In it's 27th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, Gatorade, in collaboration with ESPNHS, has announced Brian Hart as it's 2011-2012 Gatorade New Hamsphire Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Hart is the first player from Phillips Academy Exeter to receive this award. Others who won this award include: Derek Jeter (91-92), Alexi Lalas (87-88), and Mark Sanchez (04-05).
This program is based on the program's three pillars: athletics production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement, and exemplary personal character. His athletic ability is unrivaled as the 6-foot-2 senior forward scored 35 goal and passed for 13 assists to lead Big Red to a 18-2 record and the runner-up in the NEPSAC division. Hart also broke Exeter's record for most goals in a single-season and career record.
Although Hart won this award for his soccer abilities, he is also a powerful force on the ice. Next year, he will go to Harvard University where he will play Ice Hockey.
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