High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Creighton Prep

Eye on POY: Nebraska boys soccer

May, 9, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys 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.

Gabe Garbin
Senior defender/midfielder, Lincoln East (Lincoln, Neb.)

2012 Team record: 12-6 (Class A)
2012 Team standing: Lost District A-7 tournament championship game

2012 Goals: 14
2012 Assists: 7
Career goals: 16
Career assists: 12

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Creighton University

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Averaged 1.17 points per game this season. 2011 First Team All-State selection. 2011 Lincoln Journal Star Super State selection. Region II Olympic Development Program team member.

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