Gatorade Girls Player of the Year: Midfielder Riley Jackson of Georgia

Riley Jackson  has been starring for Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Georgia, ECNL club Concorde Fire, and the U.S. U-17 national team, which she captained to the 2022 Concacaf U-17 Championship title and earned MVP honors.

She is the 2021-22 Gatorade Girls Player of the Year.

The 5-foot-8 midfielder's high school sophomore season brought her prep soccer production to 36 goals and 48 assists.

Jackson is also a U.S. Soccer-licensed referee and volunteer youth soccer instructor and camp coach.

Riley, while with family, coaches and teammates, learned of the honor via a virtual presentation from U.S. women's national team star and 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year Mallory Pugh

Gatorade National Girls Players of the Year
2022 Riley Jackson
2021 Alyssa Thompson
2020 Emily Mason
2019 Sophie Jones
2018 Isabella D'Aquila
2017 Kennedy Wesley
2016 Ella Stevens
2015 Mallory Pugh
2014 Katie Cousins
2013 Morgan Andrews
2012 Morgan Andrews
2011 Morgan Brian
2010 Mollie Pathman
2009 Rachel Quon
2008 Teresa Noyola
2007 Melissa Henderson
2006 Lauren Cheney
2005 Amy Rodriguez
2004 Ashlyn Harris
2003 Heather O'Reilly
2002 Jill Oakes
2001 Mary McDowell
2000 Aleisha Cramer-Rose
1999 Christie Welsh
1998 Aly Wagner

2021-22 Gatorade State Girls Soccer WinnersAlabama to Wyoming

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