Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gatorade names N.C. girls' soccer player of the year

Durham Academy's Mollie Pathman was named the Gatorade N.C. Girls' Soccer Player of the Year.

The award is based on performance, academics and character.

Pathman, a junior forward/midfielder, had 26 goals and seven assists heading into an NCISAA playoff Tuesday.

She is a three-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America Youth All-American and a member of the U.S. Soccer Under-18 Women’s National Team pool. Pathman has 96 goals and 42 assists in her career.

Pathman has a 3.98 grade-point average. She has volunteered as an area youth soccer coach, at a summer camp for underprivileged children and as an academic tutor for local Spanish-speaking children.

Pathman has committed to play at Duke.

- Cliff Mehrtens