Girls' Soccer Players to Watch
McKenna Mullin, Neshaminy. The senior goalkeeper learned a lot during the Redskins' deep playoff run a year ago. She likely will only get better and more confident in her senior season.
Grace Bendon, Central Bucks West. Bendon, a junior goalie, played hurt for weeks last season and still led her team to fourth place in the PIAA District 1 Class AAA tournament.
Deanna Messner, Archbishop Wood. The senior goalie anchors a Vikings team that has won two consecutive Catholic League titles and appeared in two state finals.
Emily Diehl, Boyertown. A senior forward, Diehl has scored double-digit goals in all three of her seasons for the Bears, netting 14 last year.
Juliana Provini, Owen J. Roberts. The senior forward is a true goal scorer with a very strong leg. Provini, a Penn recruit, comes up big in clutch situations for the Wildcats.
Shannon Gibat, Quakertown. Gibat, a senior forward and St. Joseph's recruit, scored in eight games for the Panthers last season.
Kristen Miller, Strath Haven. A Penn recruit, Miller is an athletic and technically sound senior forward whose goal-scoring abilities will be key for the Panthers as they defend their District 1 Class AAA title.
Michaela Finneyfrock, Council Rock North. The junior midfielder had an impressive season last year. She will have to shoulder more of the burden this year with the graduation of Nicole Moonan.
Caitlin Oswald, West Chester Rustin. A dynamic player for the Golden Knights, the senior midfielder/forward will ignite the team's offense and should lead the squad in scoring.
Gwen Harvey, Central Bucks West. Harvey is a senior defender, and the Bucks' defense and her leadership will be important in the team's bid to return to the semifinals of the district tournament.
- Kate Harman