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Top 50 girls soccer players on Long Island for 2015

Meet the top 50 girls soccer players on Long Island. (Players are listed in alphabetical order.)

Kayla Arestivo, St. Anthony's, M, Senior

Tough to defend with the ball at her
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Tough to defend with the ball at her foot, Kayla Arestivo had nine goals and five assists while guiding St. Anthony's to the CHSAA state title. She is bound for Lehigh University.

Barbara Badeer, Plainview JFK, M, Senior

Barbara Badeer is a distributor, playmaker and finisher
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Barbara Badeer is a distributor, playmaker and finisher who had five goals and three assists last season. She's headed to Binghamton University.

Amber Birchwell, Floyd, M, Junior

Amber Birchwell is a dynamic playmaker with great
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Amber Birchwell is a dynamic playmaker with great field vision and the ability to lose defenders and get to the goal. She had 12 goals and three assists as a sophomore.

Keri Anne Bradley, Sacred Heart, F/M, Senior

A one-on-one threat who is strong with both
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A one-on-one threat who is strong with both feet, Kerri Anne Bradley had nine goals and five assists last season.

Hope Breslin, Massapequa, F, Junior

Hope Breslin is a pure goal scorer who
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Hope Breslin is a pure goal scorer who had 10 goals and four assists for the defending Class AA state champions. She is committed to the University of Illinois.

Genevieve Carpenter, Kings Park, F, Senior

With a high work rate and skilled footwork,
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With a high work rate and skilled footwork, Genevieve Carpenter tallied seven goals and nine assists. She is bound for Binghamton.

Jillian Colucci, Port Jefferson, F, Junior

Jillian Colucci led Long Island in points with

Jillian Colucci led Long Island in points with 29 goals and 12 assists last season while guiding Port Jefferson to the state championship game.

Vanessa Costantino, West Islip, F, Senior

An explosive striker, Vanessa Costantino had 11 goals

An explosive striker, Vanessa Costantino had 11 goals and five assists for the county champions. She is bound for Syracuse for lacrosse.

Alicia D'Aoust, Smithtown West, F, Sophomore

With breakaway speed, Alicia D'Aoust scored 12 goals
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With breakaway speed, Alicia D'Aoust scored 12 goals and had five assists while leading the Bulls to the county finals. She verbally committed to Rutgers University.

Kerry Defliese, Garden City, D, Senior

Strong in the air and tough on the
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Strong in the air and tough on the ball with great leg strength, Kerry Defliese anchored the defense for the county runner-up Trojans. She is bound for Syracuse for lacrosse.

Ally Diez, South Side, M, Junior

Ally Diez is a skilled playmaker who had
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Ally Diez is a skilled playmaker who had eight assists for the Long Island champions. With her foot skills and speed, she helped guide the Cyclones to the state finals.

Sydney Donovan, Smithtown West, M/F, Senior

A threat on set pieces, Sydney Donovan had
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A threat on set pieces, Sydney Donovan had nine goals for the county runner-up. She is bound for the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Julia Duffy, Oceanside, F/M, Senior

With exceptional speed and a great touch, Julia
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With exceptional speed and a great touch, Julia Duffy had seven goals and three assists. She is bound for LIU Post.

Megan Fischer, Island Trees, D/M, Senior

Megan Fischer marks the opposing team's top offensive
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Megan Fischer marks the opposing team's top offensive threat and has a powerful shot when she pushes up. She is headed to New Haven University

Bianca Furci, Massapequa, D, Senior

Bianca Furci is a quality one-on-one defender who
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Bianca Furci is a quality one-on-one defender who was part of a state championship team that shut out its six postseason opponents. She is bound for Marist University.

Hannah Franco, Islip, F, Sophomore

Hannah Franco, with the ability to score in
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Hannah Franco, with the ability to score in a variety of ways, tallied six goals and six assists as a freshman last season.

Gianna Giroux, St. John the Baptist, Senior

Gianna Giroux is a crafty playmaker who is
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Gianna Giroux is a crafty playmaker who is strong with both feet and productive on set pieces. Bound for Winthrop University, she had five goals and eight assists.

Ciara Guglielmo, Ward Melville, M, Senior

A strong dribbler who finds the net or
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A strong dribbler who finds the net or creates for teammates, Duquesne-bound Ciara Guglielmo had 13 goals and seven assists last season.

Melanie Hingher, Massapequa, D, Senior

Dominant in the air, Melanie Hingher was the
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Dominant in the air, Melanie Hingher was the anchor of a defensive unit that didn't allow a goal in the postseason en route to a state title. She is bound for Fairfield University.

Taylor Iacono, Calhoun, F, Senior

Taylor Iacono had five goals and three assists
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Taylor Iacono had five goals and three assists last season. She receives the ball well and is a threat to turn on a defender and set up scoring opportunities off of her crosses.

Emily Jonas, Hicksville, D, Senior

Emile Jonas is a physical and strong center
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Emile Jonas is a physical and strong center back for the county runner-up. Very strong with the ball, she can also create out of the back, having scored four goals last season.

Lydia Kessel, Shoreham-Wading River, GK, Sophomore

As a freshman, Lydia Kessel recorded 17 shutouts
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As a freshman, Lydia Kessel recorded 17 shutouts last season and allowed only five goals overall while leading Shoreham-Wading River to a county title.

Cybele Laisney, Northport, M, Junior

Cybele Laisney is an aggressive defensive midfielder who
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Cybele Laisney is an aggressive defensive midfielder who is quick to the ball, strong in the air and good in transition. She helped the Tigers secure the top seed last season.

Cali Loeffler, West Islip, GK, Senior

Calie Loeffler had three postseason shutouts last season,
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Calie Loeffler had three postseason shutouts last season, including two saves on penalty kicks in the county title game, en route to leading West Islip to a county championship. She is bound for the University of Delaware.

Alex McNicholas, South Side, F, Junior

Very strong on the ball, Alex McNicholas had

Very strong on the ball, Alex McNicholas had 12 goals and eight assists as a sophomore, including the winning goal in the county championship game.

Danielle Michelini, East Meadow, M, Senior

An all-around talent with a strong foot and
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An all-around talent with a strong foot and playmaking ability, Danielle Michelini is a creator who makes the pass that leads to the pass that leads to the goal.

Sam Miller, Commack, GK, Senior

Sam Miller, who had 11 shutouts last season,
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Sam Miller, who had 11 shutouts last season, has quick reflexes, knows when to come off of her line and makes many acrobatic saves. She is headed to Lehigh University.

Arianna Montefusco, MacArthur, F, Senior

Arianna Montefusco shoots with force and accuracy, leading
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Arianna Montefusco shoots with force and accuracy, leading Conference AA-I with 12 goals last season. She is headed to Manhattan College.

Taylor Moreno, Huntington, GK, Senior

Taylor Moreno is a tactical keeper who comes
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Taylor Moreno is a tactical keeper who comes off her line and plays angles well. She had eight shutouts last season, including a 2-0 postseason upset over No. 3 Ward Melville, and is headed to UNC for lacrosse.

Gabbie Mudaro, Sachem East, M, Senior

Skilled with the ball at her foot, Gabbie
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Skilled with the ball at her foot, Gabbie Mudaro wins balls, distributes well and directs traffic in the midfield. She moves well with or without the ball and creates.

Camryn Nici, St. Anthony's, GK, Senior

Camryn Nici, the starting goalkeeper for the defending
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Camryn Nici, the starting goalkeeper for the defending CHSAA state champions, makes key saves at key moments. She has the quickness to cover the whole goal and has soft hands.

Mary O'Hara, Islip, M, Senior

Mary O'Hara, a finisher and distributor, had six
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Mary O'Hara, a finisher and distributor, had six goals and six assists while leading the Buccaneers to the semifinals. She's headed to Florida Atlantic University.

Miranda Ozimek, St. Anthony's, F, Senior

Miranda Ozimek, good at beating defenders and finishing
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Miranda Ozimek, good at beating defenders and finishing or serving the ball into the box, had 13 goals and six assists for the CHSAA state champions. She is bound for Marist.

Halle Palmedo, Manhasset, F, Sophomore

With her speed, size and strength, Halle Palmedo
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With her speed, size and strength, Halle Palmedo is a threat to score anywhere from inside the box to 30 yards out. She tallied 11 goals as a freshman.

Bridget Patch, St. John the Baptist, F, Senior

Highly skilled and with a powerful shot, Bridget
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Highly skilled and with a powerful shot, Bridget Patch had 18 goals and 10 assists last season. She's bound for Virginia Tech.

Skylar Prendergast, St. John the Baptist, Sophomore

An up-and-coming talent with a powerful shot and
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An up-and-coming talent with a powerful shot and deceiving quickness, Skylar Prendergast recorded two goals and two assists as a freshman.

Stephanie Rapp, Northport, D, Junior

Stephanie Rapp is a composed defender who can
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Stephanie Rapp is a composed defender who can change speeds, win 50-50 balls and shut down an opponent. She anchored a Tigers defense that allowed just three goals in 18 games.

Katie Reilly, Huntington, F, Senior

With speed, footwork and a nose for the
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

With speed, footwork and a nose for the goal, Katie Reilly scored seven goals last season and has led the Blue Devils in scoring the last four years. She is headed to Princeton.

Ryan Reilly, Bayport-Blue Point, F, Senior

With good vision and the ability to get
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

With good vision and the ability to get to the goal or make difficult passes to set up teammates, Ryan Reilly had 10 goals and two assists last season. She is bound for Binghamton University.

Rachel Rosen, Port Washington, M, Junior

With her ability to control the ball and
Photo Credit: James Escher

With her ability to control the ball and distribute, Rachel Rosen helps connect the defense to the attack. She is solid in the air and a great communicator on the field.

Katie Ross, Sayville, D, Senior

Katie Ross's speed and foot skills make her
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Katie Ross's speed and foot skills make her very difficult to get around. She's also a threat to attack from the back, having tallied four goals and two assists for the county runner-up.

Dana Scheriff, North Babylon, F, Senior

With her speed and shooting ability, Dana Scheriff
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With her speed and shooting ability, Dana Scheriff set a single-season school record with 23 goals last year. She is bound for Monmouth University.

Kerianne Scorce, Kellenberg, F, Senior

Kerrianne Scorce is a scoring threat who is
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Kerrianne Scorce is a scoring threat who is strong on the ball and possesses the ability to find the net from anywhere in the offensive third. She excels at winning 50-50 balls in the air.

Nicole Scudero, Hauppauge, M, Sophomore

Nicole Scudero has a very high work rate
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Nicole Scudero has a very high work rate and can control any ball. "She can run for days," Hauppauge coach Jesseca Kulesa said, "and she makes things look easy."

Megan Seel, Garden City, D, Junior

A strong defensive presence, Megan Seel is quick

A strong defensive presence, Megan Seel is quick to the ball, covers well and rarely comes off the field. She anchored the defense for the county runner-up.

Lauryn Shin, Syosset, M, Junior

Lauryn Shin is a possession player who advances

Lauryn Shin is a possession player who advances the ball, eludes defenders and attacks the goal. She tallied seven goals as a sophomore.

Lauren Spinnato, Cold Spring Harbor, M, Senior

With excellent speed and great ball skills, Lauren
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

With excellent speed and great ball skills, Lauren Spinnato is a playmaker who guided the Seahawks to the Class B county final last season. She is bound for Binghamton.

Alexa Svensson, Commack, M, Senior

A powerful shooter with terrific field vision and
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A powerful shooter with terrific field vision and scoring ability, Alexa Svensson had five goals and five assists last season. She is bound for Marist.

Francesca Venezia, St. Anthony's, F, Senior

With her ability to turn on defenders and
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With her ability to turn on defenders and finish, Francesca Venezia led the CHSAA state champions with 19 goals. She is bound for Boston College.

Skylar Vitiello, Massapequa, F, Senior

Skylar Vitiello, who had four goals and seven
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Skylar Vitiello, who had four goals and seven assists while helping Massapequa to a second straight state championship, has the athleticism and versatility to play anywhere on the field.

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