PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Summer Reimet Senior Forward Ocean City
One of the most dynamic goal scorers in Cape-Atlantic League and South Jersey history, Reimet netted 62 goals this season, breaking the CAL record for goals in a season by one (Lauren Hartman of St. Joseph, 1999). Her 131 career goals are a new Cape May County record, breaking the mark of 126 set by Madie Gibson of Lower Cape May in 2014. A Division I Monmouth signee, Reimet accomplished her feats despite often being man-marked and double-teamed in most games this season. She drove Ocean City to a brilliant season that culminated with Cape-Atlantic League and South Jersey Coaches Cup championships. With a perfect combination of size, speed and technical ability, Reimet leaves a legacy as one of the best high school girls soccer players in Cape May County history.
FIRST TEAM (listed alphabetically)
Ivy Bolle Senior Forward Wildwood Catholic
A four-year varsity starter who scored 11 goals and had four assists this fall, Bolle helped Wildwood Catholic to a nine-win season highlighted by the program’s first state playoff victory in 21 years. Uses size and athleticism to put constant pressure on opposing backs. Finished her career with 35 goals.
Kimmy Casiello Senior Midfielder Wildwood Catholic
A four-year varsity starter who operated in the center of the park for the Crusaders this fall. Finished the season with five goals and five assists. An extremely hard worker who exhibits toughness and leadership, while also emerging as a force in the Crusaders’ transition from defense to offense.
Ciara DiMauro Junior Forward Middle Township
Exceptional athlete who’s one of the fastest players in South Jersey. Voted team MVP by her teammates, DiMauro scored 24 goals this fall. Although she possesses a sniper’s mentality, DiMauro also proved her unselfishness by also registering 12 assists. A three-year starter who often scored big goals against her team’s toughest opponents.
Reagan Flickinger Freshman Back Wildwood Catholic
A very fast and athletic player, Flickinger stepped into the crucial role of center back as a freshman and performed admirably. Has poise under pressure, links well with her midfield teammates and recovers well in transition. Posted one goal and one assist.
Riley Fortna Junior Back Ocean City
An incredible one-v.-one defender who has emerged as one of the best center backs/sweepers in South Jersey. Fortna anchored a defense that featured two underclassmen on the outsides. She helped the Raiders record 11 clean sheets and is a major reason why the team conceded just 15 goals across 23 games.
Tessa Heuber Sophomore Midfield Lower Cape May
An attacking midfielder who plays centrally as well as out wide, Heuber has used her speed and technical ability to become of the team’s best chance creators. Often targeted extensively when the ball comes to her feet, Heuber can be counted on to play the right ball at the right time. Finished season with four goals and two assists.
Kasey McDonnell Senior Back Ocean City
A center back/stopper who consistently disrupts transitions, McDonnell was one of the CAL’s best at denying chances for opposing teams. Can be counted on to neutralize opposing strikers and prevent many shots from simply being attempted. Joined teammate Riley Fortna to create as formidable of a stopper/sweeper tandem as there is in South Jersey.
Elaina Nelson Senior Back Middle Township
Four-year varsity starter who played as a defender for the first time this fall. Creates dangerous chances for her team’s offense through her sublime service on free kicks. Can easily relieve pressure on her team’s back line and goalkeeper through clearances that often sail more than 50 yards. A hard worker and team leader.
Kaydence Oakley Junior Midfield Wildwood
One of the top talents in the county, Oakley recorded new program records for goals in a game with seven and goals in a season with 34 this fall. A technically gifted player with blazing speed and the ability to violently strike the ball with both feet, Oakley was the driving force to any success an otherwise inexperienced Wildwood team had this fall.
Brianna Robinson Senior Goalkeeper Middle Township
Previously a midfielder or marking back, Robinson voluntarily transitioned to goalkeeper as a senior and enjoyed a fine season by using her athleticism to overcome her inexperience at the position. Registered seven shutouts and recorded 137 saves on the season.
Olivia Sgrignioli Sophomore Midfield Middle Township
Began the season as a forward but switched to center midfielder due to injury to a teammate. Her vast technical ability, field vision and speed allows her to thrive in dangerous areas. Voted Offensive Player of the Year by her teammates, Sgrignioli ended the season with 20 goals and a team-high 16 assists.
Hope Slimmer Senior Midfield Ocean City
The quarterback of an explosive offensive team, Slimmer led the state with 43 assists, often linking with teammate Summer Reimet for many goals for a 21-win Raider team. A highly technically skilled player, Slimmer controls the pace of play and consistently finds teammates’ feet with perfectly-weighted passes. A Division I College of Charleston signee, Slimmer finished the season with eight goals.
COACH’S CHOICE (unsung hero, nominated by team’s head coach)
Julia Belansen Senior Back Wildwood Catholic
Imene Fathi Senior MF/GK Wildwood
McKenna Gregory Junior Midfield Middle Township
Coryn McDonnell Freshman Midfield Ocean City
Logan McKeown Junior Back Lower Cape May
HONORABLE MENTION (listed alphabetically)
Maya Benichou Junior Back Wildwood
Skyla Bowyer Senior Back Middle Township
Kalei Budney Junior Forward Wildwood
Amanda Daino Freshman Back Cape May Tech
Alex Garcia Senior Midfield Cape May Tech
Alyssa Gery Junior Back Cape May Tech
Sianna King Sophomore Midfield Lower Cape May
Bella Lund Freshman Midfield Lower Cape May
Kaitlyn McGuigan Sophomore Back Lower Cape May
Kara McLaughlin Senior Back Wildwood
Hailey Pinto Senior Goalkeeper Cape May Tech
Nola Quinn Sophomore Forward Wildwood Catholic
Kaia Ray Freshman Goalkeeper Lower Cape May
Tori Vliet Junior Goalkeeper Ocean City
(Note: All-stars were selected through a committee that consisted of coaches and CoastSportsToday.com staff.)