Girls Soccer – Week 8 Surf Taco Player of the Week: Anna Margarites, Matawan
Week 8 Surf Taco Girls Soccer Player of the Week
Anna Margarites, Matawan
The Central Jersey Group II bracket got blown wide open thanks to a pair of upsets on the top-seed side of the bracket. That top seed was Rumson and the Bulldogs suffered an early exit thanks to No. 8 Matawan, which knocked off the Bulldogs, 2-1. Margarites scored one goal apiece in the first-round win over Metuchen as well as the upset of Rumson.
Matawan went on to reach the Central Group II final at Governor Livingston and came up just short of a sectional title in losing, 2-1, to the Highlanders on Friday. Margarites was a primary source of scoring throughout Matawan's memorable year, finishing with nine goals to tie for the team lead with senior Dana Morgan. Margarites will be back as a senior in 2019 to help Matawan try to build on this year's postseason success.
Margarites won the fan vote in Week 8 by a comfortable margin, beating out A South standouts Danielle Christ of Brick and Alyia Canfield of Toms River South, who tied for second.
2018 Girls Soccer Player of the Week Winners
Week 1: Ranya Senhaji, Monmouth
Week 2: Isabel Guiro, Barnegat
Week 3: Sarah Shwahla, Point Beach
Week 4: Aileen Cahill, Pinelands
Week 6: Karagan Bulger, Southern
Week 7: Marisa Tava, Toms River North