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THE WINNER: Audrey Thomas
School: Issaquah (Wash.)
Athletic achievement:She scored 17 goals and passed for 11 assists this past season, leading the Eagles (19-3-1) to the Class 4A state title game. A two-time All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Thomas is a two-time Seattle Times First Team All-Area honoree and a two-time KingCo Class 4A Player of the Year. She concluded her prep soccer career with 35 goals and 27 assists.
Academic excellence: Thomas has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: A Scholar All-America selection by the NSCAA, she has volunteered locally as a peer tutor, a youth soccer coach and as a mentor to the Issaquah freshman class.
“Thomas is the engine of her team. She never stopped,” said Don Braman, head coach of Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.). “She is both quick and able to take players on. And her team could not have done it without her.”
THE FUTURE: Thomas has verbally committed to Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.).