Mountain Vista's Pugh earns Gatorade POY honor

Mallory Pugh of Mountain Vista High School has earned the top individual honor in sport, being named the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year 2014-15.

The junior is now the third player from Colorado to earn the award. Aleisha Cramer (Green Mountain) and Mary McDowell (Wheat Ridge) brought home the award in back-to-back years in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

Pugh ended the season with 24 goals and 12 assists, leading the Golden Eagles to a 16-3 record and semifinal appearance in the 2015 CHSAA Girls State Soccer Championships in class 5A. She also took home the state’s top player award from Gatorade, as well.

In addition to her accomplishments on the field, she is heavily involved in her community, volunteering for community-service initiatives to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado and Tennyson Center for Children, and with the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program serving young athletes with disabilities.

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