High-SchoolGirl: U.S. Soccer Under-17 national team

World Cup hero Ali Krieger surprises POY

May, 24, 2012
Gatorade POY, Morgan Andrews, Milford, New Hampshire, girlsSusan Goldman/GatoradeWomen's World Cup hero Ali Krieger surprises Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year Morgan Andrews with the trophy.
MILFORD, N.H. -- She’s been considered one of America’s elite young soccer talents since her preteen years, but Morgan Andrews put a little space between herself and the rest of the field Thursday when she was named the 2011-12 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

Andrews was surprised with the news in her Milford (N.H.) English class by a hero of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Ali Krieger, who earned Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year honors in 2002-03.

“I can’t believe this is happening,” said Andrews, who turned 17 on March 25. “I owe so much to so many for this. I wouldn’t be here without the love and support of this incredible, amazing community. I’m literally shaking. I just don’t believe it.”

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