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North Dakota Boys Soccer POY: Jacob Weiler

2/21/2012

A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this past fall's Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 29 fellow Gatorade State Fall Boys Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Jacob Weiler

THE BASICS

School: South (Fargo, N.D.)

Grade: Junior

Position: Midfielder

Height: 6-foot-1

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Weiler scored 11 goals and passed for 13 assists this past season, leading the Bruins (8-10-2) to fifth place in the state tournament. He was a First Team All-Eastern Dakota Conference honoree and a First Team All-State selection.

Academic excellence: Weiler has maintained a 3.79 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Also a talented musician, he has volunteered locally assisting the elderly and on behalf of the US Youth Soccer TOPsoccer program serving young athletes with disabilities.

THE PRAISE

“Weiler is a good team player and he has a great skill set,” said Nick Christianson, head coach of rival Davies (Fargo, N.D.). “He controls the tempo, he’s a great passer and he has tremendous vision.”

THE FUTURE: Weiler will begin his senior year of high school this fall.