Incoming Dolphin Receives Player of the Year Honors

Incoming Dolphin Receives Player of the Year Honors

CHIGAGO, Ill – Incoming Jacksonville University men's soccer freshman Reed Davis received national honors for the second straight year, winning Gatorade Florida Boys Soccer Player of the Year, as announced by Gatorade officials on Tuesday.

A recent graduate of Fleming Island High School in Fleming Island, Fla., Davis was honored as the top boys soccer athlete in the Sunshine state for the second year in a row, and now becomes a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year, which will be announced later this month. He is the first player in the 12-year history of the award being given in Florida to be honored in consecutive years.

Davis committed to Jacksonville University back in February as one of nine members of the team's 2018 recruiting class.

"We are thrilled to have Reed join our JU family," Head Coach Mauricio Ruiz said. "He's an extremely diverse and well-educated player, and an even better teammate."

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound forward netted 52 goals and 17 assists during his senior season at Fleming Island HS, leading the Golden Eagles to a 17-1-3 record and a trip to the District 4A Tournament Quarterfinals. The first-ever back-to-back Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Soccer Award winner, he concluded his high school career with 132 goals and 48 assists.

Off the field, Davis held a 4.24 weighted GPA, and was a member of the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) honors program.

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