A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this spring's Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
For her 27 fellow Gatorade State Spring Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.
For the 22 Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.
THE WINNER: Emily Wendorff
School: Davies (Fargo, N.D.)
Athletic achievement: Wendorff led the Eagles to a 12-3-1 record entering this week’s regular-season contest with North (Fargo, N.D.), scheduled for May 22. She scored 19 goals and passed for 13 assists through 16 games. Wendorff was a First Team All-State selection as a sophomore.
Academic excellence: Wendorff has maintained a 3.95 GPA in the classroom and represents one of the state’s top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade Award’s broad criteria.
Exemplary character: A member of her school’s environmental club, she has volunteered locally as a Sunday school teacher.
“Wendorff does a lot of great things on the field,” said James Moe, head coach at West Fargo (N.D.). “She has great timing and she’s such a team leader too. She helps create things just by her presence.”
THE FUTURE: Wendorff will begin her senior year of high school this fall.