2011 NSCAA High School National Players of the Year Announced
Zach Carroll (Grand Blanc HS/Grand Blanc, Mich.) and Ashley Meier (Strongsville HS/Strongsville, Ohio) have been selected as the 2011 NSCAA Boys and Girls High School National Players of the Year.
All National Players of the Year will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Zach Carroll, D, Sr., Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc, Mich.
A two-time member of Michigan's "Dream Team," Carroll was named the state's "Mr. Soccer" in 2011. A three-year team captain, he helped his team to two state semifinal appearances and threee Division I district championships. A member of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., he was the starting centerback for the U.S. U-17 National Team that won the CONCACAF Tournament in Jamaica and competed in the U-17 World Cup in Mexico. He has verbally committed to Virginia.
Ashley Meier, F, Sr., Strongsville High School, Strongsville, Ohio
Named Ms. Ohio for Soccer, Meier led the Mustangs to the 2011 Division I state title with a 21-2 record. A starter in every match in her prep career except five (when she was in camp with the U.S. National Team), she powered Strongsville to a four-year record of 79-8-3 against some of the nation's top teams. A two-time NSCAA All-America, she had 58 career goals and 36 assists. A member of the U.S. U-18 Women's National Team, she has committed to Virginia Tech.