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JACKSON – The girls’ football season has returned with a vengeance this spring after it was canceled in 2020. In the coming weeks, several teams from the Jackson area were slated to battle for post-season glory.
Before we start the district tournament later this week, we wanted to highlight some of the best individual artists from the region who will lead the attack for their teams.
Below are 15 outstanding performances and a wide variety of cast members selected based on season stats and recommendations from local coaches.
Madison Wagner, Jackson
Wagner has scored four goals and 12 assists to help push the Vikings attack this season.
Piper Darrow, Jackson Northwest
The junior for the Mounties has scored more than 10 goals and seven assists this season to lead Northwest to an 8-6 overall record this spring.
Khiya Hunt, Lumen Christi
The second year for the Titans has scored 10 goals and added five assists to advance the attack on Lumen Christi.
Reese Kelly, Lumen Christi
The newbie striker for the Titans has scored six goals and seven assists to help her squad set a 7-6 record this season.
Anna Doane, Lumen Christi
The Titans senior defender has scored three goals and helped anchor a defensive unit that recorded seven shutouts in the Interstate Eight Conference game.
Isabel Ermatinger, Lumen Christi
The newcomer has recorded seven shutout wins online this season and made an average of eight saves per game.
Ryann level crossing, Springport
The junior appearance for the Spartans has scored 25 goals and 12 assists so far this season, including two games with 6 goals against Michigan Center and Jackson Christian.
Maddux level crossing, Springport
The Spartan freshman has scored 10 goals and 10 assists so far this season, including hat-trick performances against Hillsdale and Quincy.
Mary Sangster, Manchester
The Flying Dutch second striker has scored 27 goals and added 12 assists to push Manchester’s attack forward with a 14-0 overall record.
Marlena Ballnik, Manchester
Flying Dutch second midfielder has scored 14 goals and 19 assists this season to add a dynamic playmaker and a goal threat to Manchester’s attack.
Kendall Robertson, Western
The Panthers senior keeper helped her squad set a 9-4-2 overall record and 6-2-1 mark in the Interstate Eight Conference game. The talented dual athlete split the time between the soccer field and the track for westerns this spring, but helped the Panther girls soccer team claim five wins.
Madi Barnes, Western
The older striker has used her speed, strength and power to score 17 team-level goals this spring.
Savana Stewart, Michigan Center
The Cardinals junior center midfielder has scored six goals and seven assists in attacking Michigan Center this season.
Shea Tripp, Michigan Center
With her athleticism and length, the Senior Keeper of the Cardinals has booked an average of 18 saves per game for her squad.
Peyton Killinger, Stockbridge
The Panthers goalkeeper has only scored 19 goals in 134 shots this season and is determined to continue his football career at Spring Arbor University.
Corryn Berlin, Jonesville
The comet’s goalkeeper is saving an average of 28 saves per game for her squad this spring.
Lainey Well, Hillsdale
Good has scored 16 goals and added two assists for the Hornets this spring.
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Alyssa Stewart, Columbia Central
Jaden Bates, Columbia Central
Ella Kraus, Grass Lake
Cassidy Ortbring, Grass Lake
Kylin Heidrich, Grass Lake
Kaelyn Breuklander, Hillsdale
Shai McKenney, Jackson
Camy Crandall, Lumen Christi
Anna Reynolds, Michigan Center
Piper Darrow, northwest
Kenzie Noon, northwest
Morgan Elledge, northwest
Bri Hill, Stockbridge
Evelyn Ortiz-Martinez, Stockbridge
Hailey Howard, Stockbridge
Tory Lammers, Western
Cassidy Lammers, Western
Taylor Osborne, Western
Sydney Sierre, Western
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