High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Evan Wright

Eye on POY: Kansas boys soccer

February, 16, 2012
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.

Evan Wright
Senior goalkeeper, Blue Valley (Stillwell, Kan.)

2011 Team record: 11-7-3 (Class 5A)
2011 Team standing: Lost Class 5A state championship game

2011 Goals allowed (AVG.): 29 (1.41)
2011 Saves (PCT.): 152 (84.0)
2011 shutouts: 5
Career shutouts: 11

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Saint Louis University

How he’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Posted a shutout in the 5A state semifinals against Kapaun Mt. Carmel (Wichita, Kan.). 2011 NSCAA All-American selection. 2011 First Team All-State selection.

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