The Ohio High School Athletic Association state girls soccer playoffs begin Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Greater Cincinnati is annually well-represented in the top tier of talent across the state.
Here are some of the top players and teams to watch out for heading into playoff action.
Here are some athletes The Enquirer didn't list in its top players to watch (or only listed in honorable mention) that have had excellent seasons this fall.
Hailey Autenrieb, Seton — The senior is tied for the GGCL lead in assists (six), is fourth in goals (10) and third in points (26).
Natalie Schutte, Seton — The senior leads the GGCL in shutouts (six) with 103 saves.
Which teams can make a run through the district and regional brackets? Here are a few:
Mount Notre Dame (No. 1 seed) — MND went 14-0 and 8-0 in the conference to win the GGCL outright for the first time since 2016.
Anderson (No. 6) — Anderson went 10-3-3 (5-1-2 ECC) and finished 10-1-3 in its last 14 matches.
Seton (No. 5) — The Saints went 12-3-1 overall and 8-0 outside of the GGCL.
Milford (No. 7) — The Eagles went 13-3 and 6-2 in the ECC. Milford notched shutout wins in five of six October games.
Lakota West (No. 4) — The defending D-I state champs went 6-0 in October, outscoring opponents 30-2 in that span.
Loveland (No. 2) — Unbeaten at 13-0-3 and 7-0-1 in the ECC. Tigers haven't allowed a goal since Sept. 19.
Oak Hills (No. 8) — The Highlanders went 9-4-3 overall and started 7-2-2.