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THE WINNER: Ethan Judice
School: Lafayette (La.)
Weight: 176 pounds
Athletic achievement: He scored 13 goals and passed for 17 assists this past season, leading the Mighty Lions (24-2-2) to the Division I state semifinals. Judice is a two-time First Team All-State selection and was named Division I MVP by the Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Academic excellence: Judice has maintained a 3.02 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of his church youth group, he has volunteered locally on behalf of youth soccer programs and community clean-up initiatives.
“Judice is a very talented player,” said Michael Ritch, head coach at St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.). “He’s athletic, plays with great pace and he can create for his teammates.”
THE FUTURE: Judice has signed with West Florida.