2017 Watch List: Top 25 Illinois Girls Defenders

They share the same first name and also do the same job – secure the backline.

To top it off, Cary-Grove sophomore Maddie Jannusch and Chatham Glenwood senior Maddie Klintworth are two of our 25 defenders to watch this spring in Illinois.

The others include: Cary-Grove’s Maddie Jannusch, Rockford-Boylan’s Allyson Viederis, Barrington’s Jackie Batliner, O’Fallon’s Tamia Cash, Chatham Glenwood’s Maddie Klintworth, Lockport’s Jamie Hansen, Lake Forest’s Gwen Walker, Springfield’s Sarah Wagner, Champaign Centennial’s Casey Lavin, Sandburg’s Sydney Rudny, Waterloo’s Sierra Berg, Fremd’s Julia Szylke, Freeport’s Sam Brooks, Loyola’s Riley Burns, Lane’s Alana Coffman, Stagg’s Emily Stefan, Downers Grove North’s Francesca Marconi, Geneva’s Leah Groven, Lincoln-Way East’s Lauren Sandberg, Naperville North’s Morgan Krause, Normal’s Sydney Lighty, Prairie Ridge’s Gabrielle Fanning, Pekin’s Jaylyn Smith, Plainfield South’s Madison Ourada and Collinsville’s Dayle McEwen. #PrepSoccerReport