The following are 25 high school girls soccer players to watch for in the CIAC this season. The list includes athletes representing CIAC schools and is in alphabetical order.
North Branford, Sr., GK: Boston College-bound keeper hoping to lead T’Birds to second straight Shoreline title.
Westhill, Sr., M: Hoping to lead Vikings back into postseason play. Will play at Delaware next season.
Masuk, Sr., F, Sr.: Has 36 goals in three seasons for the Panthers and will be headed to UConn in the fall of 2019.
Westhill, Sr., F: Also headed to the ACC in 2019 with a verbal commit to Louisville.
Notre Dame-Fairfield, So., F: Won’t surprise the SWC opposition this season and hopes to lead Notre Dame on a deep run in Class M and the league tournament.
East Catholic, Sr., F: Last year’s leading scorer has committed to play at Central Connecticut State.
St. Joseph, So., F: Has already committed to playing in the Big East Conference at Villanova
Mercy, Sr., GK: Posted eight shutouts for the Tigers last season.
Hand, F, Jr.: One of the holdovers from last season’s SCC championship team. Scored 14 goals.
Old Lyme, Sr., F: Already holds the school record with 81 goals. Scored deciding goal in Class S state championship game last fall.
Shelton, Sr., D: Helped the Gaels’ defense pitch 11 shutouts last season.
Glastonbury, F, Jr.: Can excel at both ends of the field and will stay in state and play for UConn beginning in the fall of 2019.
Masuk, Jr., F: Already has 41 goals and 26 assists and has verbally committed to play at Michigan.
Watertown, Sr., F: Top returning player in the NVL will play at Sacred Heart next season.
St. Joseph, Sr., M: One of three state players on the All-USA Today Preseason All-American Team (Augur, Lawrence). Committed to play at UConn.
McMahon, Jr., F: Key scorer for the Senators already has 26 goals and already knows her college destination: Ohio State in the Big 10.
Ridgefield, Sr., D: Scored twice in the Class LL state final to help the Tigers prevail.
Immaculate, M, Sr.: Hearst Connecticut Media All-Area selection a year ago headed to Quinnipiac next season.
Glastonbury, Sr., D: Coaches all-state selection a year ago for the Tomahawks.
Staples, So., M: Was an integral factor in yhe Wreckers’ run to the Class LL state championship final as a freshman.
Suffield, Sr., M: Coaches all-state pick helped Suffield achieved an undefeated regular season in 2017.
Staples, F, Jr.: Another key cog in the Wreckers’ offensive attack will play in the Ivy League someday — she has already committed to Penn.
Southington, D, Sr.: Two-time CCC selection hoping to lead Blue Knights to another double-digit win season.
Notre Dame-Fairfield, Sr., D: Sweeper helped lead the Lancers into the SWC tournament semifinals a seaspon ago.
St Paul, So., GK: Coaches all-state pick already a top flight last line of defense.