High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Andrew Harris

Maryland Boys Soccer POY: Andrew Harris

February, 22, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this past fall's Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 29 fellow Gatorade State Fall Boys Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Andrew Harris

THE BASICS

School: Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 195 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Harris recorded 15 shutouts and allowed 10 goals this past season, leading the Greyhounds (18-4-1) to the Independent Athletic Association of Maryland Conference A tournament championship game. A two-time All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, he is a two-time First Team All-State honoree and the 2010 Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year. Harris concluded his prep soccer career with 37 shutouts.

Academic excellence: Harris has maintained a B average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: The vice president of the Gilman senior class and a member of the school’s judiciary committee, he has volunteered locally as part of a fundraising campaign on behalf of breast cancer research and as a youth soccer coach.

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Eye on POY: Maryland boys soccer

February, 15, 2012
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The fall soccer season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Boys Soccer Players of the Year 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.

Andrew Harris
Senior goalkeeper, Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.)

2011 Team record: 18-4-1 (Independent Athletic Association of Maryland Conference A)
2011 Team standing: Lost IAAM Conference A state championship game

2011 Goals allowed (AVG.): 10 (0.43)
2011 Saves (PCT.): 114 (91.9)
2011 Shutouts: 15

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Wake Forest University (verbal)

How he’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Made 10 saves before allowing an overtime goal as Gilman fell to McDonogh, 1-0, in the IAAM Conference A state title match. Two-time NSCAA All-American. 2010 Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year. No. 33 ranked recruit in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNHS.

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