Alex Byers, sr., Cardinal Mooney
To her credit: Defensive midfielders hardly get the accolades that their offensive-minded peers attain, but Byers is that exception due to doing all the dirty work as Mooney's captain. She also contributed nine goals and eight assists, which are gaudy numbers for someone playing a defensive-minded position.
Fast fact: Favorite hobbies include scuba diving and random road trips with friends.
Up next: Plans to play club soccer at Auburn University.
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Sydney Cornell, soph., Manatee
To her credit: One of Manatee's dangerous forwards, Cornell was deadly up front with 14 goals and 18 assists in leading the Hurricanes to a district championship.
Fast fact: She's got athleticism in her blood as her father played football at Cardinal Mooney.
Up next: Plans on attending several camps, participating in SPARQ - an eight-week training program - and training with her club team this summer.
Sophia Falco, soph., Lakewood Ranch
To her credit: The Mustangs' second-leading scorer this past winter, Sophia Falco, a forward, beat opposing keepers 22 times to complete Lakewood Ranch's top-tier attack.
Fast fact: The Falcos' oldest sister, Gabrielle, is a freshman rower at Duke University after a standout soccer and track career at Riverview.
Up next: Just a sophomore, Falco is expected to be the feature player in Lakewood Ranch's attack next season.
Talia Falco, sr., Lakewood Ranch
To her credit: Working in tandem with younger sister, Sophia, the elder Falco forward bagged a team-leading 30 goals this past season.
Fast fact: Also a member of the Mustangs track and field team, Talia Falco recently earned a bronze medal in the high jump at the Class 3A state meet.
Up next: She will hang up the soccer cleats for track and field at Kent State University.
Skylar Jungers, soph., Cardinal Mooney
To her credit: In her second season with the Cougars, Jungers's versatility in attack from the wing resulted in 20 goals.
Fast fact: She came to the Cougars already with varsity experience, having played with the Out-of-Door Academy varsity in middle school.
Up next: Jungers is expected back at Mooney as a leader on the pitch.
Maddison Krstec, soph., Lakewood Ranch
To her credit: Despite doing lots of distributing as Lakewood Ranch's midfield general, Krstec was the Mustangs' third-leading scorer with 19 goals. And she accomplished that number while suffering a concussion, ankle sprain and knee injury during the season.
Fast fact: Krstec dreams of playing for the United States Women's National Team in 10 years.
Up next: She was selected to the Olympic Development Program's Florida State team, which travels to Alabama for games in July.
Katie Lang, sr., Out-of-Door Academy
To her credit: Lang scored 13 goals and had 14 assists as ODA's playmaking midfielder. She was a key reason the Thunder secured the program's first district title.
Fast fact: Her favorite aspect of soccer is the team bonding, while her parents and soccer coaches have had the biggest influence on her.
Up next: Lang plans to play intramural soccer at Florida State University next year.
Kendall McNab, sr., Braden River
To her credit: McNab was a midfield maestro. Pirates head coach Don Engelberger said she has great field awareness and is a tough competitor. Those factors are key reasons why McNab is slated to play soccer at the next level.
Fast fact: Her favorite movie is the soccer flick "She's the Man."
Up next: McNab is hoping to recover from a recent ankle fracture in time to play for Florida Southern next season.
Carly Provan, sr., Braden River
To her credit: Provan, a forward, pushed through a sophomore slump to become the most prolific scorer in Braden River's girls soccer program history. Provan, who scored just 10 goals as a sophomore, finished with the school's career record with 58 goals.
Fast fact: Her favorite school subject is math because there is a definite answer the teacher can't debate.
Up next: Provan plans to attend the University of Florida and major in nursing.
Meredith Roberts, jr., Manatee
To her credit: A potent goal-scoring forward, Roberts added 12 assists to go with her 19 goals that led the Hurricanes, who scored 67 goals this season as a team.
Fast fact: Her favorite school subject is science, specifically anatomy and physiology because she loves studying the muscles and bones of the body.
Up next: A verbal commit to Florida Atlantic, she plans on training with other Class of 2016 FAU commits at the Owls soccer facilities.
Jessica Schafer, jr., Manatee
To her credit: The key figure in Manatee's high-octane attack, Schafer's excelled at distribution. The forward had 23 assists and added 11 goals.
Fast fact: Not just an athlete, Schafer also has racked up honors in school. She has been named to the National Honor Society, honor roll and Science National Honors Society while taking AP classes.
Up next: Schafer plans to attend various college camps this summer, while training for the upcoming club and high school seasons.
BAYSHORE -- Reesie Karkoff, soph.
BRADEN RIVER -- Carley Engelberger, sr.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN -- Emily Malcom, jr.; Sam Miller, sr.; Maddie Cusack, sr.; Maddie Valadie, jr.
CARDINAL MOONEY -- Sarah Quick, sr.
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Hannah Miller, jr.; Nicole Wurster, jr.; Julia Ortiz, jr.
MANATEE -- Brianna Blethen, jr.; Katie Christianson, jr.; Rebecca Byrnes, sr.
OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY -- Sierra Dickerson, jr.; Kimmy Comito, sr.; Natalie Gorji, seventh; Chloe Spingler, eighth.
PALMETTO -- Jade Adams, sr.
SOUTHEAST -- Melissa Pineda, soph.; Emma Bartges, sr.; Alex Tolksdorf, soph.; Jamie Cline, soph.
--By Jason Dill, Herald sports reporter