USA TODAY High School Sports is launching a series called “60 for ’16” to highlight 60 members of the Class of 2016 who we will be watching in the coming 12 months. The athletes were selected by the USA TODAY HSS staff.
Name: Aidan Cserhat
School: Taos (N.M.)
What we’ve seen: Dominance. Cserhat scored 49 goals in 20 games last fall (ranked eighth in the nation), which averages an astounding 2.5 goals per game. Beyond averaging almost a hat trick every time he steps on the field, Cserhat tallied 19 assists during his junior campaign, giving him an incredible 117 points for the season, which was fifth in the nation.
A three-year varsity starting forward, Cserhat scored in every game but one in the 2014-15 season, scoring three goals or more eight times. He led his Taos Tigers to a district championship victory before eventually losing in the state quarterfinals for the second year in a row.
Why we’re watching: 117 points in 20 games is no joke, and you can only assume the senior forward will expand on his already-spectacular numbers. He’s strong on the ball and has a powerful, knee-buckling shot that would intimidate any keeper. As the District Player of the Year and a member of the New Mexico All-State Team, it’s safe to say you can expect to hear more about Cserhat next season.