Massapequa’s Hope Breslin has one more year of high school, and one more season to wow soccer fans in her hometown and across Long Island.
Following the fall 2015 season in which she helped lead the Chiefs to the team’s third consecutive New York Class AA state championship, Breslin has been named the Empire State’s Gatorade State Falls Girls Player of the Year.
Winners are selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
An All-East Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Breslin was named both the Class AA Player of the Year and the Long Island Player of the Year. She led her team to a No. 3 ranking nationally in the NSCAA/USA TODAY Super 25.
Breslin was also named Long Island Player of the Year by Newsday and shared her views on Massapequa’s 2015 state title.
In the classroom, Breslin maintains an A average, is a peer mentor in her school, volunteers on behalf of the Special Olympics, youth soccer programs and Best Buddies International.