Air Academy's Thad Dewing named boys soccer player of the year

Air Academy Denver North boys soccer

(Lance Wendt/

Thad Dewing needs to make a little more room in his trophy case. After helping the Air Academy boys soccer team to its second-straight Class 4A state title, Dewing was named the Gatorade boys soccer player of the year.

He now becomes eligible for the national player of the year award. He is the first boys soccer player from Air Academy to receive the award.

Dewing was also named the boys soccer player of the year last fall.

In his junior campaign for the Kadets scored 27 goals and assisted on eight others. He scored a goal and registered an assist in the Kadets 2-1 win over Denver North in the state championship game.

On top of his achievements on the field, Deewing has a weighted 4.22 GPA at Air Academy High School. He donates his spare time to coaching youth soccer and basketball. He is also active in other community-service projects.