*Feature photo: Robbi Ryan was also named the 2015-16 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Basketball Player of the Year. h/t SHS Booster Club / Pitchengine Communties* (Sheridan, Wyo.) — Sheridan High School's Robbi Ryan has been named the 2015-16 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Ryan is the first Gatorade Wyoming Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Sheridan High School. Earlier this year, she was also named the 2015-16 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Basketball Player of the Year
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but
also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character
demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Ryan as Wyoming’s best
high school girls soccer player.
Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of
the Year award to be announced in May, Ryan joins an elite alumni
association of past state award-winners in 12 sports.
The 5-foot-9 senior forward had led the Broncs to a 7-6-1 record at the
time of her selection. Ryan scored 21 goals and passed for eight assists
through 14 games. The state’s reigning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of
the Year, she is a twotime First Team All-State and First Team
All-Conference selection in soccer.
Ryan has maintained a 3.89 GPA in the classroom. Also a talented musician
and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, she has volunteered
locally on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, the YMCA and Big Brothers Big
Sisters of America.
“Robbi Ryan is strong physically and technically,” said Tanya Santee, head
coach at Riverton High. “She’s always in the right place to receive balls
from her teammates and she’s relentlessly unwilling to lose the ball if
it’s anywhere near her.”
Ryan will attend Arizona State University this fall, where she will play
basketball on scholarship.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in
the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high
school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and
girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and
girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each
sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school
sports leadership team in partnership with
USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts
and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists
to determine the state winners in each sport.