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THE WINNER: Dan Apajee
School: La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.)
Weight: 155 pounds
Athletic achievement: He scored 15 goals and passed for eight assists this past season, leading the Rams (13-2-3) to the Division I state championship match. A First Team All-State honoree and an All-New England selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Apajee is the No. 72-rated recruit in the Class of 2014 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Academic excellence: Apajee has maintained a 3.52 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally at a soup kitchen and as a youth soccer coach.
“Dan is a very talented player who helps his team all over the field,” said John Lopes, head coach of Cumberland (R.I.). “He is capable of being the playmaker as well as the finisher. He has speed and quickness to go along with the skills.”
THE FUTURE: Apajee has verbally committed to Syracuse.