2017-06-16 / Sports

Cardinal Newman’s Wyatt Millard named Gatorade South Carolina Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Contributed by Cardinal Newman School

Cardinal Newman’s Wyatt Millard Cardinal Newman’s Wyatt Millard Gatorade announced Cardinal Newman’s Wyatt Millard as its 2016-2017 Gatorade South Carolina Boys Soccer Player of the year. This is the third time in five years that Cardinal Newman has had a male soccer player earn this honor. Millard’s bother Koty earned the distinction in 2012-2013. It is the 32nd year Gatorade has honored the nation’s best high school athletes.

“Wyatt is a truly special talent. He has the ability to take over a game whenever he wants,” said head men’s varsity soccer coach and athletic director Will Eudy. “His work rate, speed, and will to win set him apart at even the highest levels of soccer. Wyatt has been a massive part of Cardinal Newman Soccer. He truly deserves this honor.”

This past year, Millard played in 20 games, had 48 shots on goal, 16 goals, 18 assists, and four game-winning goals.

In three playoff games, Millard scored nine goals (two v. Wilson Hall in quarterfinals, four v. Heathwood Hall in semifinals, three v. Hammond in finals)

Millard was awarded:

• Region I-AAA All- Region

• Region I-AAA Player of the Year

• SCISA All-State

• SCISA AAA Player of the Year

• HSSR SCISA All- State

• HSSR SCISA Mr. Soccer

• SCISA All-Star

Millard will play soccer for the United States Naval Academy.

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