2017 Watch List: Top 40 Illinois Girls Forwards

A year ago at Lincoln-Way Central, Madde Elliott (pictured) made a name for herself as a freshman. After a family move, Elliott will be a newcomer again, this time at Hinsdale Central.

And in soccer rich Hinsdale, it seems as though the rich just got richer for coach Michael Smith.

Elliott is one of our top 40 forwards to watch this spring in Illinois. The others include: Alton’s Annabelle Copeland, Fenwick’s Lauren Stibich, Geneva’s Jenna Dominguez, Wheaton Academy’s Gretchen Pearson, Columbia’s Blair Wittenbrink, Plainfield East’s Katie Schwartz, Quincy’s Schay Mulherin, Metea Valley’s Jade Eriksen-Russo, Belleville East’s Grace Brauer, Maine South’s Annika Schmidt, York’s Margaret Bleyer, Collinsville’s Emily Holten, Lyons’ Jenna Fuller, Plainfield North’s Megan Breier, Lake Zurich’s Rebecca Kubin, Belleville West’s Taylor Mathenia, Granite City’s Grace Neidhardt, Tinley Park’s Carolina Carillo, St. Charles North’s Gia Wahlberg, Neuqua Valley’s Haley Singer, Batavia’s Keegan Maris, Andrew’s Brooke Zidek, Champaign Centennial’s Willa Olson, Grayslake North’s Lauren Davis, Providence’s Karli Boyd, Oswego East’s Taylor Peck, O’Fallon’s Sam Stutsman, Stagg’s Veronica Stafira, Edwardsville’s Abigail Crabtree, Normal’s Sarah Lafayette, Vernon Hills’ Alex Ludolph, Manteno’s Jordyn Shipp, Glenbrook South’s Lily Sands, Quincy’s Samantha Ward, Dixon’s Alexis Langloss, United’s Ryleigh O’Brien, Plainfield Central’s Erin Graefen, Champaign Centennial’s Payton Thompson and Rockford Christian’s Hillary Noakes. #PrepSoccerReport