As each academic year winds down, Gatorade State Player of the Year honors are dished out for boys and girls soccer. They recognize athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. In other words, each GPOY award celebrates top up-and-coming student-athletes.
However things evolve, we're offering predictions of frontrunners in New England's six states. Consider this who early favorites would be in a normal year, all while acknowledging the full picture simply can't come into view.
As sorted by state, check out the boys rundown below. We've also included the past five years worth of winners in each state (with college commit), and it's important to remember that GPOY honorees tend to be attacking players in the senior class.