Mollie Pathman of Durham Academy is the 2009-10 Gatorade North Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character , distinguishes Pathman as North Carolina’s best high school girls soccer player.
The 5-foot-3 senior forward and midfielder led the Cavaliers (12-4-1) to the North Carolina Independent Schools Class 3-A state quarterfinals this season, recording 29 goals and 10 assists.
Also the 2008-09 Gatorade North Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Pathman is a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation Under-18 Women’s National Team. A four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America Youth All-American and a 2009 NSCAA High School All-American, she is the nation’s No. 20 recruit in the Class of 2010 as rated by TopDrawerSoccer.com and concluded her career with 130 goals and 65 assists.
Pathman has maintained a 3.97 GPA in the classroom. The 2009 NSCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, she works at a genetics lab at Duke Medical Center and volunteers locally as a youth soccer coach and as a tutor for Spanish-speaking children.
Pathman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at Duke University this fall.