PLAYERS TO WATCH
Paige Bergman, Triton
The junior is a two-year starter and netted 20 goals last year, and watching the St. Joe’s commit take on the best of the Tri-County Royal should be fun.
Hannah Daigle, Millville
She led the Thunderbolts in scoring as a freshman but missed all of last year due to injury and the offense suffered. She’s back to help take care of that problem.
Maria Kirby, Kingsway
A first-team all-conference and all-county keeper, she was a big part of the Dragons’ Royal Division title and a Group III sectional run.
Gabrielle Masciocchi, Williamstown
She tied for the team lead in scoring last year as a sophomore, and now moves from the midfield up front to take advantage of her touch around the net.
Tori Miller, Delsea
Last year the diminutive Crusaders collected 20 goals with a powerful shot, and she’ll have a lot more experience around her to aid her scoring chances.
Sarah Patrignani, Vineland
Fighting Clan coach Carol Belfi seems excited about this freshman and what she can do for the team’s offensive struggles, calling her “the real deal.”
Maria Petrongolo, Gloucester Catholic
A four-year starter and all-South Jersey defender, she always draws the toughest defensive assignment and anchors the Rams’ back line.
Courtney Smith, Penns Grove
After leading the team in scoring, the senior’s back to further push the Red Devils and looks to have a bright future at the next level.
Rebecca Williams, Pitman
She’s got 41 goals in her first two seasons, including 26 last year as a sophomore. The Panthers will need her scoring as they look to replace some key seniors.
Tiernny Wiltshire, Schalick
With seven goals and seven assists as a freshman last year, the Cougars speedster was already being double-teamed before the season was out.
GAMES TO WATCH
Gloucester Catholic at Woodstown, Tues., Sept. 17
The Rams and Wolverines should be battling for the Diamond Division again. Woodstown handed Catholic a loss for the first time in seven years last season, adding to the excitement.
Vineland at Millville, Mon., Sept. 23
These Cape-Atlantic rivals could have more at stake when they meet this year, with both teams bringing a lot back and adding some good talent.
West Deptford at Haddonfield, Sat., Sept. 28
The Eagles are scheduled to play a Saturday morning game on the Bulldawgs’ new turf before hosting a night contest in the second half of this deep Colonial rivalry.
Clearview at Williamstown, Thurs., Oct. 3
The Pioneers and Braves should again be two of the top teams in a pretty deep Royal Division, but they don’t meet for the first time until this contest.
Shawnee at Washington Twp., Wed., Oct. 2
The Minutemaids are in a stacked division. This is the last of three games against Lenape, Cherokee and the Renegades and would be a big victory.
SJSCA Tournament, Oct. 18-Nov. 2
The top teams in South Jersey as selected by the South Jersey coaches will do battle and vie for a chance to take the title at Paul VI in early November.