Michigan Girls Soccer POY: Hannah Jones

Michigan Girls Soccer POY: Hannah Jones

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Michigan Girls Soccer POY: Hannah Jones

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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: Hannah Jones

THE BASICS

School: Port Huron Northern (Port Huron, Mich.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-foot-7

Athletic achievement: She had led the Huskies to a 6-5-4 record at the time of her selection. Jones scored 15 goals and passed for five assists through 15 games. The two-time Port Huron Times-Herald Area Player of the Year, she is a member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Olympic Development Program team and is rated as the No. 63 recruit in the nation for the Class of 2016 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Academic excellence: Jones has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is ranked No. 1 in her class.

Exemplary character: An accomplished artist, she won a Gold Key at the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing awards for an original painting. She has volunteered locally as a lifeguard and swiw teacher in addition to serving on the Port Huron Northern student council.

THE PRAISE

“I knew going into our game that Hannah was going to be a major threat,” said James Leutzinger, head coach of Romeo High. “She has the capability to take over the game and she did against us. Her speed, aggression and knowledge of the game is superior to others.”

THE FUTURE: Jones has verbally committed to Michigan State.

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