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THE WINNER: Chelsea Drennan
School: T.L. Hanna (Anderson, S.C.)
Athletic achievement: She recorded 39 goals and 16 assists this past season, leading the Rams (17-4) to the Class 4A state quarterfinals. A two-time South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Class 4A state Player of the Year, Drennan is a three-time Class 4A First Team All-State honoree and a 2012 All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She concluded her prep soccer career with 115 goals and 55 assists.
Academic excellence: Drennan has maintained a weighted 4.8 GPA.
Exemplary character: Drennan is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. She has volunteered locally as a peer tutor, youth soccer coach and as part of multiple community service initiatives in association with her church youth group.
“Chelsea Drennan can take a game over,” said Kevin Czar, head coach of Mauldin (S.C.). “She can control the middle of the field and is dangerous in the air. She is a presence on any set piece both offensive and defensive. She is a complete player.”
THE FUTURE: Drennan has signed with South Carolina.