This season there was no shortage of talented players at the Shore Conference which made this selection a difficult one.  Every player selected and no selected should be proud of themselves and their teams for yet another successful season.  This years Shore Sports Network's 2015 All Shore Girls Soccer Team is filled with players from all grade levels which means the Shore Conference is in for more talented soccer again next season.

It was amazing season of scoring throughout the Shore Conference with 378 different goal scorers who tallied 1703 goals, there were 245 different assist leaders who combined for 1082 assists and 43 goalies that combined for 225 shutouts.

Good luck to the graduating seniors in you future endeavors and for the underclassman, lace 'em up, train hard and lets bring some more hardware back to the Jersey Shore.  Once again congratulations to the three NJSIAA Champions Shore Regional, Colts Neck and Freehold Township.

Shore Sports Network's All-Shore Girls Soccer team (from left to right: Devon McDonough, Katie Colaguori, Madison McCelland, Kaitlyn Seitter, Jillian Conklin, Jada Colbert and Frankie McDonough.  Not pictured: Frankie Tagliaferri, Bridgette King, Amanda Visco, Lauren Feaster, Gabby Bair, Rebecca Hamilton and Nicole Whitley)

 

Player:           Frankie Tagliaferri

School:          Colts Neck

Position:        Forward

Grade:           2017

Stats:             28 goals and 19 assists (Career 59 goals and 33 assists)

Comments:   A busy junior season for Frankie who split her playing and training time between Colts Neck and the USWNT U17 program, but her presence was felt every time she stepped on the pitch for the Cougars. No bigger impact then in the finals against North Hunterdon where she was tightly marked all game but managed to break free twice late in the game and just missed on a breakaway and then drew a foul in the box which led to her biggest high school goal of her career. The junior has already committed to Penn State University and will continue her climb through the USWNT ranks.

Colts Neck junior Frankie Tagliaferri in action against Northern Highlands. (Photo by Eric Braun)

 

Player:           Jillian Conklin

School:          Toms River East

Position:        Forward

Grade:           2018

Stats:             22 goals and 11 assists (Career 32 goals and 17 assists)

Comments:   Jillian picked up where she left off as a freshman and helped lead the Raiders back to the post-season with her speed and ability to shoot from anywhere on the pitch. The talented forward recorded a point in all but one game this season and led the Raiders in scoring (55), goals (22) and assists (11).

Jillian Conklin from Toms River East in action against Toms River South (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Frankie McDonough

School:          Shore Regional

Position:        Forward

Grade:           2019

Stats:             23 goals and 13 assists

Comments:   As a freshman Frankie led the Blue Devils in scoring (59), goals (23) and third in assists (13). Frankie never saw an opponent or challenge she didn’t think she could take, which made her one of the premier game changers in the Shore Conference.  In the state final there were no nerves for this freshman who shook off a defender and beat the keeper high to put the Blue Devils up 1-0.  Then late in double overtime she made a run down the right side and instead of forcing a bad shot she was able to get the defense to create a corner which led to the game winning goal.

Shore Regional's Frankie McDonough in action against Ocean (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Bridgette King

School:          Colts Neck

Position:        Forward

Grade:           2016

Stats:             24 goals and 11 assists (Career 50 goals and 26 assists)

Comments:   Bridgette was the heart and soul of the undefeated Cougars for the past couple of seasons which made her final game for Colts Neck bitter sweet. In their semi-final game against Toms River South King suffered a concussion that forced her to miss the finals. But the true captain and team player made the trip to Kean to be there for her “sisters”. King over the past two years became the most valuable player for Colts Neck with everyone focusing the attention on Tagliaferri, King was able to pick up one-on-one’s and make teams pay. Bridgette will continue her education and soccer career at the University of Vermont.

Colts Neck's Bridgette King in action against Long Branch (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Nicole Whitley

School:          Freehold Township

Position:        Midfield

Grade:           2016

Stats:             20 goals and 18 assists (Career 64 goals and 36 assists)

Comments:   Nicole quietly built a reputation around the Shore Conference as one of the fiercest midfielder to play against. Her preparation, game day execution and leadership has lifted Freehold Township to new heights during her career and finished her senior season Runners-up in the Shore Conference Tournament, Central Jersey Group IV Champs and Co-Champions of the NJSIAA Group IV. Whitley who is an honors student will continue her education and soccer career at Rutgers University.

Freehold Township's Nicole Whitley in action against Colts Neck (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Gabby Bair

School:          Holmdel

Position:        Midfield

Grade:           2016

Stats:            18 goals and 15 assists (Career 63 goals and 40 assists)

Comments: A solid player for Holmdel over the past four seasons the senior leaves the Hornets Nest the top scorer in Holmdel Girls Soccer history with 166 career points and averaged over 15 goals and 10 assists per season.  Bair was a solid player for Holmdel in midfield and forward based on the formation needed, and had great vision on all her set pieces which made her dangerous from anywhere in their scoring third of the pitch.  The senior will be moving on to continue her education and soccer at Bucknell next season.

Holmdel's Gabby Bair in action against Ramapo (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Devon McDonough

School:          Shore Regional

Position:        Midfield

Grade:           2017

Stats:             10 goals and 1 assist

Comments: On a team full of leaders and competitors, it was Devon who really made this unit click.  Teams knew they had to account for her whereabouts on the pitch because of her physical and mental preparation to every game.  She was able to take over several games for the Blue Devils during the season, which was evident early on when Shore battled Ocean.  With Shore trailing 1-0 at half, Devon pushed up and played more of an attacking mid which caused problems for the Spartans and opened scoring opportunities for Shore who tied in 1-1 and forced overtime and then ultimately won in double overtime in large part to the play of McDonough in the middle.

Shore's Devon McDonough in action against Glen Ridge (photo by Eric Braun)

 

Player:           Kaitlyn Seitter

School:          Point Pleasant Boro

Position:        Midfield

Grade:           2017

Stats:             13 goals and 14 assists (Career 35 goals and 18 assists)

Comments: Kaitlyn was the unsung hero for the Panthers this season, but that did not hold back the junior from leaving her mark on the division.  For the second year in a row Seitter has scored in double figures in goals.  Her preparation and vocal leadership made the Panthers midfield one of the most productive units in the Shore Conference and opened up the scoring for Point Boro, who as a team scored 83 goals this season.

Pt Pleasant Boro's Kaitlyn Seitter in action against Holmdel (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Amanda Visco

School:          Colts Neck

Position:        Defense

Grade:           2016

Stats:             10 goals and 1 assist (Career 26 goals and 7 assists)

Comments:   Visco rounded out her high school career as one of the top shutdown defenders in the state. Her recognition got her invited to the High School All-American game in Raleigh, NC where she took home MVP honors. She helped anchor a Cougars defense that combined for 19 shutouts this past season. Visco along with Whitley will be continuing her education and soccer career next season at Rutgers University.

Colts Neck's Amanda Visco slides in for a tackle against Northern Highlands (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Madison McCelland

School:           Toms River South

Position:        Defense

Grade:           2016

Stats:             3 goals and 2 assists (Career 5 goals and 7 assists)

Comments:   One of the unsung leaders for the Indians during her four year career. Madison left her heart and soul out on the pitch in practice and games which made her an unstoppable defender and one of the most reliable players for South. She was a major part of the Indians capturing three straight A-South titles. Next season Madison will be continuing her education and soccer at Kutztown University.

Toms River South's Madison McCelland in action against Barnegat (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Rebecca Hamilton

School:          Howell Township

Position:        Defense

Grade:           2016

Stats:             7 goals and 2 assists (Career 10 goals and 3 assists)

Comments:   Rebecca finished her high school soccer career at Howell High School leading the Rebels to two straight NJSIAA tournament appearances. A four-year varsity letter winner, Hamilton will go down as one of the best defenders to come out of Howell High School. Next season she will continue her education and soccer career at Penn State.   Hamilton was a dominant force on defense with aggressive, clean, in your face defending excellent field vision and a leader both on and off the pitch for the Rebels.


Player:           Jada Colbert

School:          Freehold Township

Position:        Defense

Grade:           2018

Stats:             1 goal and 5 assists (Career 3 goals and 6 assists)

Comments:   Jada has risen to stardom in a short amount of time at Freehold Township in large part to her quickness and smarts both on and off the ball. The freshman made a quick impact for the Patriots and was a crucial piece in their championship run, most importantly in their playoff opener against cross- town rival Freehold Borough when she tallied two assists to helped lead the Patriots to a 4-0 victory.

Freehold Township's Jada Colbert works agains Rumson in the SCT semis (photo by Eric Braun)

 

Player:           Katie Colaguori

School:          Shore Regional

Position:        Keeper

Grade:           2016

Stats:             8 shutouts and 123 saves (Career 24 shutouts and 243 saves)

Comments:   Colaguori once again ranked among the top keepers in the Shore Conference and helped lead the Blue Devils to the school’s first outright NJSIAA Championship with a 2-1 win over Glen Ridge. Katie all season long was a leader from the back vocally and physically. One of the best keepers in the air on both the men’s and women’s side. Next season is still undecided for Katie in her college endeavors, but her mark has been left at Shore Regional.

Shore Regional's Katie Colaguori goes up for a save against Ocean (photo by Eric Braun)

Player:           Lauren Feaster

School:          Colts Neck

Position:        Keeper

Grade:           2018

Stats:             19 shutouts/69 saves

Comments:   Coming into her sophomore senior looking to compete for a starting spot on the defense, Feaster was called upon to play a position she has never played before. Feaster in August took charge of the keeper duties for top ranked Colts Neck and put together one of the best seasons the Shore Conference has seen in a long time. From her communication and attention to detail in training, the 1st year keeper shut down the #1 team in the country in Northern Highlands making 10 saves and earned her conference high 19th shutout.

Colts Neck's Lauren Feaster in action against Northern Highlands (photo by Eric Braun)
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