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

Air Academy Pine Creek boys soccer

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Air Academy senior Thad Dewing was named Colorado's boys soccer player of the year by Gatorade on Monday.

Dewing, who also won the award last season, becomes the first two-time winner since former Smoky Hill goalkeeper Miguel Rosales (2005-06, 2006-07), and just the third two-time boys soccer winner from Colorado.

A forward, Dewing had 29 goals and 16 assists last fall as he helped Air Academy reach the Class 4A state championship game. After the season, he was named the 4A player of the year as part of the all-state teams.

Dewing has volunteered on behalf of a local anti-bullying campaign at his school, and has also served as a youth soccer and basketball coach.

"Thad is definitely a remarkable player," said Pine Creek coach Ben Corley. "He is one of those rare physical athletes that is hard to match up with. That pure physicality [always] gave Air Academy a chance."

Dewing had a 4.21 GPA. He is committed to play soccer at Air Force.

This is the seventh time Air Academy has had an athlete honored by the Gatorade program.