With each passing year, Purdue-bound senior midfielder Sarah Griffith of Waubonsie Valley has improved.

And there’s one main reason for that improvement – work. Hard work.

The Team Chicago product, who also made our Top 30 midfielders list, is one of our 20 seniors to watch this spring in Illinois. Like Griffith, these players have put in the time and continue to move up our player rankings, which will be released soon.

This list includes: Lemont midfielder Carli Bermele, Rockton Hononegah forward Brynn Jacobi, Danville midfielder Dahaila Escobedo, Deerfield midfield Mirelle Haas, DeKalb forward Natalie Vaughn-Low, Charleston forward Ali Hosey, Mother McAuley midfielder Maggie Bettinardi, Kaneland midfielder Holly Collingbourne, Manteno forward Jordyn Shipp, Winnebago defender Abby Beck, Warren forward Alliyah Parker, Rockton Hononegah midfielder Claire Miller, Plainfield Central forward Erin Graefen, Columbia defender Madeline Juenger, Triad midfielder Meaghan Smith, Batavia goalie Jennifer Scara, Peoria Christian midfielder Bekah Smith, Oswego East forward Taylor Peck and Plainfield East midfielder Madelyn Sidman. #PrepSoccerReport