JSZ’s Year in Review Series: 2021 Girls’ Soccer Season

The 2021-2022 New Jersey high school sports season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on what was an incredible year.

Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists had boots on the ground from August 2021 through June 2022 and covered over 1,000 games in over a dozen different sports during that timeframe.

So, before we turn the page on the past year, our team gets together and looks back on their favorite moments in each sport.

The 2021 Girls’ Soccer Season

Jay Cook | North Jersey: Holmdel 2 Hanover Park 1; Nov. 21, 2021

“The first state championship for the Lady Hornets since 2014 was a memorable one. Juliana Kolbasovsky was on a complete tear during the 2021 postseason. The senior scored nine goals during the playoffs and finished off her high school career by scoring both of Holmdel’s goals in the Group 2 State Final against Hanover Park.”

Rich Chrampanis | Central Jersey: Shore Regional 3 Mountain Lakes 2 (OT); Nov. 21, 2021

“What a way to end the season as the quadruple header at Kean wrapped up with Mia Agresti’s golden goal to give Shore Regional a state title!”

Nery Rodriguez | Central Jersey: Wayne Valley 2 Princeton 1 (OT) Nov. 21, 2021

“This was one of the toughest played soccer matches I have ever witnessed, it was a shame only one team could win. Sophomore Izzy Rathjen’s golden goal in overtime to lead Wayne Valley to the Group 3 Championship embodies what team sports are all about.”

Mike Frankel | South Jersey: Ocean City 2 Rancocas Valley 1; October 27, 2021

“Summer Reimet led the state in goals in her senior campaign for OC, and she scored twice to lift the Red Raiders to a hard-fought victory over RV in the South Jersey Coaches Tournament semifinals. Reimet and the Raiders would go on to win the prestigious tournament a few days later.”

James Mooney | South Jersey: Mainland 1 Ocean City 0 (2OT); Oct. 12, 2021

“Of all the incredible finishes we saw during the 2021-22 season, Mainland’s Camryn Dirkes ending rival Ocean City’s 45-game unbeaten streak with a golden buzzer-beater in double OT makes a strong claim to be the best of them all.”