Henley Tippins '22 has been named the Gatorade Georgia Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program recognizes the nation’s most elite high school athletes for not only athletic excellence but also for high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.
Henley was the girls soccer team's leading scorer with 31 goals, which helped set a new school record of 154 goals this season. The state champion Wildcats went 21-0 and became the first in Georgia High School Association history to win six consecutive state titles in the sport. Henley was also named the GHSA's Girls Soccer Athlete of the Year for 2020-21.
Roughly 5.7 million students play Gatorade Player of the Year sports each year, however, only 607 are named a state winner.
Henley joins a more than 35-year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Sydney McLaughlin, Mallory Pugh, Karl-Anthony Towns, Elena Delle Donne, and many other sports icons.