All-Bronx Girl’s Soccer Honors

Bronx Science’s Gianna Finz, the All-Bronx player of the years, helped take her team to the PSAL Class A title game.
Photo by Joseph Staszewski

Two of the Bronx’s top girl’s soccer programs fell just short of finishing fantastic seasons with championships. Bronx Science could not claim a second straight PSAL Class A title when it fell to rival Beacon in the title game after an extended shootout. Riverdale also pushed its NYSAISAA championship game past regulation before dropping a 1-0 overtime decision to Holy Child.

Fieldston and Horace Mann again had strong seasons in the Ivy League and Cardinal Spellman and Preston were pushed in the first year of intersectional crossovers games the CHSAA. Truman took home the PSAL Class B Bronx division crown. Here are the players who made it all happen and deemed the borough’s best.

All-Bronx Girl’s Soccer Player of the Year:

Gianna Finz, Bronx Science

Finz had to watch from the sidelines last season while recovering from a torn ACL. She made good use of her time back on the pitch this season. The junior forward was the Wolverines’ most productive offensive player and also one of its hardest workers. Finz scored 25 goals, including two in a regular season win over rival Beacon, and dished out 10 assists to help Science again reach the PSAL Class A final.

All-Bronx Girl’s Soccer Coach of the Year:

Orlando Osorio, Riverdale

Osorio has gone wire to wire in recent years with talented teams expected to be champions. This season was a bit different when the Falcons lost two of their first three league games. Osorio pulled things together and Riverdale rattled off a 14-game unbeaten streak before falling in overtime to Holy Child in the NYSAISAA final. It further shows his ability to motivate and get the most out of his squads.

All-Bronx Girl’s Soccer First Team:

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Chloe Chasanoff, Fieldston

The senior has been a stalwart for the Falcons during her career and this season was no different. She formed a dangerous scoring duo with Hanna Kaeser and kept Fieldston among the top teams in the Ivy League.

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Madeline Giannini, Preston

The junior is as crafty as they come at the midfield. Giannini is superb with the ball at her feet with her and has the ability to dribble around and well past defenders. Those skilled helped her score 19 goals.

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Amaris Hemmings, Riverdale

There may not be a faster or more dangerous scorer in the city than Hemmings. The junior was the Falcons top scorer with her ability to break free to goal in the blink of an eye. She had 12 goals and eight assists and tallied the winner in the NYSAISAA semifinals.

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Madeline Hopper, Riverdale

The junior has become one of the steadiest and most relied upon players for coach Orlando Osorio. Hopper helped the Falcons control play and was one of the offensive spark plugs with five goals and seven assists for a team that reached the NYSAISAA final.

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Hanna Kaeser, Fieldston

Kaeser is a sight to be seen with the ball at her feet. The senior’s creativity and smarts make her one of the toughest players for a defenses to contain. She is can score in the blink of an eye and many time in dramatic fashion. No moment is too big for her.

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Jennifer Kronish, Riverdale

Kronish has matured into one of the city’s most reliable and keepers. Her instincts, athleticism and long frame make her a handful to get a ball past The junior made 150 saves and helped Riverdale post a school record 10 shutouts.

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Sarah Tiffany, Riverdale

A 14-game unbeaten streak doesn’t come without a strong defense. The junior sweeper was the anchor of that unit. Her instincts and speed allowed her to outwork and outthink opposing offenses.

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Catherine Foy, Bronx Science

Foy become the unquestioned leader of a Bronx Science defense filled with talented players. The provided poise and athleticism in the back. She even scored twice and dished out an assist.

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Alex Scheman, Bronx Science

Scheman was the star of last season’s city final and continued that momentum into this year. The senior created scoring chance after scoring chance despite plenty of defensive attention. She scored nine goals and had four assists.

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Sydney Watson, Horace Mann

There was no sophomore slump for the talented striker. Watson, one of the city’s best and most creative finishers, continued to be the focal point of the offense. She helped lead the Lions to a win over rival Riverdale.

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ToniAnne Monti, Cardinal Spellman

The senior was the back bone of the Pilots defense and a leader on an off the field. Monti’s instincts and aggressiveness made her a handful for offensive players to try to elude when going to goal.

All-Bronx Girl’s Soccer Honorable Mention

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Christine Albin, Preston

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Lillian Barreto, Truman

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Livi Block, Fieldston

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Domenika Bunjaj, Cardinal Spellman

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Romina Jara, Christopher Columbus

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Amanda Kahn, Bronx Science

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Nicole Kibler, Preston

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Dalia Martin, Truman

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Samantha Rosette, Riverdale-Kingsbridge

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Ashley Pacheco, Christopher Columbus

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Isabella Pecorari, Bronx Science

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Sydney Rodriguez, DeWitt Clinton

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Teresa Tartarone, Cardinal Spellman

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Rachel Trebach, Horace Mann

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Sofia Vainesman, Bronx Science

Reach Sports Editor Joseph Staszewski at jstaszewski@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @CNG_Staszewski.
Riverdale’s Orlando Osorio, the All-Bronx coach of the year, led his team to the title game.
Photo by Joseph Staszewski

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