The Gatorade State Girls Soccer Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2014-15 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
For a list of the other Gatorade State girls Soccer Players of the Year winners, click here.
THE WINNER: Kristen Hori
School: ’Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Athletic achievement: She scored 14 goals and passed for 21 assists this past season, leading the Raiders (12-1-3) to the Division I state championship game. Hori was the 2015 Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-State honoree by the Honolulu Advertiser. She concluded her prep soccer career with 24 goals and 25 assists.
Academic excellence: Hori has maintained a weighted 4.33 GPA and represents one of the state’s top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award’s broad criteria.
Exemplary character: A National Merit Commended Scholar, she has volunteered locally with ’Iolani’s Self Defense Club and as a youth soccer coach.
“Kristen had a fantastic senior season and was a threat all year long,” said Missy Moore, head coach of Kamehameha School. “She was very consistent in every game she played.”
THE FUTURE: Hori will play for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.