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    Girls soccer preview: Orange County Top 10 players to watch
    • November 11, 2023

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    Jaiden Anderson, Huntington Beach, Sr., forward

    The recent USC signee might be the county’s most athletic player with her combination of size and speed. The reigning Surf League MVP netted 29 goals last season.

    Faith George, Santa Margarita, Sr., forward

    The reigning Orange County player of the year and recent USC signee is an elite finisher, especially in pressure situations. The Trinity League MVP scored 26 goals last season to help lead the Eagles to CIF-SS Division 1 and CIF SoCal regional titles.

    Avarie Gonzalez, Los Alamitos, So., GK

    The acrobatic goalie is already a co-captain as a sophomore. She earned second-team All-County honors last season in helping the Griffins finish as the Division 1 and SoCal Regional runner-up.

    Los Alamitos’ goalkeeper Avarie Gonzalez blocks a shot in the first half of a CIF Southern California Regional Division I championship game against Santa Margarita, March 4, 2023.(Photo by Steven Georges, Contributing Photographer)

    Sadie Hoch, Newport Harbor, Sr., midfielder

    The Surf League is loaded with talented midfielders. Count Hoch, a Texas commit, as one of the best.

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    Molly MacMillan, Santa Margarita, Sr., midfielder

    The recent Texas signee returns as a key player for the reigning Division 1 and SoCal Regional champion. She earned first-team All-County honors last season.

    Peyton Marinos, JSerra, So., forward

    The speedy striker with a booming kick burst onto the scene last season. Look for her to remain a force.

    Daphne Nakfoor, JSerra, Sr., goalie

    There are several up-and-coming goalies in the county but the UCLA-committed Nakfoor is definitely one to remember.

    Isis Salazar, Ocean View, Sr., forward

    The multi-talented Salazar, who kicked extra-points during football, returns after scoring 45 goals last season. She is the reigning Golden West League MVP.

    Peyton Trayer, Santa Margarita, So., GK

    The first-team All-County selection is coming back from injury. When healthy, she’s tough to beat. The reigning CIF-SS Division 1 player of the year blocked three shots in penalty kicks against Los Alamitos last season in the finals.

    Viviana Zacarias, Los Alamitos, Jr., midfielder

    Zacarias, a Colorado commit and co-captain, is one of the county’s most dynamic playmakers. She is a dangerous scorer and passer.

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