2023 News-Herald girls soccer all-stars


Jill Medvecky

Mentor, senior

Voices at pitch level don't get as encouraging or consistent as Medvecky. Very few are as impactful in plying their trade, either, as the Mentor senior goalkeeper is the 2023 News-Herald girls soccer player of the year. The Xavier recruit logged 111 saves and 12 clean sheets for the 14-6-1 Division I regional semifinalist Cardinals, conceding just 13 goals against one of Ohio's most demanding schedules. She was a second-team D-I All-Ohio and first-team all-Cleveland honoree. Her 38 career shutouts are a program record. She is Mentor's first N-H girls soccer player of the year since Alyssa Zuccaro in 2007, the first goalkeeper to capture the top N-H honor since Kirtland's Maddie Zuberer in 2015 and one of the best keepers The News-Herald coverage area has ever produced.


Ken Skilton, Mentor

Skilton does laudable work year in and year out with the Cardinals, but this was among his best work yet. Mentor had a seven-win year-over-year improvement, going from 7-8-4 last fall to 14-6-1 in 2023, with another D-I regional appearance to add to the Cardinals' extensive collection of those. Mentor never shies away from quality competition, and its ability to be so prepared and competitive vs. a daunting schedule is, in part, a testament to Skilton.


(in alphabetical order)

GK Stacy Barresi, Sr., Gilmour

1.21 GAA; 1st D2 CLE

MF Mary Isabella, Sr., Mayfield

14 goals, 4 assists; 1st D1 CLE, 1st WRC

F Evania McCandless, Sr., Berkshire

29 goals, 11 assists; 1st D2 CLE

F Reese Meister, Jr., Madison

23 goals, 11 assists; 1st D1 CLE, CVC POY

F Addie Nemeth, Sr., Gilmour

35 goals, 13 assists; 2nd D2 Ohio, 1st D2 CLE

F Jordan Rowan, Jr., Perry

37 goals, 7 assists; 2nd D2 Ohio, 1st D2 CLE

F Teagan Sprague, Sr., Chardon

20 goals, 7 assists; 1st D1 CLE, 1st WRC

F Brooklyn Steiner, Sr., Gilmour

21 goals, 11 assists; 1st D2 CLE

MF Cami Stella, Sr., Mayfield

14 goals, 12 assists; 2nd D1 Ohio, WRC POY

MF Eliza Wills, Sr., Wickliffe

14 goals, 8 assists; 1st D3 Ohio, D3 CLE POY


(in alphabetical order; goals-assists or GAA if available)

D Morgan Bell, Sr., North: 6-4; HM D1 CLE

F Marissa Betts, Sr., Brush: 29-5; 2nd D1 CLE

MF Adison Cook, So., West Geauga: 16-8; 1st D2 CLE

D Averie Hull, So., Mentor: 2-6; 2nd D1 CLE

F Kelly McCandless, So., Berkshire: 18-14; 1st D2 CLE

MF Dina Polanco, Jr., AOA: 23-4

MF Molly Snider, Sr., Mayfield: 10-2; HM D1 CLE

D Annabella Stoehr, Sr., Wickliffe: 10-6; 1st D3 CLE

F Makenzie Stuckert, Sr., Mentor: 12 goals; 2nd D1 CLE

MF Jayda White, Sr., Riverside: 6-3; 1st D1 CLE


(in alphabetical order; goals-assists or GAA if available)

D Julia Beard, Jr., Beaumont: 7 SOs; 1st D2 CLE

F Lindsay Burgess, Sr., Chagrin Falls: 3-6; 1st D2 CLE

GK Katia Blatnik, Sr., North: 1st D1 CLE

MF Reese Cochran, So., Kenston: 8-5; HM D2 CLE

D Addie Collins, Sr., Mentor: 3-3; HM D1 CLE

MF Skylar Duval-Lewis, Sr., Chardon: 9-12; HM D1 CLE

F Ava Gabriel, Jr., Wickliffe: 21-12; 1st D3 CLE

F Taryn Kozak, So., Beaumont: 16-3; 1st D2 CLE

MF Alyssa Lawson, Sr., Berkshire: 8-21; 1st D2 CLE

F Lillia VanKirk, Jr., Madison: 12-6; 2nd D1 CLE


Andrews Osborne: Nahia Cernada; Beachwood: Kylie Walters; Beaumont: Cassidy McDonald; Berkshire: Sarah Wendl; Brush: Brooklynn Vickers; Chagrin Falls: Bella Radomsky; Chardon: Haidyn Bunker; Cornerstone Christian: De'Asia Davis; Geneva: Avery Clark; Gilmour: Bella DiGeronimo; Harvey: Giselle Moreno; Hawken: Anya Stupica; Kenston: Olivia Muzzio; Kirtland: Stephanie Drazetic; Lake Catholic: Gigi DiDomenico; Madison: Claire Wakim; Mayfield: Allison Spencer; Mentor: Melissa Begovic; NDCL: Lexi Dobbert; North: Vanessa Anthony; Perry: Andora Porcello; Riverside: Abbey Taggart; South: Kaleigh Ramer; VASJ: Leah Davis; West Geauga: Savannah Swaye; Wickliffe: Tiana Torrence