By Tom Peace
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/10/17
DALLAS, Texas – The following are recaps of players that excelled at the C2C Spotlight this week in Greenhill School, TX.
Rachel Hall, Cy Fair (TX) 2018, Goalie: The event MVP, Hall had a tremendous week at C2C Spotlight. The University of Oregon commit made some big time saves against some tough shooters. Fast, supremely athletic and quick to turn a save into run past the 50 for an easy clear into the offensive end. She appears as comfortable outside the crease as she is inside. A big time pickup for the Ducks. Hall possesses impressive stick work, communication skills and reaction time.
Sydney Lawrence, Plano (TX) 2018, Midfield: An All-Star, Lawrence has great speed and agility. Love the way she shoots the ball. Never takes plays off. Uncommitted, she has a knack for getting the ball on the ground off of back checks. She dodges hard and has power behind her shots. A “do it all” middie. Lawrence is a kid who is going to make a school very happy picking up an “under the radar” late bloomer.
Keilyan Michaelis, Coppell HS (TX), Midfield: Michaelis is a strong all-around athlete with tremendous strength and good footwork. The uncommitted star from Coppell made some great plays this past week.
Chloe Hunter, Kinkaid (TX), 2019, Midfield: An All-Star, Hunter is one of the best players in the 2019 class in Texas. The UPenn commit can do it all, shoot, win the draw, and play solid defense. Her strength, speed and stature out her on par more with a college junior than a rising high school junior.
Caleigh Wilbourn, The Woodlands (TX), 2020, Attack: The Houston area is developing some excellent players and Wilbourn is in that mix. The rising sophomore caught the eye of several of the college coaches that were at Spotlight. Wilbourn has a solid 8-meter shot. Love her speed and Lax I.Q.
Hayley Reardon, The Woodlands (TX) 2018, Midfield: An All-Star, Reardon is going to be a key player next season during her senior year for the Woodlands. Another University of Oregon commit dazzled and made some great plays. What stands out the most is her hustle and her shot on goal. She made more than a few draws drop with her effortless, no look, through the legs goals during the week.
Nakeeya McCardell, Kinkaid (TX) 2020 Midfield: An All-Star, the 2020 class in Texas is loaded with talent and McCardell displayed that she’s one of the reasons why. She’s very athletic and she moves the ball with ease. McCardell hustles on every play.
Katelyn Love, Hockaday (TX), 2017, Midfield: An All-Star, the Penn State commit did a nice job showing why she was recruited by the Nittany Lions. Love is dangerous at the draw control and she’s got a nasty dodge when she goes to cage. Great speed and I.Q.
Aaliyah Jones, Stephen F. Austin (TX), 2020, Goalie: An All-Star, Jones got better in the cage as the camp went on. She never got discouraged when she let in a goal. Jones loved the opportunity to play in front of coaches and with other great area talent.
Shae Murphy, The Woodlands (TX), 2019, Attack: The uncommitted attacker from Houston, Murphy was a strong finisher all camp. With the ball in her stick, she keeps her head up, goes strong to cage, gives solid feeds, and has good footwork.
Megan Carney, 2018, McKinney (TX), Attack: An All-Star, the Syracuse commit never ceases to impress with the ball in her stick. While excelling with her shot power and placement, Carney also stands out with her speed on the fast break and her relentlessness on the ride. Her field vision and passing skills far surpasses her age. Keep an eye on this kid in the ACC in coming years.
Gabrielle Coben, Greenhill School, 2018, Midfield: An All-Star, Coben is a blazing fast lefty who sets herself apart with her off ball cuts. She seemed to get better every day as her comfort level with new teammates in various drills and games increased. It is not surprise she is a former club soccer star when you see her footwork on the defensive end. Some school is going to luck out with this 2018 pickup who has tremendous upside..
MaryMegan Wright Hockaday School, 2021 Midfield: An All-Star, Wright looked like she was having a blast the entire time she was on the field. Without question an up and coming player to watch. What stood out most was her quick first step, which gave her time and room to dodge all week. She is a work horse in midfield and possesses speed that cannot be taught. She more than held her own on the draw against players three and four years her senior.
Courtney Anderson Coppell, 2018 Midfield: An All-Star, the Stanford commit was a lockdown defender all week. Her offball communication was excellent. She was a go to player on the clear and possesses an excellent awareness when she had the opportunity to go to net. Her shot has some serious power behind it.
Charlotte North, Episcopal School of Dallas (TX), 2017 Midfield: An All-Star, the ball was a magnet to North’s stick all week. She possessed uncanny stick work and was a dominant force on the draw. She never took a play off and rode hard all week. She has a cannon of a shot and picked corners on the 8 all camp. This is a kid who looks to make an immediate impact for the Blue Devils in the fall.
Helen Park, Heritage Hall MS (OK), 2021, Midfield: An All-Star, Park is likely to be the first big time girls’ prospect to come out of Oklahoma. Having grown up playing boys’ lax, the stick work, ball movement and shooting skills that she developed from that side of the game is evident. She is fast, young, and dangerous with the ball in her stick. This is name that is certain to be on the radar of many schools for years to come.