High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Episcopal

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.

Keely Davis
Senior midfielder, Episcopal High (Baton Rouge, LA)

2012 Team record: 25-4-1
2012 Team standing: Lost to Sacred Heart in Div. III state final, 2-0

2012 Goals: 58
2012 Assists: 19
2012 Points per game: 2.38
Career goals: 145

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: Louisiana Tech

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Division III Player of the Year; Baton Rouge All-Metro co-Player of the Year; Three-time First Team All-State.

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Eye on POY: Virginia 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.

Schillo Tshuma
Senior midfielder, Episcopal (Alexandria, Va.)

2011 Team record: 12-6-4
2011 Team standing: Virginia Independent School Division I state champions

2011 Goals: 18
2011 Assists: 9
Career goals: 55
Career assists: 28

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: University of Maryland

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Averaging 1.23 points per game this season. 2011 Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year. Two-time VISAA State Player of the Year.

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