High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Jessica Hoyt

Eye on POY: Florida girls soccer

May, 17, 2012
The window on the Gatorade State Girls Soccer 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.

Jessica Hoyt
Junior forward, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

2012 Team record: 24-1-1
2012 Team standing: Class 5A state champions

2012 Goals: 22
2012 Assists: 17
Career goals: 26
Career assists: 22

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Averaged 1.6 points per game this season. 2012 Class 5A State Player of the Year. 2012 Broward County Player of the Year.

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