High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Cheyenne Central

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.

Marcia Ashdown
Senior Forward, Riverton High (Riverton, WY)

2012 Team record: 8-7-2
2012 Team standing: First round of state tournament begins May 17

2012 Goals: 29
2012 Assists: 6
2012 Points per game: 2.06
Career goals: 84
Career assists: 19

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Wyoming

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: State's leading scorer; Two-time First Team All-State; Scored 67.4 percent of Riverton's goals.

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