The TSSAA girls state soccer tournament begins on Wednesday at Murfreesboro’s Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
Here is a look at this week’s tournament.
15 players to watch
Tally Bishop, Father Ryan: The senior forward has committed to Western Kentucky.
Reyna Coston, Maryville: The freshman forward has 29 goals and nine assists.
Madisson Davis, White House: The program’s all-time leading scorer has 53 goals and 17 assists.
Peyton DePriest, Franklin: The MTSU commitment has 25 goals and 12 assists in 15 games.
Allie Dunn, Grace Christian: The Arkansas commitment has 76 goals and 21 assists.
Kenzie Ellenburg, Greeneville: The Tusculum commitment has 49 goals and 21 assists.
Carly Fee, Lincoln County: The Alabama-Huntsville commitment was the District 8-AAA Midfielder of the Year.
Wrenne French, BGA: The midfield standout has committed to Tennessee.
Lexie Hayes, Clarksville: The Trevecca commitment was the District 10-AAA Co-MVP.
Morgan Hutchison, McMinn County: The Presbyterian commitment and program’s all-time leading scorer has 36 goals this season.
Courtney Rabb, USN: The junior forward has 25 goals and nine assists.
Jenna Rolfe, Ensworth: The senior goalkeeper has limited opponents to 13 goals and has 140 saves.
Jessica Sallah, Greeneville: The senior forward has 36 goals and 12 assists.
Madison Smith, Franklin: The Ole Miss commitment has helped the Lady Rebels to 11 shutouts.
Kayla Wegner, CPA: The freshman goalkeeper has 14 shutouts and has allowed only 15 goals.
3 story lines to follow
Back for more: All four of the defending state champions — Houston (Class AAA), Greeneville (Class A/AA), Briarcrest (DII-AA) and Evangelical Christian (DII-A) — return, and three of the 2015 state runner-up squads — Clarksville (Class AAA), Chattanooga Christian (Class A/AA) and BGA (DII-A) — are back in the field as well.
Lofty status: Houston has lost just one match over the past four seasons, a 3-1 setback to Clarksville in the 2014 state championship match. The Lady Mustangs (17-0-2) are seven-time state champions and are ranked sixth nationally. Their only blemishes are scoreless ties against Briarcrest Christian and St. George’s. Houston — which has outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 82-2 — didn’t trail this season until Arlington scored first in Saturday’s sectional match, a 2-1 overtime win.
By the numbers: Two of the Class A-AA squads — Grace Christian and Greeneville — have scored 192 and 186 goals, respectively, combining to score double-figure goals in 20 matches. Allie Dunn has compiled a TSSAA record 76 goals this season to go along with 21 assists, and she is tied for the career goals mark with 215.
State championship predictions
Class A/AA: Greeneville over Grace Christian
Class AAA: Houston over Collierville
Division II-A: Battle Ground Academy over Evangelical Christian School.
Division II-AA: Briarcrest Christian over Father Ryan
Reach Craig Harris at 615-259-8238 and on Twitter @CHTennessean.