Missouri Boys Soccer POY: Tommy Barlow

Missouri Boys Soccer POY: Tommy Barlow

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Missouri Boys Soccer POY: Tommy Barlow

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THE WINNER: Tommy Barlow
    
THE BASICS
    
School: Chaminade Prep (St. Louis, Mo.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 165 pounds
    
Athletic achievement: He scored 27 goals and passed for 17 assists this past season, leading the Red Devils (25-3-2) to the Class 3 state championship match. An All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Barlow was also the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association Class 3 Player of the Year. He concluded his junior year with 58 goals and 28 assists in his prep soccer career.
    
Academic excellence: Barlow has maintained a B average.
    
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as part of a fundraising campaign to benefit cancer research, a neighborhood beautification project and at a soup kitchen.
    
THE PRAISE
    
“Tommy Barlow is the real deal,” said Greg Vitello, head coach of DeSmet Jesuit (St. Louis, Mo.). “He creates a lot of havoc wherever he is on the field. He can change a game quickly. His biggest deal is that he can finish.”
    
THE FUTURE: Barlow will be a senior next year.

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