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Southlake Carroll’s Kennedy Fuller named Gatorade Texas Women’s Soccer Player of the Year

Kennedy Fuller led Southlake Carroll to the Class 6A State Championship. She was named National Finals MVP. And she was named Gatorade Texas Girls Football Player of the Year.

This all happened in his first year.

Fuller learned Thursday that she had won the prestigious Gatorade award. It came after she scored three goals in a 4-0 win over Rockwall in the state title game, giving Carroll his third state championship and closing a season 22-1-4.

Fuller, a 5-5 attacking midfielder, scored 26 goals and 14 assists as a rookie and was an All-State First Team selection and Dallas Morning News Player of the Year. Fuller is the first girl to win All-Region Player of the Year and Gatorade Texas Player of the Year in the same season since McKinney Boyd’s Meghan Streight in 2011.

Other Dallas area girls to have won the Gatorade State Award in the past decade include Sydney Becerra of Flower Mound in 2021, Diana Ordonez of Prosper in 2017, Cyera Hintzen of Sachse in 2016, Jordie Harr from Sachse in 2014 and 2015, Katie Martin from Highland Park in 2013 and Jana Jeffrey from the Ursulines in 2012.

The Dallas area won the Gatorade Football Player of the Year award this season, while Frisco Wakeland’s Brennan Bezdek won the boys award.

Fuller started his summer playing for the U.S. national under-15 team in the Netherlands this month. She is ranked the 3rd National Rookie in the Class of 2025 by TopDrawerSoccer.

Fuller is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and its local Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has volunteered locally at Count Your Blessings, a religious goods and religious gift store, and on behalf of G&J Ministries, which provides sanctuary for renewal, restoration and redemption to those in need. She has also donated her time as a youth soccer coach and mentor.

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