Utah Girls Soccer POY: Holly Daugirda

Utah Girls Soccer POY: Holly Daugirda

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Utah Girls Soccer POY: Holly Daugirda

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The Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.

For the complete list of Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Holly Daugirda

THE BASICS

School: Skyline (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 5-foot-6

Athletic achievement: She led the Eagles to an 18-1-1 record and the Class 4A state championship this past season. Daugirda scored 28 goals and passed for 20 assists, including one of each in a 3-1 win over Timpanogos High in the state final. The Deseret News Class 4A MVP and a three-time First Team All-State selection, Daugirda missed the final two games of the regular season while attending a training camp with the U.S. Soccer Under-19 Women’s National Team. She concluded her prep soccer career with 76 goals.

Academic excellence: Daugirda has maintained a 3.80 GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally at the Primary Children’s Hospital and the Road Home homeless shelter, and she has donated her time as an elementary-school tutor in addition to participating in multiple community-service initiatives through her church.

THE PRAISE

“Holly Daugirda is the most unselfish star player I have seen come out of Utah,” said Brady Smith, head coach of Murray High. “She is dynamic with and without the ball and could take over games by scoring and also distributing. Constantly double- and triple-teamed but was able to still be one of the top scorers in the state.”

THE FUTURE: Daugirda has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on an athletic scholarship at the University of Utah beginning this fall.

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