High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Adrian Alabi

EYE on POY: Georgia boys soccer

May, 9, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys 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.

Adrian Alabi
Senior forward, Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.)

2012 Team record: 17-3
2012 Team standing: Class AAAAA state quarterfinal vs. Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.) on Friday

2012 Goals: 15
2012 Assists: 14
Career goals: 43
Career assists: 25

Academics: A-plus average
Collegiate destination: Stanford University

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Averaging 1.93 points per game this season. 2011 Region 8-AAAAA Forward of the Year. 2011 Gwinnett County Scholar Athlete of the Year. No. 57 ranked recruit in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNHS.

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