High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: The Bishops School

Eye on POY: California 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.

Maya Theuer
Senior defender, The Bishop’s School (La Jolla, Calif.)

2012 Team record: 9-4-2
2012 Team standing: Lost in San Diego Section Division IV tournament second round

2012 Goals: 5
2012 Assists: 1
Career goals: 9
Career assists: 3

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Stanford University

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Averaged 0.4 points per game this season. No. 16 ranked recruit in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNHS. U.S. Soccer Under-18 Women’s National Team member. 2012 Coastal League Player of the Year.

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