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Saturday, Jul 30, 2016
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Girls soccer players to watch

  • Emily Ball, Freedom, goalkeeper — She helped lead the Patriots to a district title with a huge penalty kick and big-time saves.
    • Emily Belanger, Wharton, defender — The senior and second-year captain has been the Wildcats' defensive leader from the center defender spot since her sophomore season.
      • Taylor Decaire, Newsome, forward — The junior led the 5A state runner-up Wolves in scoring a season ago with 27 goals.
        • Cici Gonzalez, Steinbrenner, forward — The senior helped the Warriors to a 4A state championship last season with 33 goals and 33 assists.
          • Colby Maffei, Tampa Prep, forward — After Maffei led Hillsborough County in scoring in her first three seasons, coach Cindy Schofield said Maffei's sole goal is a gold medal this year.
            • Jackie Simpson, Newsome, midfielder — Again a Wolves captain, the senior has been a leader on the field and a weapon on set pieces for a team that went 25-1 a season ago.