2016 - 2017 GATORADE
NATIONAL BOYS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
UMAR FAROUK
OSMAN
MIDFIELDER
THE HOTCHKISS SCHOOL
LAKEVILLE, CONNECTICUT
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-9
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
19
GOALS
9
ASSISTS
“Osman is the full package—size, raw power, technical and dynamic on the ball. I also appreciate that he plays with a lot of pride, plays both sides of the ball and isn’t afraid to put a tackle in.”
Tony Mohammed
Head Coach at the Berkshire School

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-9, 150-pound senior midfielder scored 19 goals and passed for nine assists this past season, lifting the Bearcats to a 6-9-2 record. The 2016 Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association’s Player of the Year, Osman had a direct hand in 28 of Hotchkiss’ 30 goals on the season. He participated in the High School All-American Game in North Carolina in December and concluded his prep soccer career with 63 goals and 45 assists.

Academic Achievement


Osman has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer on scholarship at the University of Michigan beginning this fall.

Exemplary Character


A dorm proctor at Hotchkiss, Osman has volunteered locally as part of a fundraising campaign to provide school uniforms, backpacks and books to children in his native Ghana. “Osman is the full package—size, raw power, technical and dynamic on the ball,” said Tony Mohammed, head coach of the Berkshire School. “I also appreciate that he plays with a lot of pride, plays both sides of the ball and isn’t afraid to put a tackle in.”