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THE WINNER: Mason Robertson
School: Pinnacle (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Weight: 180 pounds
Athletic achievement: He scored 33 goals and passed for 14 assists this past season, leading the Pioneers (18-3-2) to the Division I state tournament. The Arizona Republic All-Northeast Valley Player of the Year, Robertson was a First Team All-State selection. He concluded his prep soccer career with 52 goals and 26 assists.
Academic excellence: Robertson has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a teacher’s aide at an elementary school and helped sponsor a Ugandan child to pay for his education through Educate Uganda.
“Mason can score, create assists and when he plays as a center back he will dominate games,” said Brian O’Donnell, Robertson’s club coach with Sereno SC. “He is a player that could move straight into MLS if he chose that path.”
THE FUTURE: Robertson has signed with Washington.