New York Boys Soccer POY: Jeff Medina

New York Boys Soccer POY: Jeff Medina

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New York Boys Soccer POY: Jeff Medina

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THE WINNER: Jeff Medina

THE BASICS

School: Brentwood (N.Y.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Defender
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 165 pounds

Athletic achievement:He led the Indians (22-1) to the Class AA state final this past season. An All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Medina sparked a defense that allowed just eight goals and notched 18 shutouts. He is a two-time All-State honoree and was also chosen as the Long Island Player of the Year.

Academic excellence: Medina has maintained a B-plus average.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of hurricane relief efforts and youth soccer programs. 

THE PRAISE

“Medina has all the good things you’d want in a player,” said Matt Stallone, head coach at Sachem East (Farmingville, N.Y.). “He’s a physical presence in the back and he has a great ability to read the game.”

THE FUTURE: Medina will attend Stony Brook.

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