High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Elliot Cassutt

Eye on POY: Minnesota boys soccer

February, 16, 2012
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The fall soccer season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Boys 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.

Elliot Cassutt
Junior Forward, Minneapolis South High (Minneapolis, MN)

2011 Team record: 14-3-1
2011 Team standing: Lost in sectional finals

2011 Goals: 15
2011 Assists: 12
2011 Points per game: 1.8
Career goals: 70
Career assists: 45

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: NSCAA All-American; First Team All-State; All-Metro; Set single-season state record for goals as a sophomore.

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