Legacy's Tajon Buchanan named boys soccer player of the year by Gatorade

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Legacy senior Tajon Buchanan added to his list of accolades on Monday when he was selected as Colorado's boys soccer player of the year by Gatorade.

Buchanan, who was named the Class 5A boys soccer player of the year last fast as part of the all-state teams, had 21 goals and 10 assists for Legacy. He now becomes a finalist for the national player of the year award, which will be announced later this month.

"Tajon has a knowledge of soccer you can see in the first touch he takes," Poudre coach Erik Eckhoff said in a statement. "His body movement gets opponents to bite when he wants and retreat when he wants."

He is the first boys soccer player from Legacy to win the Gatorade award.

Buchanan, a native of Canada, has signed to play at Syracuse in the fall.