Gatorade Player of the Year website
Amongst Gatorade Player of the Year award alumni, fans will discover names like Peyton Manning, Candace Parker, Alonzo Mourning and Lisa Leslie. These champions represent only a handful of exceptional talents who were first recognized by the Gatorade Player of the Year program before shining at the highest levels of competition. Over the past 24 years, more than 10,500 state and 200 national Players of the Year have been honored for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.
The Gatorade company is proud to recognize, celebrate and support the nation’s most outstanding high school talents throughout their journey to greatness both on and off the field.
In every state one athlete is selected in football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross county, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, boys baseball, girls softball and boys and girls track-and-field as the Gatorade Player of the Year for that sport. The Gatorade Player of the Year winners are evaluated and selected on the basis of outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary personal character demonstrated within and beyond competitive athletics. All state winners are then eligible for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award in their respective sports.
Past Gatorade Maine Football Player of the Year winners
|2016||Mike Laverriere||Thornton Academy||QB,S|
|2012||Andrew Libby||Thornton Academy||RB,S|
|2008||Jack Heary||Deering||RB, DB|
|2007||Justin Villacci||Gorham||RB, DB|
|2006||Jared Turcotte||Lewiston||RB, LB|
|2005||Ken Paul||Massabesic||FB, DE|
|2004||Matthew O'Donnell||Bonny Eagle||QB, FS|
|2003||Philippe Bourassa||Biddeford||QB, DB|
|2001||Lee St. Hilaire||Winthrop||QB|
|1996||Tim Lawson||South Portland||RB, LB|
|1995||Tim Lawson||South Portland||RB|
|1994||Jeremy Tardiff||Oxford Hills||RB, LB|
|1992||Bert Rich||South Portland||RB, DB|
|1991||Art Leveris Jr||Thornton Academy||RB|
|1990||Art Leveris||Thornton Academy||FB|
|1989||Bubba Lichtenberg||Bangor||QB, DB|
|1988||Matt Tobin||Dexter Regional||QB, K|
|1987||Kevin Smith||Cheverus||RB, LB|
|1985||Mark Haines||Dexter Regional||RB|