High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Nobles School

Massachusetts Boys Soccer POY: Oliver White

February, 22, 2012
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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: Oliver White

THE BASICS

School: Nobles School (Dedham, Mass.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 165 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: White scored 15 goals and passed for six assists this past season, leading the Bulldogs (13-3-1) to the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class A tournament quarterfinals. A two-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection, he is a two-time Independent School League Offensive Player of the Year. White concluded his prep soccer career with 41 goals and 16 assists.

Academic excellence: White has maintained a B average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a mentor to minority students at Nobles, a youth soccer coach and with sled hockey, a sit-down hockey game for people with disabilities.

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