High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Ian Harkes

D.C. Boys Soccer POY: Ian Harkes

February, 22, 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: Ian Harkes


School: Gonzaga College (Washington, D.C.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Forward/midfielder
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 155 pounds


Athletic achievement: Harkes scored 16 goals and passed for 10 assists this past season, leading the Eagles (12-4-2) to a runner-up finish in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament. A 2011 Washington Post First Team All-Met selection, he was a First Team All-WCAC selection. The son of former U.S. National Team player John Harkes, he concluded his junior year with 20 goals and 20 assists in his prep career.

Academic excellence: Harkes has maintained a weighted 3.92 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach, at an area homeless shelter and with Athletes for Hope, a philanthropic organization.

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Eye on POY: Washington D.C. 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.

Nicko Corriveau
Junior forward/midfielder, Gonzaga College (Washington, D.C.)

2011 Team record: 12-4-2 (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference)
2011 Team standing: Lost WCAC Tournament championship game

2011 Goals: 11
2011 Assists: 6
2011 Points per game: 1.21
Career goals: 29
Career assists: 16

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: University of Virginia (verbal)

How he’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2011 Washington Post Second Team All-Met selection. Two-time First Team All-WCAC selection. 2009 U.S. Soccer Residency Program participant. No. 40 ranked recruit in Class of 2013 as rated by ESPNHS.

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