5 PLAY­ERS TO WATCH

The News-Times - - SPORTS - Jane Charl­ton, New Canaan

The New Canaan ju­nior mid­fielder is a weapon on both sides of the field. She’s one of the Rams’ top of­fen­sive weapons and has helped make the de­fense for­mi­da­ble as well. An All-State First Team selec­tion as a sopho­more, Charl­ton has com­mit­ted to play at Duke.

An­nie Eddy, Cheshire

A four-year star for the Rams, the se­nior at­tack passed the

200-goal milestone this sea­son and has 212 goals and 77 as­sists in her ca­reer. The All-Amer­i­can has tied Cheshire’s sin­gle-sea­son record for goals (89) and has helped Cheshire

(16-2) earn the No. 1 seed for the Class L tour­na­ment. She’ll be a key for the Rams as they at­tempt to break through for their first state cham­pi­onship.

Ash­ley Humphrey, Darien

The Blue Wave fea­tures many of­fen­sive weapons, and the All-Amer­i­can Humphrey, a ju­nior, is the straw that stirs the drink on at­tack. The Stan­ford-com­mit is an as­sist ma­chine and seems to be at her best in big games. In two wins over ri­val New Canaan, she had nine points on three goals and six as­sists, and also had five goals and three as­sists in Darien’s FCIAC semi­fi­nal vic­tory over Wil­ton.

Rachel Miko­lay, New Fair­field

Two-time de­fend­ing Class S cham­pion New Fair­field heads into state play­offs with a 17-1 record and the No. 1 seed. One of the Rebels’ big­gest weapons is in the net, where se­nior goalie Rachel Miko­lay is wrap­ping up a stel­lar ca­reer. The three-year starter was the MVP of the state fi­nal as a sopho­more and has been on a hot streak of late, in­clud­ing an 11-save per­for­mance in the SWC fi­nal. She’ll play at Elon Univer­sity in North Carolina next year.

Ni­co­lette Spot­low, Guil­ford

Spot­low, a se­nior mid­fielder, has helped lead the Guil­ford In­di­ans to one of the best sea­sons in pro­gram his­tory, as they’ve gone 16-2 and are out­right SCC cham­pi­ons for the first time. Spot­low set a school record with 69 goals last sea­son, and is within strik­ing dis­tance of that mark with 56 goals this spring. For her ca­reer she has racked up 223 goals and 82 as­sists.

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