Last week, Gatorade announced the Gatorade State Players of the Year for Girls High School soccer. On Wednesday, Emily Mason was crowned as the national winner.
While it remains to be seen how the 2020 season may play out in light of the coronavirus, it’s always intriguing to see who among the state winners ends up making a Division I impact. Anna Podojil stands out as one of the prime examples, as she earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors at Arkansas after being named the Ohio State Player of the Year last spring.
Sophie Jones was a key player for Duke as a freshman before suffering a season-ending injury. Camryn Lexow was a regular bench player for Virginia and should see her role grow in the fall. South Carolina winner Caroline Conti started 19 games for Clemson.
It’s worth pointing out that not all winners from this year are heading off to college. But here are a few 2020 graduates that could make an immediate impact. Below are five examples.