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THE WINNER: Will Horstmann
School: Jackson Hole (Jackson, Wyo.)
Weight: 145 pounds
Athletic achievement: He has led the Broncs to a 14-0 record and a berth in the Class 3A state tournament, scheduled to begin May 16. Horstmann scored 18 goals and passed for 12 assists in the regular season. A First Team All-State selection, he was the Class 3A Underclassman of the Year in 2012.
Academic excellence: Horstmann has maintained a 3.66 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of his school’s Key Club and robotics team, he has volunteered on behalf of a local homeless shelter and Kids Across America, which provides summer camp experiences for urban youth.
“You have to pay special attention to him every game,” said Dick Edgcomb, head coach at Buffalo (Wyo.). “He’s very fast, very skilled. He’s got good footwork and he’s a real positive leader for that team.”
THE FUTURE: Horstmann will be a senior next year.