Via Gatorade – In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Tommy Barlow of Chaminade College Preparatory School as its 2012-13 Gatorade Missouri Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Barlow is the second Gatorade Missouri Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Chaminade College Preparatory School.
Barlow joins three other Chaminade College Preparatory former recipients of the Gatorade Missouri Boys Soccer Players of the Year: Mike Roach (2006-2007), Tim Collico (2001-2002) and Brad Davis (1999-2000).
Recent area winners include Alex Cochran in 2011 (Wisconsin/CBC), Adnan Gabeljic in 2010 (SLU/Mehlville) and Will Bruin in 2008 (Houston Dynamo/Indiana/DeSmet)
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound junior midfielder scored 27 goals and passed for 17 assists this past season, leading the Red Devils (25-3-2) to the Class 3 state championship match. An All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Barlow was also the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association Class 3 Player of the Year. He concluded his junior year with 58 goals and 28 assists in his prep soccer career.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Barlow as Missouri’s best high school boys soccer player and makes him eligible for the National award now. Read more