Roxbury Latin’s Leon Brown was named the 2009-10 Gatorade Massachusetts Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Brown is the first Gatorade Massachusetts Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from The Roxbury Latin School.
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 Brown as Massachusetts’ best high school boys soccer player. Brown is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award to be announced in May.
The 5-foot-10 senior forward recorded 19 goals and eight assists this past season, leading the Foxes (16-1-3) to the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class B semifinals. A Boston Globe All-Scholastic and a three-time First Team All-Independent School League selection, Brown led the ISL in scoring as a senior and concluded his high school career with 55 goals and 23 assists.
Brown has maintained a sound level of achievement in the classroom and scored an 1820 (out of 2400) on the SAT. He has volunteered locally as a youth soccer instructor and on behalf of both a food bank and a homeless shelter.
“Leon Brown’s a special player,” said Bob Pipe, coach of rival Rivers School. “Brown’s got the speed and the athleticism that put him in another category. His team came in second in the ISL and it was 100 percent on him. You could put Leon Brown on any team in the league and they win the league; he’s that special striker that does it all.”
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