Alaska Boys Soccer POY: Jackson Lehnhart

Alaska Boys Soccer POY: Jackson Lehnhart

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Alaska Boys Soccer POY: Jackson Lehnhart


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THE WINNER: Jackson Lehnhart


School: Juneau-Douglas (Juneau, Alaska)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward/midfielder
Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 165 pounds

Athletic achievement: He has scored 25 goals and passed for 18 assists this season, leading the Crimson Bears to a 14-2-2 record entering this week’s regular season game with Thunder Mountain (Juneau, Alaska), scheduled for Thursday. Lehnhart was a First Team All-State selection in 2012 and earned MVP honors in the 2011 Class 4A state championship game.

Academic excellence: Lehnhart has maintained a 3.95 GPA.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of a homeless shelter, community clean-up initiatives and youth soccer programs.


“Jackson Lehnhart is a complete player,” said Dan Rufner, head coach at Service (Anchorage, Alaska). “He plays with good pace and he’s all over the field. He can score and his defense is great too.”  

THE FUTURE: Lehnhart will play for Amherst College.


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