High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Forest Park

Eye on POY: Virginia girls basketball

March, 4, 2012
The window on the Gatorade State Girls Basketball 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.

Caroline Coyer
Senior guard, Oakton (Va.)

2011-12 Team record: 29-0
2011-12 Team standing: Play Woodside in Group AAA state semifinals March 7

2011-12 Points per game: 14.8
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 4.2
2011-12 Assists per game: 5.2
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.3
2011-12 Steals per game: 3.6

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Villanova (NLI)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Two-time Northern Region Player of the Year; Two-time Concorde District Player of the Year; 2011 Group AAA First Team All-State selection.

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