High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Tucker Hume

Eye on POY: Texas boys soccer

May, 9, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys 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.

Tucker Hume
Senior forward, Westlake (Austin, Texas)

2012 Team record: 25-2-1
2012 Team standing: Lost in Class 5A state semifinals

2012 Goals: 24
2012 Assists: 16
Career goals: 31
Career assists: 22

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Florida's Rollins College

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Averaged 1.43 points per game this season. District 15-5A Most Valuable Player.

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