High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Aaliyah Lewis

Alaska Girls Soccer POY: Aaliyah Lewis

May, 23, 2012
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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: Aaliyah Lewis

THE BASICS

School: A.J. Dimond (City, State)
Grade: Junior
Position: Forward
Height: 5-foot-4

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Lewis led the Lynx to a 16-1-1 record entering the state tournament, scheduled to begin on Thursday. She scored 22 goals and passed for three assists through 18 games. A two-year team captain, she was a First Team All-Cook Inlet Conference selection.

Academic excellence: Lewis has maintained a 3.43 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics, the Salvation Army and youth soccer programs.

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The window on the Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Aaliyah Lewis
Junior Forward, A.J. Dimond High (Anchorage, AK)

2012 Team record: 13-1-1
2012 Team standing: Plays Bartlett in regional tournament, May 17

2012 Goals: 17
2012 Assists: 3
2012 Points per game: 1.67

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: All-Region Selection; First Team All-Conference; Two-year varsity captain.

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