High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Burr and Burton

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.

Jack Shea
Senior Midfielder, U-32 High (Montpelier, VT)

2011 Team record: 11-4-3
2011 Team standing: Lost in Div. 2 state final

2011 Goals: 13
2011 Assists: 9
2011 Points per game: 1.22
Career goals: 26
Career assists: 33

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Vermont

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: NSCAA All-American; Times Argus Player of the Year; First Team All-State

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Eye on POY: Vermont football

November, 23, 2011
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The window on the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year race is closing, and time is running out for student-athletes to state their POY case. 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.

Jake Stalcup
Junior quarterback, Burr and Burton Academy (Manchester, VT)

2011 Team record: 7-4
2011 Team standing: Lost in Division 2 state
2011 COMP-ATT (%)-YDs: 163-286 (56.9)- 2,448
2011 TDs-INTs: 31-10

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2011 ESPNHS preseason All-State selection. Led Burr and Burton Academy to Division 2 state final.

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