High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Josee Stiever

Wisconsin Girls Soccer POY: Josee Stiever

May, 23, 2012
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this spring's Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 27 fellow Gatorade State Spring Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.
For the 22 Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Josee Stiever


School: Cedarburg (Wis.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-foot-6


Athletic achievement: Stiever led the Bulldogs to a 13-0-1 record entering this week’s regular-season contest with Milwaukee Lutheran (Milwaukee, Wis.), scheduled for May 22. She scored seven goals and passed for six assists through 14 games. An All-Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Stiever was also a First Team All-State honoree and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Player of the Year in 2011.

Academic excellence: Stiever has maintained a 3.73 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally serving meals to the homeless and coaching youth sports teams.

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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.

Molly Laufenberg
Senior Midfielder, Waunakee High (Waunakee, WI)

2012 Team record: 17-0-2
2012 Team standing: Regular season ends May 25

2012 Goals: 12
2012 Assists: 5
2012 Points per game: 1.12
Career goals: 37
Career assists: 25

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Wisconsin

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State; First Team All-Conference.

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