Colorado Academy's Mari Annest named girls soccer player of the year

(Jeff Tucker/

Colorado Academy's Mari Annest was announced as Gatorade's girls soccer player of the year on Thursday morning.

The senior was pivotal in the Mustangs' run to the Class 3A state championship this year. She netted 39 goals and 16 assists on the year.

She also scored twice in Colorado Academy's 3-0 win over Jefferson Academy in the state championship game.

Overall, she finished her career with 68 goals and 26 assists for the Mustangs.

On top of accolades on the field, she participates in community service projects through Colorado Academy and reinforces her love of soccer through time as a youth coach. At Colorado Academy she has a 4.21 weighted GPA.

She has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Northwestern University.