kenzie Tufts), Tufts (Fuller). HS:
FAB 50 No. 7 Marcus 4, FAB 50 No. 20 Round Rock (Texas) 1. M:(Maddie Reynolds), (Torgesen), , Bella Campos (Torgesen). RR: (Avery Quinn).
FAB 50 No. 8 Coppell (Texas) 2, Bishop Lynch (Texas) 0. C: Reneta Vargas (Monica Maralas), Vargas ().
FAB 50 No. 14 Ursuline Academy (Texas) 4, Byron Nelson (Texas) 2. UA:(Maddie Tiffany), Bryant ( ), Bryant ( ), Brook Hatzmann (Bryant). BN: Lucy Ochos (Grace Berry), Maleah Moya ( ).
FAB 50 No. 27 Grapevine 1, Denton Guyer (Texas) 1. G: Kasten Merrill, DG:.
FAB 50 No. 42 Nolan Catholic (Texas) 2, Katy Jordan (Texas) 0. NC: Sierra Padilla (Elena Rodriguez),(Savannah Meyers)
Plano West (Texas) 1, Boerne Champion (Texas) 1. PW: Hailey Adkins (Bubba Sion). BC: Mack Arendall (Mya Serda).
Keller (Texas) 0, St Agnes (Texas) 0.