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THE WINNER: Maddy Emerick
School: Billings (Mont.) Senior
Athletic achievement: She led the Lady Broncs to a 13-1-1 record and the Class AA state championship this past season. Emerick scored 10 goals and passed for seven assists, including the setup of the lone goal in Senior’s 1-0 win over Helena (Mont.) in the state title game. Emerick is a 2013 Great Falls Tribune Super-State All-Star and a two-time First Team Class AA All-State selection. She concluded her prep soccer career with 24 goals and 20 assists.
Academic excellence: Emerick has maintained a B-plus average.
Exemplary character: A cellist in the Billings Senior High Philharmonic Orchestra, she has volunteered locally with a youth literacy-outreach program and as a youth soccer coach and referee.
“Maddy was the most dominant center-mid in the state this year,” said Megan Parish, head coach of Billings Senior. “Maddy sees the game and passes the ball as well as any girl in the state.”
THE FUTURE: Emerick has signed with Montana.