High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Caesar Rodney

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.

Casey Horney
Senior Forward/Midfielder, Padua Academy (Wilmington, DE)

2012 Team record: 12-0-1
2012 Team standing: State tournament begins May 22

2012 Goals: 10
2012 Assists: 15
2012 Points per game: 1.92
Career goals: 57
Career assists: 47

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Delaware

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State; Padua Academy leading scorer every year of varsity career; Three-time All-Conference.

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