Pennsylvania Boys Soccer POY: Brett Campbell

A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this past fall's Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 29 fellow Gatorade State Fall Boys Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Brett Campbell


School: The Haverford School (Haverford, Conn.)

Grade: Junior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 170 pounds


Athletic achievement: Campbell led the Fords to an 18-2-1 record and the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state championship this past season. He scored 39 goals and passed for eight assists, including scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Episcopal Academy in the PIS state final. A First Team All-Inter-Ac League selection and a Southeastern Pennsylvania Coaches Association All-Star, Campbell will enter his senior season with 63 goals and 18 assists in his prep career.

Academic excellence: Campbell has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: An avid drummer and pianist, he has volunteered locally at a nursing home and at Lankenau Medical Center, receiving the center’s Superior Service Award in July 2011.


“Brett Campbell is a game-changer,” said Bob DiBendetto, head coach of William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, Pa.). “He is always the most dangerous player on the field. If you let up on him for a second, the ball is in the back of your net.”

THE FUTURE: Campbell has verbally committed to play soccer on an athletic scholarship at Georgetown University beginning in the fall of 2013.