High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Indian River

Eye on POY: Delaware boys soccer

February, 16, 2012
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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.

Matthew Hogsten
Senior forward, Dover (Del.)

2011 Team record: 10-5-1
2011 Team standing: Lost state tournament first round

2011 Goals: 20
2011 Assists: 14
2011 Points per game: 2.13
Career goals: 67
Career assists: 31

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played herself into the State POY conversation: The Senators averaged 4.07 goals per game with Hogsten in the lineup and 1.50 goals per game in the two games he missed. Had a direct hand in 34 of Dover's 60 goals (56.7 percent). 2011 NSCAA All-Region II selection. Two-time First Team All-State selection. Three-time All-Henlopen Conference selection.

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Delaware Football POY: Jamie Jarmon

December, 1, 2011
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A dedicated ESPNHS POY team managed the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the awards program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character. For his 50 fellow Gatorade State Football Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Jamie Jarmon

THE BASICS: Anatomy of a POY

School: Indian River (Dagsboro, Del.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 205 pounds

THE PILLARS: Gatorade criteria

Athletic achievement: Jarmon has led the Indians to an 11-0 record and a berth in the Division II championship game against Caravel Academy (Bear, Del.), scheduled for Dec. 3. He has passed for 2,022 yards and 24 touchdowns entering the state final, completing 117-of-186 passes while throwing just three interceptions. Jarmon has also rushed for 1,302 yards and 26 touchdowns on 142 carries. He is a three-time First Team All-Southern Division Henlopen Conference selection.

Academic excellence: Jarmon has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A volunteer firefighter in his community, Jarmon has raised funds for Down syndrome programs and has donated his time to youth baseball camps.

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Eye on POY: Delaware football

November, 20, 2011
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The window on the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year race is closing, and time is running out for student-athletes to state their POY case. 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.

Taylor Reynolds
Senior Quarterback, Newark High (Newark, DE)

2011 Team record: 10-0
2011 Team standing: First round bye in Div. I state tournament

2011 COMP-ATT (%)-YDs: 123-208 (59.1)-1,884
2011 TDs-INTs: 23-7

2011 Carries-YDs (AVG.)-TDs: 92-723 (7.9)-11

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State in 2010; First Team All-Conference; 34 total touchdowns; 39.8 points per game by Newark offense.

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