High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Archbishop Carroll

D.C. Girls Track AOY: Kiah Seymour

June, 20, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete 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 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athletes of the Year winners, click here.


THE WINNER: Kiah Seymour

THE BASICS

School: Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.)
Grade: Senior
Event(s): Sprints/hurdles
Height: 5-foot-11

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Seymour won the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.47 seconds, the 400-meter dash in 56.69 and earned second place in the 100-meter hurdles at the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship meet this spring, leading the Lions to a seventh-place finish as a team. A 2012 Washington Post First Team All-Met selection, she won the 200 with a time of 25.00 and the 400 in 56.45 at the Draper Invitational in early May. Her winning time of 24.44 in the 200 at April’s Taco Bell Classic ranked as the nation’s No. 87 time by a prep competitor at the time of her selection.

Academic excellence: Seymour has maintained a 4.29 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society, she has served as the secretary of her senior class and volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and the National Zoo.

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POY Potential: Top 5 D.C. football recruits

October, 5, 2011
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The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top five football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

Eddie Goldman
Ryan Gibson/ESPNHSEddie Goldman is Washington D.C.'s No. 1 senior recruit.
1. Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.) Defensive Tackle Eddie Goldman

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 2
  • Height: 6-foot-4
  • Weight: 310 pounds
  • College: Undecided
  • Traits: Strength, run defense, disruptiveness, pass rushing
  • ESPNU scouting report: "This is an interior defensive lineman with good size. He looks to carry his weight well and should be able to comfortably play over 300 pounds at the college level. He is a big dude who will present a stout presence, but he can be disruptive as he has good quickness off the ball."

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