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THE WINNER: Kelcie Hedge
School: Post Falls (Idaho)
Athletic achievement:She scored 18 goals and passed for 12 assists this past season, leading the Trojans (13-7) to the Class 5A state championship game. The 2012 Idaho High School Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Year, Hedge was the state’s Offensive Player of the Year and is a two-time First Team All-State selection. She concluded her sophomore year with 42 goals in her prep soccer career.
Academic excellence: Hedge has maintained a 3.81 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a youth mentor and soccer coach.
“Kelcie Hedge is a special player,” said Skyler Bell, the state’s Olympic Development Program’s assistant director. “Technically she is very strong. She can beat players off the dribble once she is faced-up, and she does it in a variety of ways. She has a great understanding of the game tactically and makes consistent good decisions.”
THE FUTURE: Hedge will be a junior next year.