ThunderRidge's Shae Holmes named Gatorade girls soccer player of the year

ThunderRidge Denver East girls soccer

(Cindy Betancourt/

Shae Holmes, a ThunderRidge junior, was named Colorado's girls soccer player of the year by Gatorade on Monday.

Holmes, a midfielder and forward, had 20 goals and seven assists last season for the Grizzlies. She also took part in training camp for the U.S. under-18 women's national team during the season.

"Shae drives the engine on that team with her phenomenal midfield skills," Brighton coach Gonzalo Godinez said in a statement. "Her ability to kick the ball on frame is remarkable and her eagerness to score a goal is impressive."

Holmes has a 3.56 GPA, and volunteers with ThunderRidge's peer counseling program and as a youth soccer coach.

She is committed to the University of Washington.

Holmes is now a finalist for the national player of the year award, which will be announced later this month.