High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Chesney White

Eye on POY: Tennessee girls soccer

February, 6, 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.

Olivia Harrison
Senior forward, Houston (Germantown, Tenn.)

2011 Team record: 18-3-2 (Class AAA)
2011 Team standing: Lost Class AAA state semifinals

2011 Goals: 31
2011 Assists: 15
2011 Points per game: 2.00
Career goals: 106
Career assists: 65

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: University of Mississippi

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Recorded eight goals and three assists in five postseason games and had a goal and assist in the Mustangs’ 3-2 shootout loss to Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.) in the state semifinals. Had a direct hand in all 22 goals the Mustangs scored in their 12 games decided by two goals or fewer. Two-time Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps winner. Two-time NSCAA All-American. Two-time Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Year.

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