Ross Elliott of Cheyenne Central High School has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Wyoming Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Elliott as Wyoming’s best high school boys soccer player.

The 5-foot-9, 155-pound senior forward scored 29 goals and passed for 24 assists this past season, breaking school records in both categories and leading the Indians (15-3-1) to the Class 4A state final.

Elliott is a two-time First Team All-State selection and is a three-time First Team All-Conference honoree.

Elliott has volunteered locally on behalf of Meals of Hope and the U.S. Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program serving young athletes with disabilities.

Elliott has maintained a 3.96 GPA in the classroom.

He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at Colorado Mesa University this fall.

Elliott is the third Gatorade Wyoming Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Cheyenne Central High School.

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