CHICAGO — Bozeman’s Ted Scott was named the 2018-19 Montana boys soccer Gatorade player of the year on Thursday.
Scott, a 6-foot-3, 165-pound senior midfielder, scored 13 goals and recorded 16 assists in helping lead the Hawks to the Class AA state championship last fall. Bozeman finished with a perfect 15-0 record, and Scott supported a defense that allowed only four goals all season.
Scott was the Eastern AA’s player of the year and has twice earned first-team all-state recognition. He finished his high school career with 20 goals and 23 assists.
“The word that would best describe Ted is crafty,” said Bozeman coach Hunter Terry. “His first touch is pristine and his ability keep or prep difficult balls played into him is one of his strong suits. He is a fantastic passer.”
The Gatorade award “recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field,” according to a media release. Scott has volunteered locally in Bozeman as a youth soccer coach and has a summer job at Eagle Mount, a charitable organization that provides fishing opportunities for handicapped adults.
Scott, who will continue his soccer career at Westminster College in Utah, is the third Bozeman boy to earn the Gatorade award. Alec Marshall (2013-14) and Ben Hietala (2014-15) also won the award.
Missoula Hellgate had claimed the previous three awards: Peter Byrne in 2015-16 and Matt Baldridge in 2016-17 and 2017-18.