High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Chandler Clark

Eye on POY: Kentucky girls soccer

February, 4, 2012
The fall soccer season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls 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.

Chandler Clark
Senior midfielder, Notre Dame Academy (Park Hills, Ky.)

2011 Team record: 24-3
2011 Team standing: State champions

2011 Goals: 21
2011 Assists: 4
2011 Points per game: 0.93
Career goals: 39
Career assists: 15

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Western Kentucky University

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Scored six goals and added two assists in eight postseason games. Netted the only goal in the state championship match, a 1-0 Pandas win over Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.). With her 21 goals and four assists, had a direct hand in 22.1 percent of her team’s 113 goals. 2011 First Team All-State selection. Two-time All-Star as named by the Kentucky Enquirer. 2011 NSCAA All-Region IV selection. 2011 Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

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