2009 Florida Girls High School

          Players of the Year


We are Proud to Announce our selection for High School Player of the Year! The Players of the will receive a plaque recognizing them for their outstanding season.


Class 6A Player of the Year

Kristin Grubka Sophomore at Melbourne High School


FORWARD--24 games, 32 goals, 15 assist
GOAL KEEPER—5.5 games, 11 saves, 4.5 shutouts, 2 goals allowed

Why we chose Kristin: It is very rare to find a player who excels at two totally different positions. Kristin not only lead her team in scoring this year, but when it counted most in the Florida State High School Final Four, Kristen led her team to a dominating State Championship as the Goal Keeper.

Coach’s comments: Kristin Grubka is a very determined, dedicated individual, and above all a true team player. Due to her hard work and enthusiasm to learn Kristin has earned a starting position on the varsity level. She is a responsible and dedicated team leader. Throughout the last two soccer seasons at Melbourne High she has demonstrated leadership qualities playing on the field as a forward and as a goalkeeper with no complaints.  It is very rare to find a leading goal scorer on a team that would not mind sacrificing her stats for the team. Kristin has been a scholar athlete at Melbourne High School for the past two years. Her attitude and performance on and off the field has been outstanding and a great asset to the team. Kristin is very dedicated to soccer.


Class 5A Player of the Year

Ana Cate Senior at Newsome High School

Center Midfield

Goals: 15 Assists: 15

Why we chose Ana: Ana is very skilled technically and tactically. She has a motor that just won’t quit. She is a great leader on and off the field.

Coach's comments:  Ana is a tremendously skilled soccer player; she plays with heart and passion. She is one of the very best that has come through Newsome High School both academically and athletically.

Auburn Coach’s Comments: Ana is a fierce competitor. Her ability to tackle, shoot from a distance, and win balls in the air despite her size makes her a dominate force in the midfield.


Class 4A Player of the Year

Chrissy Gratz Senior at Archbishop McCarthy High School


50 Goals 15 Assists

Why we chose Chrissy: Chrissy led Class 5A in scoring with 50 goals and 15 assists. She has great speed and gives defenses fits.

Coach’s Comment: Chrissy has been a 4 year starter for Archbishop McCarthy. She is our all-time leading scorer with 160 and all-time leader in assists with 63. She has quick speed and a great vision for the game. Her natural ability combined with her coachability makes her an ideal player.

East Carolina Coach’s Comment: "Chrissy is a dynamic forward and is a handful for defenders. She has great speed, agility, creativity, one-on-one ability and a killer instinct when it comes to scoring goals. She loves the game and is an exciting player to watch."


Class 3A Player if the Year

Brittany D’Addio Junior at Pope John Paul II


37 goals, 27 assts

Why we chose Brittany: It is rare to find a high scoring midfielder who also has a ton of assists. Brittany is always looking to score whether it is a goal or an assist.

Coach’s Comment: Brittany is a gifted striker with great vision, so if she doesn't go to goal herself, she always seems to find the open player for an assist. That's a valuable combination.


Class 2A Player of the Year

Carson Pickett Freshman at St. Johns Country Day


Why we chose Carson: Carson was the leader in goals and assists on the Class 2A State Champs. She has a very complete game and makes great decisions in the final third.

26 goals / 30 assists

Coach’s Comments: Carson had a solid year in leading St. Johns in goals and assists.  She is a versatile player that can play multiple positions.  She is an unselfish player that looks to find her extremely talented teammates."