A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this past fall's Gatorade State Girls 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 her 21 fellow Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.
THE WINNER: Savannah Witt
School: Billings West (Billings, Mont.)
Athletic achievement: Witt scored 12 goals and passed for seven assists this past season, leading the Bears (4-4-5) to the Class AA sectional tournament. The 2011 Class AA Eastern Division Player of the Year, she is a two-time Great Falls Tribune Super-State Team selection and a three-time Class AA First Team Eastern Division honoree. Witt concluded her prep soccer career with 42 goals and 24 assists.
Academic excellence: Witt has maintained a 3.62 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: Named to the Billings Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership program as a junior, she has volunteered locally as a youth mentor at her church.
“Savannah Witt is a complete player with speed, great technical ability and she has a great head for the game,” said Erika Cannon, head coach of Bozeman (Mont.). “She is dangerous in so many ways; if she doesn’t score on you, she plays the final pass to the player that will.”
THE FUTURE: Witt has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on an athletic scholarship at the University of Montana beginning this fall.