High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Haleigh Hoff

West Virginia Girls Soccer POY: Haleigh Hoff

February, 9, 2012
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this past fall's Gatorade State Girls 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 her 21 fellow Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Haleigh Hoff


School: Winfield (W.Va.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 5-foot-8


Athletic achievement: Hoff scored 27 goals and passed for 11 assists this past season, leading the Generals (19-3-1) to the Class AAA state championship game. The 2011 Class AAA Player of the Year as named by the West Virginia Soccer Coaches Association and the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, she was an All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a two-time Class AAA First Team All-State honoree. Hoff concluded her prep career with 81 goals and 51 assists.

Academic excellence: Hoff maintained a 3.92 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: The 2011 NSCAA Girls High School Scholar Athlete of the Year, she was the president of her freshman and sophomore class at Winfield High and has volunteered locally as a peer math tutor and youth soccer coach.

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Eye on POY: West Virginia girls soccer

February, 6, 2012
The fall soccer season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls 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.

Haleigh Hoff
Senior forward, Winfield (W.Va.)

2011 Team record: 19-3-1 (Class AAA)
2011 Team standing: Lost Class AAA state championship game

2011 Goals: 27
2011 Assists: 11
2011 Points per game: 1.65
Career goals: 81
Career assists: 51

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: University of Kentucky

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Recorded five goals and six assists in five postseason matches, including a hat trick (plus an assist) in a 5-0 rout of Nitro (W.Va.) in the state semifinals. Contributed directly to 38 of Winfield’s 100 goals (38 percent) during the season. In the postseason, had a direct hand in 11 of the Generals’ 20 goals (55 percent). 2011 NSCAA Girls High School Scholar Athlete of the Year. 2011 NSCAA State Player of the Year. 2011 West Virginia Soccer Coaches Association Class AAA Player of the Year. 2011 West Virginia Sports Writers Association Class AAA Player of the Year.

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