Girls Soccer – VOTE: Week 6 Surf Taco Player of the Week
Each week for the remainder of the 2019 season, Shore Sports Network will recognize the top players in Shore Conference girls soccer over the past seven days and the readers will have a chance to vote for the top performer.
Read about the 11 nominees for the stretch of games between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, and vote for your favorite. Vote once per hour through the Wednesday deadline at 10 p.m. and the top vote-getter will win a $25 gift card to Surf Taco.
Attention Coaches: Want to nominate a player for next week's contest? You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the nominee(s) and a brief summary of her performance over the past week.
Chase Boyle, Rumson Fair Haven
The Bulldogs turned in the upset of the tournament on the road last Friday, beating previously unbeaten Jackson Memorial in double overtime. Boyle was responsible for knocking off the top-seeded Jaguars as and advancing No. 16 Rumson to the quarterfinals with her golden goal.
Julia Eichenbaum, Shore
Picking up where she left off as a player of the week candidate last week, Eichenbaum and Shore had no problem advancing to the SCT quarters thanks to a hat trick by the Illinois commit against Trinity Hall. Shore is the host for this year’s semifinals and championship but will have to win at Red Bank Catholic to advance.
Liva Helt, Red Bank
To set up that rivalry match up with RBC, the Bucs had to advance past Toms River South on the road. Helt scored twice and assisted the other two decisive RBR goals in a 4-2 Red Bank win over the host Indians.
Alex Hummel, Wall
Leading the 10th-seeded Knights into the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals, Hummel was a goal scorer for Wall against both Lacey and Manalapan. The upset win over Manalapan, 3-2, has Hummel and her team playing at Middletown South in the next round.
Colleen Kelly, Trinity Hall
Kelly scored for Trinity Hall at Brick in an upset 2-1 win, giving the Monarchs their first ever SCT win and making them one of six road teams to win in the first round of the girls SCT.
Kelsea Nolen, Saint John Vianney
After playing Matawan to a 3-3 tie during the regular season, SJV advanced in tournament play over the upset-minded Huskies behind a Kelsea Nolen shutout in goal. Nolen saved nine shots in the 3-0 win, which earned the Lancers a date at Toms River North with a trip to the semifinals on the line.
Anna Priborkina, Freehold Township
The Patriots made a statement with an 8-0 opening round win over Donovan Catholic and were better tested by ninth-seeded St. Rose in the following round. Priborkina scored one of the eight herself while assisting another goal vs. Donovan, before assisting all three crucial goals in a 3-2 triumph over the Purple Roses.
Sophia Racioppi, Toms River North
Another top seed narrowly avoiding an upset, the Mariners were pushed to the limit by Southern in a double-overtime victory. Senior Paige Farley scored late to tie the game, allowing freshman Sophia Racioppi to be the hero in overtime with the game-winner.
Lindsey Selert, Southern
The 20th seed in the SCT, the Rams proved anything but an easy out behind Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Selert. Sparking an upset over Middletown North, Selert was the winning keeper in a 6-5 penalty kick decision. She then made nine more saves in the overtime loss at Toms River North.
Angie Shekian, Middletown South
Undefeated Middletown South’s path through the SCT has not come easily, escaping Toms River East with a 1-0 win last Friday. Shekian provided the game winning goal for the Eagles.
Anna Villapiano, Red Bank Catholic
Drawing crosstown rival Red Bank Regional in their first SCT match up, the third-seeded Caseys blanked the Bucs 2-0. Villapiano scored once for RBC, with Morgan Cupo adding the other goal.