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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.

Jackson’s Madison Wagner dribbles the ball during a girls’ soccer game against Adrian at Justin Mehall Field at Parkside Middle School in Jackson on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Jackson won the game against Adrian.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

Madison Wagner, Jackson

Wagner has scored four goals and 12 assists to help push the Vikings attack this season.

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Jackson Northwest versus Parma Western Girls Soccer

Parma Western’s Alyvia Putnam, 6, attempts to dribble past Piper Darrow, 13, from the northwest during a girls high school soccer game at Northwest High School on Wednesday April 21, 2021. Western won the game against Northwest 2-0.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

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.

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Parma Western versus Lumen Christi Girls Soccer

Lumen Christi Khiya Hunt (22) and Parma Westerns Allie Tate (7) battle for the ball during a girls’ soccer game at Western High School on Friday, May 14, 2021. Lumen Christi won the game against Parma Western 2-0.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

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.

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Parma Western versus Lumen Christi Girls Soccer

Reumen Kelly (11) of Lumen Christi (center) fights for the ball during a girls’ soccer game at Western High School against Parma Western on Friday, May 14, 2021. Lumen Christi won the game against Parma Western 2-0.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

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.

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Parma Western versus Lumen Christi Girls Soccer

Anna Doane (12) of Lumen Christi dribbles during a girls’ soccer game at Western High School on Friday May 14, 2021. Lumen Christi won the game against Parma Western 2-0.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

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.

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Parma Western versus Lumen Christi Girls Soccer

Lumen Christi ‘Izzy Ermatinger (1) rescues during a girls’ soccer game at Western High School on Friday, May 14, 2021. Lumen Christi won the game against Parma Western 2-0.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

Isabel Ermatinger, Lumen Christi

The newcomer has recorded seven shutout wins online this season and made an average of eight saves per game.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Parma Western versus Lumen Christi Girls Soccer

Parma Western’s Kendall Robertson (1) hits the ball during a girls’ soccer game at Western High School on Friday, May 14, 2021. Lumen Christi won the game against Parma Western 2-0.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

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.

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Jackson Northwest versus Parma Western Girls Soccer

Parma Western’s Madi Barnes, 17, attempts to get past Northwest’s Olivia Lamb, 21, during a girls’ soccer game at Northwest High School on Wednesday April 21, 2021. Western won the game against Northwest 2-0.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

Madi Barnes, Western

The older striker has used her speed, strength and power to score 17 team-level goals this spring.

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Savana Stewart, Michigan Center

The Cardinals junior center midfielder has scored six goals and seven assists in attacking Michigan Center this season.

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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.

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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.

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Corryn Berlin, Jonesville

The comet’s goalkeeper is saving an average of 28 saves per game for her squad this spring.

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Lainey Well, Hillsdale

Good has scored 16 goals and added two assists for the Hornets this spring.

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PHOTOS: Images of western football from Lumen Christi-Parma

PHOTOS: Images from football in Parma Western-Jackson Northwest

PHOTOS: Images from Jackson-Adrian football

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AWARD

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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