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THE WINNER: Katie Martin
School: Highland Park (Dallas, Texas)
Athletic achievement: She scored 40 goals and passed for 11 assists this past season, leading the Lady Scots (25-1-5) to the Class 4A state championship game. The two-time District 20-4A Player of the Year and the 2012 All-VYPE Greater Dallas MVP, Martin is a two-time First Team All-State selection. She concluded her prep career with 105 goals and 42 assists.
Academic excellence: Martin has maintained an A average.
Exemplary character: The president of the Highland Park High National English Honor Society, she was a member of her school’s Robotics Club and Latin Club. She has donated her time locally at the Boys & Girls Club and on behalf of 65 Roses, a foundation to support cystic fibrosis research.
“Katie Martin was unbelievable this season,” said Aaron Ziehm, head coach of Little Elm (Texas). “She was pretty much unstoppable in the games she played against us. Without her, Highland Park probably doesn’t go to the state tournament.”
THE FUTURE: Martin has signed with Villanova.