CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- George Washington's Garrett Phillips was named the Gatorade West Virginia boys high school soccer player of the year Thursday.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound senior goalkeeper recorded 19 shutouts and surrendered just nine goals in leading the Patriots (24-0-1) to the Class AAA state championship last November. Phillips was an All-America selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and was selected the state player of the year by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Phillips has maintained a 4.39 grade-point average and has volunteered locally by feeding the homeless and assisting the elderly. He is now a finalist for the Gatorade national honor, which will be announced in May.