ECNL Girls sees 25 athletes honored as Gatorade Players of the Year
RICHMOND, VA – ECNL Girls announced that 25 players have been selected as 2020-21 Gatorade State High School Players of the Year, including California’s Alyssa Thompson (Real So Cal), who was named the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
Started in 1985, Gatorade established the recognition to recognize the nation’s most outstanding high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.
“Congratulations to every athlete named as a Gatorade State High School Player of the Year for their respective states, and to Alyssa for garnering the national honor,” said ECNL Girls Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “Thank you for being role models both on and off the field. We could not be prouder of this milestone and are excited to see each athlete continue their success in the future.”
The following ECNL Girls players received the 2020-21 honors from Gatorade:
|Alabama||Haley Duca||Alabama FC|
|Arizona||Maggie Cagle||Phoenix Rising|
|California||Alyssa Thompson||Real So Cal|
|DC||Zoe Vidaurre||Maryland United|
|Florida||Mia Asenjo||Florida Krush|
|Georgia||Henley Tippins||Concorde Fire Platinum|
|Idaho||Kelsey Oyler||Boise Thorns|
|Indiana||Quincy McMahon||Indiana Fire Juniors|
|Maine||Maggie Cochran||FC Stars|
|Maryland||Payton Patrick||Pipeline SC|
|Massachusetts||Ariana Benzanson||FC Stars|
|Minnesota||Khyah Harper||Minnesota Thunder|
|Mississippi||Kate Smith||Alabama FC|
|Missouri||Rylee Howard||St. Louis Scott Gallagher|
|New Hampshire||Ella Fraser||FC Stars|
|New Jersey||Emily Mason||PDA|
|New York||Shae O’Rourke||WNY Flash|
|North Carolina||Asha Means||Charlotte SA|
|Oklahoma||Makenzie Malham||Tulsa SC|
|Oregon||Abi Hoffman||Crossfire United|
|South Carolina||Alaire Hodge||South Carolina United|
|Tennessee||Caroline Betts||Tennessee SC|
|Washington||Layne St. George||Seattle United|
|Wisconsin||Maggie Starker||FC Wisconsin|
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