High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Schillo Tshuma

Eye on POY: Virginia boys soccer

May, 9, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys Soccer Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Schillo Tshuma
Senior midfielder, Episcopal (Alexandria, Va.)

2011 Team record: 12-6-4
2011 Team standing: Virginia Independent School Division I state champions

2011 Goals: 18
2011 Assists: 9
Career goals: 55
Career assists: 28

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: University of Maryland

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Averaging 1.23 points per game this season. 2011 Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year. Two-time VISAA State Player of the Year.

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