Prep soccer players to watch
Bryane Heaberlin, Goalkeeper, Berkeley Prep - On top of her tremendous skills minding the net, Heaberlin earned national attention in the offseason with charity work helping to bring the Haitian U17 national team to the Disney Youth International Tournament after a the U.S. faced them in the CONCACAF U17 tournament. Colby Maffei, Forward, Tampa Prep - Leading the Terrapins (and the county) in scoring the last two seasons, Maffei returns in her junior campaign with Tampa Prep the clear favorite in the district and probably the region. Last season, Maffei scored 44 goals and had 10 assists. Cici Gonzalez, Forward, Steinbrenner - Led the Warriors to an undefeated regular season, a district title and regional semifinal berth in the team's first year. The junior had 29 goals and 25 assists last season. Taylor Richardson, Defender, Berkeley Prep - Richardson has proven to be one of the most versatile players in the area the past few seasons. From in the back or up top, the senior is always a threat to score, notching 16 goals and seven assists last season. Richardson will be relied upon heavily on a team that lost a lot of starters to graduation.