Belleville East’s Grace Brauer (right, 20) will enter the 2017 spring campaign as one of the premier juniors in the 2018 class. The only questions to be answered are whether the Xavier-bound forward will raise her game to another level and if Chicago-area high school coaches will give the downstate Illinois star the respect she deserves?

Time will tell.

Brauer, who trains with St. Louis Scott Gallagher, had 11 goals as a freshman and 26 as a sophomore. #PrepSoccerReport