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Meet TCPalm’s 2022-23 Girls Soccer All-Area Team

SportsMeet TCPalm's 2022-23 Girls Soccer All-Area Team

2022-23 was another strong season for girls soccer across the Treasure Coast and despite only three teams reaching the postseason, the area’s best produced fireworks in the state playoffs.

Treasure Coast as a No. 7 seed in their region in 7A made a charge all the way to a regional championship match for the first time ever, winning two road matches that were the program’s first playoff wins in its history.

Pine School led by one of the state’s top scorers Giovanna Waksman was the only school to win a district championship and reached a regional semifinal in 2A.

A mix of talented goal scorers, defensive specialists and top goal keepers ranging from upperclassmen to youngsters making their mark made the talent pool on the area difficult to select the top standouts for TCPalm’s All-Area teams.

At the top of the class, a scoring dynamo younger than the majority of her peers leads the best of the best on the pitch for the Treasure Coast.

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Player of the Year

The Pine School's Giovanna Waksman (30) dribbles down field against Victory Christian Academy in a high school girls soccer Region 2-2A quarterfinal on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Hobe Sound. The Pine School won 8-1.

Giovanna Waksman, Pine School

Year: Eighth grade

Highlights: Highlights took place at any time when the ball was at the feet of Waksman as she used her creativity, balance and skill to put together one of the most impressive seasons ever in the area for a player of her age. Scoring three or more goals in 11 matches, Waksman had five matches scoring five or more goals and netted eight in the Knights’ regional quarterfinal win. Scoring 53 goals for the season, Waksman also added eight assists leading Pine School to 14-2-1 record and a district title.

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First Team

Makena Meyer, South Fork

Year: Junior

Martin County's Madeleine Foster (21) and South Fork's Makena Meyer (4) battle for possession in a girls high school soccer game Thursday, Jan. 20. 2022, at South Fork High School in Martin County. Martin County won 3-1.

Highlights: Having already established herself as a top player in the area early in her career, Meyer took her game up another notch as she scored goals in 14 of the 15 matches she played in. Netting 25 goals including six in one match, Meyer also picked up 16 assists showing her playmaking ability and willingness to create for others for the Bulldogs.

Kacey O’Donnell, Martin County

Year: Junior

Martin County's Kacey O'Donnell and Treasure Coast's Daniella Bianchini duel for the ball during a high school soccer match on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at Martin County High School in Stuart. The Titans won the match 4-0.

Highlights: The leading goal-scorer on the season for the Tigers, O’Donnell scored 12 goals and added five assists as a physical presence at the top of the attack for Martin County.

Isabella De La Rosa, Port St. Lucie

Year: Junior

Highlights: Leading a strong season for the Jaguars, De La Rosa led the team with 21 goals that included six multi-goal matches and four matches with three goals or more.

Tashiya McMillion, Vero Beach

Year: Freshman

Highlights: With her team playing a very difficult schedule, McMillion still found a way to make her mark scoring a team-best five goals in her first year at the varsity level.

Mia Calderon, Martin County

Year: Junior

Highlights: One of the area’s most crafty players, Calderon again was very productive scoring 10 goals and picked up a team-leading 14 assists for the Tigers.

Sammiah Dorelus, Centennial

Year: Junior

Highlights: A constant threat for the Eagles to score, Dorelus netted goals in 10 different matches and totaled 16 for the season while playing a myriad of roles for her team.

Deanna Romero, Treasure Coast

Year: Freshman

Treasure Coast's Deanna Romero brings the ball up the field during a high school soccer match against Jupiter on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 in Port St. Lucie. The Warriors won the match 2-1.

Highlights: One of several young players critical to the Titans’ success this season, Romero led the team with nine goals, many that came in big spots including scoring the only goal of Treasure Coast’s 1-0 7A regional quarterfinal win over Jupiter to begin their playoff run.

Keziah Anderson, Pine School

Year: Junior

Highlights: Continuing to add to her value to a team, Anderson from midfield improved her offensive production totaling 17 goals and nine assists while being relentless winning balls back from opponents for the Knights.

Isabelle Saenz-Pazmino, Lincoln Park Academy

Year: Junior

Highlights: Out of the center-midfield spot for the Greyhounds, Saenz-Pazmino showed her strengths with her ability to cover defensively but also going forward as she scored 11 goals and had a team-best 10 assists.

Findley Wessel, Treasure Coast

Year: Freshman

Highlights: Sliding right into the starting lineup for the Titans in their playoff run, Wessel was impressive battling in the midfield against the opposition’s best attackers defensively and on offense added five goals.

Diane Serrato, Treasure Coast

Year: Senior

Highlights: The Titans simply wouldn’t have had the season without Serrato leading the backline defensively as she helped the team keep eight clean sheets and allow just 16 goals all season.

Hope Katz, Pine School

Year: Eighth grade

Pine School's Hope Katz clears the ball against Jupiter Christian during the District 8-2A championship match on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Jupiter. Pine School won the match 3-2.

Highlights: One of two twin sisters in the backline for the Knights, Katz despite not having the size and strength over most used her speed and dribbling ability to help cover opponents and helped Pine School allow just 20 goals in 17 matches.

Parker Shore, South Fork

Year: Junior

Highlights: A captain for the Bulldogs, Shore was a leader in many ways playing one of the key roles in the backline at center-back on defense helping the team allow only 18 goals in 15 matches.

Kayleigh Marreel, Treasure Coast

Year: Sophomore

Highlights: Helping the Titans win their first district title last year as a freshman, Marreel was again a wall in goal this season posting eight clean sheets, made 80 saves for the year was had huge performances in two road playoff wis to get Treasure Coast to a 7A regional title match.

Treasure Coast goalkeeper Kayleigh Marreel sends the ball downfield during a high school soccer match against Martin County on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at Martin County High School in Stuart. The Titans won the match 4-0.

Dakota Moberg, Martin County

Year: Junior

Highlights: Another talented keeper on the area in her career. Moberg had another steady year for the Tigers making 62 saves helping the team reach the state playoffs.

Martin County goalkeeper Dakota Moberg sends the ball downfield during a high school soccer match against Treasure Coast on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at Martin County High School in Stuart. The Titans won the match 4-0.

Hailey Resetar, South Fork

Year: Senior

Highlights: Headed to Columbia International next year to continue her soccer career, Resetar had a excellent season in goal for the Bulldogs and made 88 saves while allowing just 14 goals in 14 matches.

Honorable Mention

Natalya Paula, Treasure Coast junior

Lupita Vargas, Treasure Coast junior

Savannah Tatum, South Fork sophomore

Emma Stewart, South Fork sophomore

Kaylin Lingis, Martin County junior

Megan Murphy, Martin County junior

Sydney Katz, Pine School eighth grade

Justina Southern, Pine School senior

Milagros Ochagavia, Centennial junior

Jacey Lane, Lincoln Park Academy sophomore

Leah Murphy, Lincoln Park Academy junior

Ellamae Crooks, Master’s Academy freshman

Ariell Rivas, Jensen Beach sophomore

Peyton Zuloaga, Jensen Beach senior

Madison Coddington, Vero Beach senior

Mariah Plaza, Port St. Lucie sophomore

Chloe Raia, Port St. Lucie junior

Katelyn Cristaldi, John Carroll Catholic senior

Isabella Delledonne, Sebastian River sophomore

Ava Deperi, Sebastian River senior

Coach of the Year

Kyle Costigan, Treasure Coast

Highlights: A year after the program had its best season yet, under Costigan the Titans shook off a district final loss to Jupiter and knocked out the Warriors in a 7A regional quarterfinal and defeated Wellington in a regional semifinal before bowing out in Treasure Coast’s first appearance in a regional final match.

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