THE WINNER: Karlie Paschall
School: Ravenwood (Brentwood, Tenn.)
Athletic achievement: She scored 42 goals and passed for 19 assists this past season, leading the Raptors (17-3) to the Class AAA state semifinals. In seven postseason matches, Paschall tallied 14 goals and five assists, including a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Hardin Valley Academy in the state quarterfinals. A 2014 First Team All-State selection, Paschall attended a training camp with the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women’s National Team in January and is ranked as the No. 15 recruit in the Class of 2017 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Academic excellence: Paschall has maintained a 4.09 weighted GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach and as part of multiple community service initiatives in association with her church youth group.
“Karlie Paschall is on the national team … [and] to me, if you’re on the national team you should probably be Player of the Year,” said Russ Plummer, head coach of Hendersonville. “She has great speed and does so much for her team.”
THE FUTURE: Paschall will be a junior this fall.