THE WINNER: Gabi Brummett
School: The Derryfield School (Manchester, N.H.)
Athletic achievement: The returning Gatorade State Player of the Year, she led the Cougars to a 17-3 record and the Division IV state championship this past season. Brummett scored 70 goals and passed for seven assists, including four goals and an assist in Derryfield’s 5-1 win over Woodsville in the state title game. In four postseason games, Brummett tallied 14 goals and two assists. Ranked as the No. 19 recruit in the Class of 2017 by TopDrawerSoccer.com, she concluded her sophomore year with 136 goals in her prep soccer career.
Academic excellence: Brummett has maintained an A average.
Exemplary character: A member of The Derryfield School Key Club, she has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach and with Samba International, which raises money for orphans in Malawi.
“Gabi Brummett is a very dangerous player who is tough on the ball, has amazing finishing skills, left or right footed, and is very tough to knock off the ball,” said Jeff Husmann, head coach of Moultonborough. “She had several hat tricks even when she was targeted as a threat with two or three defenders on her.”
THE FUTURE: Brummett will be a junior this fall.