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2023 Shore Sports Network Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Ainsley Moy, Senior, Midfield, Freehold Township  

Moy ended her High School career with a record-setting season for Freehold Township. Not only did she help Freehold Township win back-to-back Group IV titles, but she set the single-season and career record for assists. Moy finished this season with 23 assists and her career with 52. She also finished with 52 career goals, 13 coming her senior season. 

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Moy, who will play at TCU next fall, has helped Freehold Township dominate the midfield the last three seasons. She is graduating with two Group IV titles, one regional title during the COVID-shortened 2020 season and two Shore Conference Tournament titles. 

“Ainsley’s contribution to the program goes well beyond goal and assist, wins and championships despite all of these numbers being some of the most impressive numbers in the history of the Shore Conference,” Freehold Township coach Dave Patterson said. “She embodied everything it means to be a competitor and a leader while at the same time being one of the most technically complete players I have ever seen at the high school level.” 

One of Moy’s biggest career achievements is scoring a goal in both Group IV finals that Freehold Township won. She scored the game winner as a junior against Ridgewood and scored a goal this season in the finals against Ridgewood. 

“Ainley’s determination to do whatever it takes to help her team win, including her dedication to the defensive side of the ball, is a huge reason we are back-to-back state champions,” Patterson said.

 

All Shore 1st Team

Goalkeeper

Giselle Lizardi, Junior, Brick Memorial - Only playing goalie for two full seasons, Lizardi wasted no time making an impact as the full-time starter this season. She is just as good at making saves with her feet as she is with her hands. Lizardi had a ton of big moments from opening day all the way to the Group 3 semifinal game. One of her biggest moments came in the Group 3 semifinal when she saved a penalty kick and then quickly saved the rebound to keep Brick Memorial in the game in the second half. 

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Defenders

Cassidy Corcione, Senior,  Freehold Township - Corcione did not miss a step after missing last season with an injury. She came back and changed her position to help Freehold Township’s back line on the way to a second straight Group IV title for the Patriots. The Michigan State commit took her game to another level during the postseason run, using her athleticism and skills to help Freehold Township win in convincing fashion. Corcione was the 2021 Shore Conference Player of the Year as selected by the coaches and was also named 2021 Player of the Year in the entire state by NJ Advance Media.

Kasey Resker, Senior,  Manalapan - Resker is a two-time All-Shore First team defender after earning her first selection last season. Resker has been a leader of the Braves back line for the last two seasons and is one reason why the team produced 12 shutouts on the year. Resker played an important part on the defense that ended Freehold Township’s reign as the No. 1 in the Shore Conference with a 1-0 overtime win on Oct. 5.

Aileen Carr, Senior,  Wall - Carr is one of the toughest players in the Shore Conference, as well as one of the best players in the Shore Conference using her head -- and in more ways than one. Not only does she play smart, but Carr also uses her size and toughness to clear the ball out of the air. Opponents struggled to get behind the Wall defense because of Carr’s composure and leadership. 

Wall senior Aileen Carr. (Photo: Eric Braun)
Wall senior Aileen Carr. (Photo: Eric Braun)
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Kate Hennen, Senior, Rumson-Fair Haven - Hennen has made an impact for Rumson since her freshman year, playing all over the field for the Bulldogs. The Northwestern commit was the leader of the back line her senior year, making it difficult for forwards to create scoring chances. Hennen was also dangerous on free kicks, creating scoring chances for Rumson throughout the season. Hennen also was in charge of shutting down the opposing team's best players. In the Central Jersey Group 2 final, she shut down Wall’s dangerous forwards to help force the game into a shootout. 

 

Midfielders

Emma Harmon, Senior, Central Regional - Harmon had a dominant senior year, taking over the scoring void left by 2023 graduate Hannah Lewis. Named Ocean County Player of the Year by the Coaches, Harmon finished with 18 goals and 12 assists. The Lafayette commit dominated the midfield over the last two seasons, creating scoring chances for herself with her footwork and her teammates with her passing. In two seasons as a starter, she had 23 goals and 26 assists. 

Jade Vieira, Senior, Howell - Vieira helped lead Howell to back-to-back Shore Conference Tournament Final appearances. Her leadership and passion helped Howell rebound from an 0-3 start this season and her ability to keep possession helped Howell control the midfield in games. The Colgate commit finished with 9 goals and 2 assists this season, with her biggest goal coming in the SCT semifinal game against Manasquan. She scored on a free kick from 40 yards out to put Howell up 3-1 with under ten minutes left to play. 

Howell senior Jade Vieira celebrates her goal in a 4-1 win over Manasquan in the Shore Conference Tournament final. (Photo: Eric Braun)
Howell senior Jade Vieira celebrates her goal in a 4-1 win over Manasquan in the Shore Conference Tournament final. (Photo: Eric Braun)
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Sydney Spilsbury, Senior, Manalapan - Spilsbury passed the 100-point mark this season with 11 goals and 4 assists. Switching from forward to midfield last season, Spilsbury showed how dangerous she was with her ball skills and passing from the midfield. One of Spilsbury’s biggest goals this season came against Middletown South in overtime. 

Alexis Garcia, Senior, Toms River North - Garcia has scored double-digits in all four seasons for Toms River North. She scored 14 goals her senior year to finish with 64 during her career. The LaSalle commit can score whenever she touches the ball, no matter where she is on the field. She has the speed and ball skills to beat a defender and has the leg power to score for 40 yards away. Her biggest goal of the season was the game-winner she scored against Holmdel in the opening round of the SCT. 

 

Forwards

Bea Tinoco, Sophomore, Middletown South - Tinoco, who tied a school record with 21 goals as a freshman, scored 18 goals in her sophomore season to lead Middletown South. Tinoco is one of the most dangerous players in the Shore Conference with her speed and strength, which is why she has made the All-Shore First team in back-to-back seasons with two years still remaining in her high-school career. 

Vanessa Sarf, Senior, Manalapan - Sarf scored 14 goals this season and finished with 62 in her career. The Elon commit has the speed and footwork to get by almost every defender. Sarf had countless big-moment goals, but her goal this season against Monroe in the Central Jersey Group IV semifinal that sent Manalapan back into the finals might have been her biggest. 

Hailey Santiago, Senior, Freehold Township - Santiago was in the running for Player of the Year before suffering an injury in a loss to Rutgers Prep. Despite missing several games, she still finished with 18 goals and 4 assists. The Florida Atlantic commit uses her speed and footwork to get by defenders. Santiago’s best performance came in the Group IV final when she scored two goals and had an assist in a 3-0 victory to give Freehold Township back-to-back Group IV titles.

Arianna Chidiac, Senior,  Central Regional - Chidiac took her game to the next level during the postseason. She had the game-winner against Wall in the SCT quarterfinal, the game-winner against Lenape in the South Jersey Group IV opening round, the game-winner against Kingsway to help Central win their first ever sectional title and the game-winning assist in the SJGIV semifinal game against Cherokee. Chidiac finished the season with 13 goals and 10 assists. 

 

All-Shore Sedond Team

Goalkeepers

Allie Grecco, Senior, Middletown South

Madison Smith, Senior, Howell

 

Defenders

Rylie Rampone, Senior, Manasquan

Anna Casler, Senior, Colts Neck

Jenn Schuster, Senior, Middletown South

Caitlin Mahala, Senior,  Jackson Memorial

 

Midfielders

Aubrey Scoble, Junior,  Rumson-Fair Haven

Samantha Versnal, Senior, Central Regional

Brooke DeAlmedia, Junior,  Brick Memorial

Camryn Szotak, Senior,  Middletown South

 

Forwards

Mya King, Senior, Red Bank Catholic

Natalie McGovern, Junior,  Lacey

Jayme Malanda, Junior,  Middletown North

Kaitlyn Hankins, Senior, Neptune

 

All-Shore Third Team

Goalkeepers

Emily Venezia, Sophomore, Trinity Hall

Kendall Livingston, Junior,  Freehold Boro

 

Defenders

Grace Crowley, Junior, Toms River East

Izzy Melilli, Junior,  Red Bank Catholic

Julia DiStefano, Senior, Manalapan

Amelia Agresti, Senior, Shore Regional

 

Midfielders

Ava Agresti, Senior, Shore Regional

Lauren Spence, Senior, Monmouth Regional

Bianca Chiarella, Senior,  Manasquan

Abby Hannemann, Junior, Point Pleasant Boro

 

Forwards

Renee Wanzor, Senior, Jackson Memorial

Gabby Kirchner, Junior,  Point Pleasant Beach

Isabella Santucci, Junior,  Ocean Township

Chloe Gellici, Senior, Brick Memorial

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