Class of 2023 women’s soccer commit Alyssa Thompson was honored this week as the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. With this honor, Thompson became only the second ever sophomore to win this award. Other past recipients include Mallory Pugh, Heather O’Reilly, Lauren Holiday and countless others. Thompson led her high school team to a perfect 18-0 record this season, racking up a total of 48 goals and 14 assists. The Daily’s Jenna Ruzekowicz sat down with Thompson right after the news broke to discuss the award and her future on and off the field.
The Stanford Daily (TSD): Congratulations on winning the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year award. With all the journalistic hype that you’re getting from this amazing honor, I wanted to ask, what do you personally think is your strongest attribute within the game and what differentiates you from other players on