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THE WINNER: Madison Damm
School: North Kingstown (R.I.)
Athletic achievement: She scored 11 goals and passed for nine assists this past season, leading the Skippers (9-3-4) to the Division I state quarterfinals. Damm was an All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a two-time First-Team All-State honoree. She concluded her prep soccer career with 50 goals and 34 assists.
Academic excellence: Damm has maintained a 3.17 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach in addition to donating her time at a homeless shelter and at the Sargent Rehabilitation Center in Warwick.
“Madison Damm was the engine that kept her team running,” said Martin Yarumian, head coach of Bay View Academy (Riverside, R.I.). “She possesses the little extra quality to her that others don’t have. It is dangerous to not know where she is at all times.”
THE FUTURE: Damm will attend Syracuse.