Friday, April 1, 2011

Girls Soccer Preview: Top Seniors & College Commitments

Taking a look at the top senior girls soccer players along with where they'll be playing next year.

Olivia Brannon, M – Arguably the top player in the state is finally back and healthy for Troy Athens this season. Brannon has signed on to play with Virginia next season.

Nicki Caruso, F – Named to the all-state team last year, Caruso is one of eight returning starters from Novi’s state title team last season. Caruso will be playing for Michigan State next season.

Emily Dzik, M – Should help pace Troy on both ends of the field this season as the Colts look to return to the state semifinals. Dzik signed on to play for Eastern Michigan earlier this year.

Nikki Greenhalgh, F – Another top offensive player returning for Novi should help make the Wildcats as dangerous as anyone. Greenhalgh has signed with Wisconsin.

Marisa Kozikowski, D – One of, if not the top defenders in the county should help make a outstanding duo with Brannon for Troy Athens this season. Kozikowski is heading to Eastern Michigan.

Molly Krick, M – The third of Novi’s big three offensive threats should be just as good as anybody this season. Krick will be joining Kozikowski and Dzik at Eastern Michigan next season.

Martha Stevens, M – Possibly the top two way threat in the county for Birmingham Marian, with her ability to create for herself and others on the offensive end and shut down the opposition on defense. Stevens is yet another Oakland County soccer player to be taking her talents to Eastern Michigan.

Gabby Gauruder, GK – Gauruder should help ease in a new backline for Novi this season who graduated three starting defenders last season. Gauruder will be joining Caruso at Michigan State next season.

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