2016 - 2017 GATORADE
NATIONAL GIRLS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KENNEDY
WESLEY
MIDFIELDER/DEFENDER
VALLEY CHRISTIAN HS
CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA
SOPHOMORE
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-6
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
22
GOALS
9
ASSISTS
“At any moment, Kennedy was a game-changer. She was excellent in the air, on set pieces, throw-ins, 50-50 balls, all the intangibles. Her pace and change of speed and direction, even at higher speeds, created automatic separation.”
Rob Gurule
Head Coach at Maranatha School

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-6 sophomore midfielder and defender led the Crusaders to a 25-3-3 record and both the Southern Section Division 6 and the Southern California Division V Regional tournament championships this past season. Wesley scored 22 goals and passed for nine assists. Rated as the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2019 by TopDrawerSoccer.com, Wesley is a member of the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women’s National Team. She was the Southern Section Division 6 Player of the Year.

Academic Achievement


Wesley has maintained a weighted 4.02 GPA in the classroom. She has made a verbal commitment to play soccer on scholarship at Stanford University beginning in the fall of 2019.

Exemplary Character


A violinist and former gymnast, Wesley has volunteered locally collecting and supplying goods to the homeless, and she has donated her time as a youth camp counselor. “At any moment, Kennedy was a game-changer,” said Rob Gurule, head coach of Maranatha School. “She was excellent in the air, on set pieces, throw-ins, 50-50 balls, all the intangibles. Her pace and change of speed and direction, even at higher speeds, created automatic separation.”