Saturday, May 13, 2006

State Quarterfinal Top Players

After the first eight games leading up to the weekend, here are the Top 10 Performers as we saw from the deck:

-- Jordan Himmel (Latin)
Scored five goals from two meters and was nearly unstoppable on the offensive end for Latin.

-- Sam Kettlewell (Latin)
Set the tone for the Romans with a steal/goal in the first 15 seconds of their win over Palatine and came up big on the defensive end.

-- Scott Nemecek (Lyons)
Scored 5 goals and had a major impact on offense and defense for the Lions.
-- Mike Castro (Lyons)
Scored the game winner for Lyons in the final minute to help the Lions beat Naperville Central.
-- John Barrett (Fenwick)
Broke loose for 7 goals in Fenwick's opening round win over Lincoln-Way East.
-- Chris Jones (Fenwick)
Allowed only 4 goals and recorded three assists in Fenwick's 19-4 rout of Lincoln-Way East.
-- Andrew Peterson (Mundelein)
Recorded four goals and was also strong on the defensive end to lead Mundelein to a win over Loyola.
-- Nate LeRoy (Loyola)
Tallied 3 goals and helped keep the Ramblers in the game against Mundelein.
-- Jadd Shammas (Naperville Central)
The leading scorer for Central made an impact with his outside shot and defense in their loss to Lyons.
-- Tyler Rayome (Mundelein)
Made 12 saves, including two key blocks and a steal in the closing minutes to send Mundelein to the state semifinals.

-- Erin Leary (Fenwick)
Scored 4 goals from the outside and helped Fenwick beat Naperville Central 16-4 on Friday night.
-- Farren Rixter (Fenwick)
Recorded 4 goals from two meters to help the Friars advance to a semifinal matchup with Stevenson.
-- Terri Bukofzer (Stevenson)
Scored 7 goals and led the Patriots to a win over Lincoln-Way East with a dominant first half, including the first 7 goals for Stevenson.
-- Amy Michelau (Stevenson)
Tallied 4 goals, all coming in the second half, to help the Patriots pull away from Lincoln-Way East in a 14-5 victory.
-- Nora Kennelly (St Ignatius)
Scored 5 goals , both early and late, to lead St Ignatius to the semifinals in a win over Loyola.
-- Kate Brankin (St Ignatius)
With the Wolfpack leading 6-4 and the momentum in favor of the Ramblers, Brankin scored a goal from the point to seal the 9-5 win for Ignatius.
-- Ali Durkin (St Ignatius)
Elevated to catch a high pass to score a key goal in Ignatius' win over Loyola, plus had a strong defensive game for the Wolfpack.
-- Maggie Wood (Mother McAuley)
Helped the Mighty Macs advance to the second round with 3 goals and 5 assists in a tremendous all-around performance.
-- Eileen Turkot (Barrington)
Had a strong performance in the net, keeping the Fillies close in the first half with a handful of solid saves.
-- Christine Menzenberger (Lincoln-Way East)
Made a major impact in goal for the Griffins to keep them in game with Stevenson for over three quarters.

Friday video coming soon...