Who are the best players in the Great Lakes region? This is an open thread to discuss All-Region nominations, All-Freshman nominations, coaching awards, and more. Stay positive and keep it civil.
Serena Badgley (Moose) and Brittney Joy from Valpo. The team has seen a lot of turnover this year and both have been steadying forces. Serena tears up defenses with her cutting; fastest player in the region. Brittney’s throwing ability can cut through zones and really open the field for her teammates. These two will be players to watch.
North Park has a number of girls that should be considered. Maggie Johnson is the main defensive handler and will throw and go with the best of them and runs the D-Line offense. Erin Starseuth is the main offensive handler and can get open at will for a reset. Kajsa Meyer is a huge threat in the air cutting, as well as putting on a suffocating mark in North Parks zone. Abby Gentile and Abby Imperial are two cutters that always seem to be open under. Jessie Rossell was on her way to being one of the top cutters in the region, but a knee injury sidelined her after only one tournament.
As mentioned above Serena and Brittney from Valpo run that team, with Serena being a dominant cutter and shutdown defender. Brittney was the only lady all day Saturday of sectionals that was able to throw through North Parks zone.
#6 on Wheaton is a beast all over the field. She is their main offensive weapon and always takes the toughest matchup on defense.
Lily Sronkoski and Meryl Davis from Knox dictate the offense on that team and are two players that are tough to shut down. If they are playing well, Knox is a tough team to beat.
Kalamazoo has an Asian handler (blanking on her number), but she is a stud in the backfield and the quarter back of that offense.