Gatorade Announces State Players of the Year for Girls Soccer 2022-2023

Gatorade, the official sports drink of the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and dozens of other sports leagues, has announced its 2022-2023 State Players of the Year for girls soccer. The award recognizes the top high school girls soccer players in each state based on their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character.

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Gatorade Announces State Players of the Year for Girls Soccer 2022-2023

Gatorade, the official sports drink of the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and dozens of other sports leagues, has announced its 2022-2023 State Players of the Year for girls soccer. The award recognizes the top high school girls soccer players in each state based on their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character.

The winners were selected by a panel of experts, including former professional soccer players and coaches. The criteria for the award included:

  • Overall athletic ability and performance
  • Leadership and character
  • Academic achievement
  • Community service

The 2022-2023 Gatorade State Players of the Year for girls soccer are:

  • Alabama: Kierson McDonald, Oak Mountain (ECNL)
  • Alaska: Tatum Porter, Dimond (GA)
  • Arizona: Isabella Leonard, Xavier College Prep (ECNL)
  • Arkansas: Samantha De Luca, Episcopal Collegiate (ECNL)
  • California: Charlotte Kohler, St. Francis (ECNL)
  • Colorado: Kate Runyon, Jefferson Academy (ECNL)
  • Connecticut: Alexa Pino, St. Joseph (ECNL)
  • Delaware: Gabby Riley, Middletown (GA)
  • District of Columbia: Emely Rubio, St. John's (EDP)
  • Florida: Grace Ivey, Bartram Trail (ECNL)
  • Georgia: Solai Washington, Chamblee (ECNL)
  • Hawaii: Carly Ann Cormack, Punahou School (AYSO)
  • Idaho: Samantha Smith, Boise (ECNL)
  • Illinois: Kiley McMinn, O'Fallon Township (ECNL)
  • Indiana: Ava Bramblett, Noblesville (ECNL)
  • Iowa: Zoey Mahoney, Northwest (ECNL)
  • Kansas: Sydney Watts, St. Thomas Aquinas (ECNL)
  • Kentucky: Amanda Schlueter, St. Henry (ECNL)
  • Louisiana: Faith Johnston, Parkview Baptist (ECNL)
  • Maine: Lana Djuranovic, Scarborough (ECNL)
  • Maryland: Payton Schenning, Mercy (ECNL)
  • Massachusetts: Sophie Reale, Hingham (ECNL)
  • Michigan: Lilley Bosley, Stoney Creek (ECNL)
  • Minnesota: Taylor Heimerl, Rosemount (ECNL)
  • Mississippi: Mary Frances Symmes, Gulfport (GDA)
  • Missouri: Megan Hinnenkamp, Liberty North (ECNL)
  • Montana: Olivia Collins, Gallatin (ECNL)
  • Nebraska: Allison Marshall, Gretna (ECNL)
  • Nevada: Trinity Buchanan, Coronado (ECNL)
  • New Hampshire: Araceli Cloutier, Bedford (ECNL)
  • New Jersey: Melina Rebimbas, Rutgers Prep (ECNL)
  • New Mexico: Jordan Candelaria, Sandia (ECNL)
  • New York: Linda Ullmark, Nicholas School (ECNL)
  • North Carolina: Taylor Suarez, Ardrey Kell (ECNL)
  • North Dakota: Emerson Perrin, Minot (ECNL)
  • Ohio: Emma Stransky, Internationals SC (ECNL)
  • Oklahoma: Narissa Fults, Oklahoma Energy FC (ECNL)
  • Oregon: Ellie Felt, Portland Thorns Academy (ECNL)
  • Pennsylvania: Olivia Miller, North Allegheny (ECNL)
  • Rhode Island: Caroline DeMerchant, Portsmouth Abbey (ECNL)
  • South Carolina: Lauren Smith, Wando (ECNL)
  • South Dakota: Ava Stapel, Sioux Falls Lincoln (ECNL)
  • Tennessee: Riley Smith, Ensworth (ECNL)
  • Texas: Addison Smith, Southlake Carroll (ECNL)
  • Utah: Kylie Kennedy, Real Salt Lake Girls Academy (RSG)

Among all the leagues ECNL had the most players awarded.

The Gatorade State Players of the Year will be honored at a ceremony in their respective states later this year.