High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Matt Sosinsky

Eye on POY: Wisconsin football

November, 10, 2011
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.

Vince Biegel
file photo/ESPNHSVince Biegel is a top candidate for 2011-12 Gatorade Wisconsin Football Player of the Year
Vince Biegel
Senior linebacker, Lincoln (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.)

2011 Team record: 11-1
2011 Team standing: Division I semifinals vs. Riverside University on Friday

2011 Tackles: 162 (63 solo)
2011 Sacks: 21
2011 Interceptions: 3

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: University of Wisconsin (verbal)

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2012 U.S. Army All-American. No. 13 ranked outside linebacker in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNU. 2010 and 2011 First Team All-State selection. 2010 and 2011 First Team All-Conference selection. 2011 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association regional Defensive Player of the Year.

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