Gatorade Player of the Year

Ashton LeBlanc – Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year for Mississippi

Congratulations to Ashton LeBlanc of Gulfport High School for being named Gatorade Mississippi Boys Soccer Player of the Year!

 

According to a press release from Gatorade, the 6-foot, 165-pound junior defender led the Admirals to a 18-4-3 record and the Class 6A state championship this past season. LeBlanc was the anchor of a defense that notched 12 shutouts and allowed just one goal in four postseason games. He was a First Team All-State selection and a Coast Coaches All-Star Team honoree. 

 

A member of the Model United Nations at Gulfport High, LeBlanc has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach. “Ashton was a leader of our defense,” said Henrik Madsen, head coach of Gulfport High. “He was the hardest-working player in every practice.” He will begin his senior year of high school this fall. 

 

Fellow Admiral Jarred Arde won the same honor for 2009-10.

 

To read more about Ashton, visit #GatoradePOY.

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

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Garrett Wade-Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for Alabama

Congratulations to Garrett Wade of Hartselle High School for being named Gatorade Player of the Year in Alabama for Baseball!

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Senior left-handed pitcher and outfielder produced a 7-2 record on the mound with a 1.02 ERA this past season, leading the Tigers to the Class 6A State Tournament. Garrett struck out 109 batters and allowed just 18 hits and 20 walks in 54.2 innings pitched. He also had a pitched a perfect game (Collierville, TN.) He posted a .391 batting average with 30 runs scored and 27 RBIs.

As a member of the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Garrett volunteered with Students Against Destructive Decisions and he has donated his time as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church.

Garrett maintained a weighted 4.24 GPA and has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Auburn University but is projected as an early-round selection in the MLB June draft.

Garrett is the third Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the year. Other recipients were Jay Chittam (1993) and Luke Bole (2009).

To read more about Garrett, visit #GatoradePOY.

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

Amaris Tyynismaa-Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for Alabama

Congratulations to Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School for being named Gatorade Alabama Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year!

Amaris placed first this year in the Alabama High School Class 4A Individual State Championship with a time of 17:14.37. She also won the Jesse Owens Classic, the Section 1 Championship, the Warhawk Challenge and the Spain Park Invitational.
“Beyond Amaris’s ability on the course or track, she’s the most dedicated athlete I’ve coached in 35 years. She leads by example and encourages all her teammates to be the best they can be,” says Ed Wright, Montgomery Catholic Coach.

Amaris is a Junior at Montgomery Catholic where she maintains a 3.70 GPA. She volunteers with the local Meals on Wheels and Humane Society and is a religious education instructor with her church.

This is Amaris’ second time to be named Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for Alabama. She also won the award her sophomore year.

To read more about Amaris, visit #GatoradePOY.

 

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

Kenya McQuirter-Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year for Alabama

Congratulations to Kenya McQuirter of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School for being named Gatorade Player of the Year in Alabama in Volleyball!

Kenya has 516 kills, 292 digs, 89 blocks and 58 service aces. She is a Junior at McGill-Toolen where she maintains a 3.75 GPA. The the school’s Ambassador Program, Kenya has volunteered with youth volleyball camps and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Kenya is fifth Gatorade Volleyball Player of the year to be selected from McGill-Toolen.

To read more about Kenya, visit #GatoradePOY .

 

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

 

Asa Martin – Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Alabama

Congratulations to Asa Martin of Austin High School for being named Gatorade Player of the Year in Alabama in Football!

Asa rushed for 2,228 yards and scored 33 TDs in 2017. He is a Senior at Austin High where he maintains a 3.23 GPA. Asa also spends time with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes providing service in the community. He has verbally committed to play at Auburn University. Way to go Asa! We wish you the best in obtaining National Gatorade Player of the Year!

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

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Tony Brown – Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Mississippi

Congratulations to Tony Brown of East Central High School for being named Gatorade Player of the Year in Mississippi in Football!

Tony rushed for 2,748 yards and scored 47 TDs in 2017. He is a Senior at East Central where he maintains a 3.42 GPA. Tony also spends time with his church youth group providing community service. Way to go Tony! We wish you the best in obtaining National Gatorade Player of the Year!

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

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