Saint Louis’ Skyler Goo was chosen as the Gatorade Hawaii Boys Soccer Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced Thursday.
The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field
The 5-foot-7, 135-pound senior forward scored 23 goals, leading the Crusaders (10-3-2) to the Division II state championship game this spring. Goo scored in 12 of 15 games with six multi-goal games. Goo is also a member of the U.S. Youth Soccer State Olympic Development Program team and he was chosen as a first-team All-State selection by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Goo has volunteered locally with the Blood Bank of Hawaii and the Waikiki Hungry Ministries, according to a news release.
“Skyler is a machine and plays the striker position to perfection,” Damien coach Bob Dodge said in the release. “He’s a smart, patient player. I have seen him grow into one of the best players in the state.”
Goo, who has a 3.10 grade-point average according to the release, will play on scholarship at UNLV this fall.
Recent Gatorade Hawaii Boys Soccer Players of the Year:
>> 2019: Skyler Goo, Saint Louis
>> 2018: Alex Liu, ‘Iolani
>> 2017: Duncan McKenna, Punahou
>> 2016: Tyler Ohata, Punahou
>> 2015: Naia Graham, Kailua
>> 2014: KJ Ahlo, ‘Iolani