Ella Fraser of Exeter High School and Samuel Latona of Manchester Central have been named Gatorade New Hampshire Player of the Year 2020-21.
The awards honor outstanding sporting achievements, high academic achievements and exemplary character on and off the field.
Exeter’s second Gatorade New Hampshire Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Fraser led the Blue Hawks to a 14-0 record and a second straight championship in Division I last fall. The senior striker scored at 5-0 – Exeter’s victory over Windham High in the state finals 12 goals and made seven assists, including two tallys and one assist.
She was a First Team All-Division I selection and was also a 2020 United Soccer Coaches High School All-American Award winner. She finished her high school soccer career with 45 goals and 29 assists.
Fraser has volunteered on site through several fundraising drives to support breast cancer research. She has also donated her time to the New Hampshire SPCA and as a youth football coach and referee. Fraser maintained a weighted GPA of 4.35 in the classroom.
She signed a National Letter of Intent to play football on a scholarship at Murray State University in Kentucky this fall.
Central’s first Gatorade New Hampshire Boys Soccer Player of the Year, Latona, scored 12 goals and passed for eight assists, bringing Little Green (9-1-2) to the Division 1 quarter-finals.
The senior midfielder is a first-team All-Division I award winner and was also named an All-American by the United Soccer Coaches. He finished his high school career with 40 goals and 34 assists.
Latona has served as a tutor for younger students and volunteered on site on behalf of youth soccer programs. He maintained a GPA of 3.79 in the classroom.
He will be attending Cornell University this fall, where he will play soccer.