FLINT – The girls high school soccer tournament starts Tuesday in Michigan and several Flint-area teams could do well.
The district tournament runs through June 5, the regionals are June 8-12, the semifinals will be played June 15-16 and the state championship games are June 18-19.
Here’s a look at some players to watch, presented in alphabetical order.
Grace Cameron, Powers Catholic
Only a freshman, Cameron is one of the top defenders for a team that has allowed one goal six times and posted three shutouts in 14 games.
Haley Ferguson, Davison
Ferguson has helped Davison to a 10-6-3 record and second-place finish in the Saginaw Valley League. Her highlights include a four-goal game in an 8-0 victory over Bay City Central and a hat trick in a 9-3 win over Bay City Western.
Ashtyn Gocha, Linden
The Eagles goalkeeper has been almost impossible to beat this season, allowing just three goals in helping Linden post a 14-0-1 record. She gave up one goal apiece to Clio, Powers Catholic and Lake Fenton. Surprisingly, she was only named second-team All-Metro League.
Julia Hameline, Flushing
Hamelin was named to the All-Metro League first team. A junior, she helped the Raiders finish second in the Flint Metro League with a 10-1 record.
Makayla Hart, Goodrich
Hart’s highlights include scoring all three goals in a 3-0 win over Fenton, getting another hat trick in a 6-0 victory over Holly and bagging three more in a 10-0 win over Corunna. The Martians have an 8-6-1 record.
Molly James, Linden
James is a center defender for the Eagles but has scored as many goals as some forwards on other teams with eight. She also has six assists for a 14-0-1 team.
Allison Mainenbrook, Swartz Creek
The freshman center defender has been responsible for helping shut down opposing forwards. She has two goals and three assists for the Dragons (5-5-4).
Marisa Metzger, Grand Blanc
The senior center back, who has signed with Purdue-Fort Wayne, started every game for the Bobcats as a sophomore and was named to the All-Saginaw Valley League first team. This season, she has helped Grand Blanc to a 13-2-3 record and the SVL championship.
Bella Reitano, Lake Fenton
Reitano was named to the All-Metro League first team after helping the Blue Devils finish third with a 9-2 record. Her highlights include getting a hat trick and one assist in a 6-1 win over Brandon.
Maryn Rettenmund, Linden
The sophomore forward has 19 goals and 12 assists in 15 games this season. She was first-team All-Metro League.
Kendall Scribner, Holly
Scribner has signed to play for Indiana Tech next season. Her highlights include two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over Brandon, three goals and an assist in an 8-0 win over Corunna, and two goals in a 6-0 win over Owosso.
Sarah Strauss, Swartz Creek
A junior defender, Strauss has set-up teammates this season with 15 assists and three goals in 14 games for the 5-5-4 Dragons.
Brooklyn Thuma, Flushing
Thuma is one of the top players for a Flushing team that has put together a 14-3-1 record this season. Her highlights include scoring two goals in a 3-2 win over Ortonville Brandon. She made the All-Metro first team.
Natalie Vance, Powers Catholic
The versatile sophomore is a defender, midfielder and forward for the Chargers. In 14 games this season, she has eight goals and three assists.
Lauren Wilson, Grand Blanc
Wilson has been one of the most consistent scorers for the SVL champions. Her highlights include two goals and an assist in a 7-0 win over Saginaw Heritage, a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over Lapeer, and scoring the Bobcats’ only goal in a 1-1 tie with Powers Catholic.