High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Carly Neal

Hawaii Girls Soccer POY: Carly Neal

May, 23, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this spring's Gatorade Girls Soccer Player 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 27 fellow Gatorade State Spring Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.
For the 22 Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Carly Neal

THE BASICS

School: Kamehameha School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward/midfielder
Height: 5-foot-6

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Neal led the Warriors to a 13-1-1 record and the Division I state title this past season. She scored 13 goals and passed for 12 assists. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Player of the Year, Neal is a two-time Interscholastic League of Hawaii All-Star and a member of the 2012 Division I All-Tournament Team.

Academic excellence: Neal has maintained a 3.67 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and on behalf of multiple area road races.

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Eye on POY: Hawaii girls soccer

May, 17, 2012
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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.

Lexi Felix
Senior goalkeeper, Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

2012 Team record: 18-1-3
2012 Team standing: Lost Division I state championship game

2012 Shutouts: 13
2012 Goals allowed: 9
2012 Saves: 130

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minn.)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Allowed just 0.4 goals per game this season. 2012 Honolulu Star Advertiser First Team All-State selection. Two-time Interscholastic League of Hawaii All-Star. Arizona Soccer Showcase Most Valuable Player.

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