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Evan Vare named Gatorade Player of the Year for Pennsylvania

The Central Bucks East forward is the first to receive the honor from his high school.

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Central Bucks East forward Evan Vare has a Pennsylvania Boys Soccer Player of the Year award to add to his trophy case.

The star of the Class AAA state champions scored 42 goals and added 13 assists in his senior season while leading the Patriots to a 26-0 record. The Lafayette College recruit was the 2015 Pennsylvania Soccer Association Player of the Year and a two-time First Team All-State selection as well as an NSCAA All-American.

He scored a goal and added an assist in the Patriots' 2-0 win over Seneca Valley in the state final.

"Evan was the best high school player I’ve seen in my 10-plus years of coaching," Kyle McGrath, head coach of Hatboro-Horsham High said in a press release. "He was the clear-cut leader for his team this year not only in scoring goals and setting them up but also in his relentless work rate, which was what most impressed me."

As the state POY, Vare will be a finalist for the national boys soccer player of the year award New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison won a year ago.

Past winners of the Pennsylvania award include former Union midfielder Andrew Wenger (2008-09) and Philadelphia Union Academy alumnus and two-time winner Brett Campbell (2012-13 and 2011-12), who will be a senior at Georgetown in the fall.

Appoquinimink High School's Matt Dina was the Delaware Player of the Year. The senior defender/midfielder scored 9 goals and added 3 assists while leading the Jaguars (15-2) to the Division 1 state semifinals.