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Top 10 Women’s Football Performance in the 2022 High School State Championship Finals

Four Michigan high school football teams lifted state championship trophies over the weekend at DeMartin Stadium in East Lansing, and there was no shortage of outstanding performances this past weekend of the season.

Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, Williamston and Royal Oak Shrine took home the top prize in their respective divisions, but they weren’t the only teams to boast impressive players on Friday and Saturday.

Follow the top 10 State Finals players this weekend.

Photos from the D2 Girls' Football Championship at DeMartin Football Field on June 18, 2022.

Isa Agrusso of Bloomfield Hills Marian slides in front of a goaltender during the D2 Girls’ Football Championship at DeMartin Football Field, June 18, 2022.Ryan Sun | [email protected]

Isa Agrusso, Bloomfield Hills Marian

The senior linebacker and future Michigan State footballer tied the score at 1 in the eighth minute of the Marian Division 2 title game against Forest Hills Central in an outstanding individual effort in which she outran a pair of FHC defenders while maintaining ample control. ball to land a glancing shot past Rangers goaltender Ava Wilberding. Agrusso went out on a scary play with 2:43 left in the second half when she collided with Wilberding as two players raced for the ball in the box. Agrusso bore the brunt of the contact as Wilberding’s upper body crushed Marian Sr., but she returned to play with 1:40 left in the competition.

Ava Badallo, Bloomfield Hills

The senior forward gave Bloomfield Hills State’s first finalist a 1-0 lead six minutes into the second half of the Division 1 title game against Northville, then scored the Black Hawks’ game-tying goal in the shootout after ” Mustangs leveled the score. game at the score of 1 15 minutes before the end of regular time. Badallo’s clutch penalty gave Bloomfield Hills a 4–1 shootout victory and secured the first girls’ football championship in the young history of the program, which was formed in 2013 after the merger of Andover and Lacer High Schools.

Photos from the D3 Girls' Soccer Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.

Liz Bellinger of Williamston (19) runs forward during the D3 Girls’ Football Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.Ryan Sun | [email protected]

Liz Bellinger, Williamston

The senior linebacker energized her team by scoring one of the best goals you’ll see at school level during Williamston’s 3-2 return win over Hudsonville Unity Christian in the Division 3 Finals. When the Hornets trailed by 2 : 1 in the 70th minute, Bellinger hit a 45-yard free kick over the outstretched arm of Unity’s Christian goaltender Morgan Scholten into the top corner to equalize and lead Williamston to their first state title. Bellinger finished with four shots, including two shots.

Photos from the D3 Girls' Soccer Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.

Kaylie Douglas of Williamston (12) tackles the ball during the D3 Girls’ Football Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.Ryan Sun | [email protected]

Kaylie Douglas, Williamston

The senior forward scored two of Williamston’s goals in a 3-2 win over Unity Christian, the first of which came in a seven-minute penalty after Crusaders goaltender Morgan Scholten was whistled for knocking down a Hornets player » during the sprint. to the free ball in the box. Douglas later added an assist to the Hornets’ game-winning goal when she outpointed Unity Christian for possession near the corner of the box and then passed the ball to Breuer Fenech, who netted once with 1:21 left in the second half.

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– Brigitte Drouillard of the Royal Oak Shrine (left) tries to keep the ball off Ellie Batts of Kalamazoo Christian during an MHSAA Division 4 Girls State Football Championship game on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the DeMartin Football Complex in East Lansing, State Michigan. Patrick Notaft | MLive.comPatrick Notaft | MLive.com

Bridget Drouillard, Royal Oak Temple

The senior linebacker helped Shrine to her second state title in three seasons by scoring his team’s goal in a 1-0 win over Kalamazoo Christian in the Division 4 Final. Less than a minute into the first half, Drouillard took a throw-in from the sideline, then brought the ball to the goal line, after which he made an accurate pass to junior Nora Tisco, who hit the net with her head. Defensively, Drouillard played the entire game and helped K-Christian limit his powerful offense to seven shots.

Photos from the D3 Girls' Soccer Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.

Williamston celebrates defeating Hudsonville Unity Christian during the D3 Girls’ Football Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.Ryan Sun | [email protected]

Breuer Fenech, Williamston

The junior winger completed Williamston’s incredible comeback with a textbook one-shot after an assist from Kaley Douglas, who shot the ball into a spot that allowed Fenech to volley and past Unity goaltender Christian Morgan Scholten with 1:21 left. in the Division 3 title game. Fenech’s goal was Williamston’s second in the last 10 minutes and helped the Hornets to their first state championship.

Photos from the D2 Girls' Football Championship at DeMartin Football Field on June 18, 2022.

Terin Hallock of Forest Hills Central (23) passes Bloomfield Hills defenseman Marian during the Girls’ D2 Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.Ryan Sun | [email protected]

Therin Hallock, Central Forest Hills

The future Michigan Spartan basketball player felt right at home in East Lansing, using her lightning speed to create chance after chance in the Rangers’ 2-1 victory over Bloomfield Hills Marian in the Division 2 title game. Hallock ended the game with four hits on goal, the first of which gave FHC a 1–0 lead in less than five minutes as the multisport star headed the ball into the net after an accurate pass from a teammate. Daley Tucker. Hallock narrowly missed another goal in the closing seconds of the first half when she landed a shot into the hands of goalkeeper Marian Dani Mertz and then rebounded into the net just a fraction of a second after the half-time signal rang.

Photos from the D3 Girls' Soccer Championship at DeMartin Soccer Field on June 18, 2022.

Ava Lutke of Hudsonville Unity (15) tackles the ball during the D3 Girls Soccer Championship at DeMartin Football Field on June 18, 2022.Ryan Sun | [email protected]

Ava Lutke, Hudsonville Unity Christian

The freshman hitter came into the game with 25 goals and 18 assists, and she showed great poise on the big stage, narrowly missing Unity Christian to another state title. Lutke gave the Crusaders a 2-1 lead midway through the second half with a beautiful cross from Jesse Postma that Williamston goalie Abby Pieper couldn’t stop. Lütke landed five shots, including a hard free throw from 30 yards, which required a jump save from Piper midway through the first half.

Bloomfield Hills won the MHSAA Division 1 Girls' State Football Championship

The Bloomfield Hills women’s soccer team poses for a photo after defeating Northville 2-1 in a shootout in the MHSAA Division I Women’s Soccer State Final at DeMartin Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.Patrick Notaft | MLive.com

Jenika Opdal, Bloomfield Hills

The sophomore goaltender made four regular-time saves, including a pair of stoppages in highlights with less than 20 minutes left in Bloomfield Hills’ Division 1 championship game against Northville. The Mustangs eventually beat Opdal to equalize at 1 with 15 minutes left in the second half, but she stepped up during the ensuing shootout, stopping two of Northville’s three attempts to give the Black Hawks a 4–1 lead on penalties. kick session.

Photos from the D2 Girls' Football Championship at DeMartin Football Field on June 18, 2022.

Forest Hills Central celebrates victory over Bloomfield Hills Marian during the D2 Girls Soccer Championship at DeMartin Football Field on June 18, 2022.Ryan Sun | [email protected]

Stella Sutton, Central Forest Hills

The senior midfielder gave FHC a 2-1 lead over Bloomfield Hills Marian with less than nine minutes left in their Division 2 title match and although it seemed unlikely that her early goal would be the winner of the game, both teams went into a defensive position and prevented another goal. in the last 71 minutes. Sutton’s decisive score was a header from a corner kick by Lauren Cochenash and she almost gave Rangers a 3–1 lead with 12 minutes left in the game, but her shot was stopped by goalkeeper Marian Dani Merz.

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