Broomfield's Mallory Mooney named girls soccer player of the year by Gatorade

Broomfield senior Mallory Mooney was named the girls soccer player of the year for Colorado by Gatorade on Wednesday.

Mooney, a 5-foot-3 forward, had 23 goals as a junior as she was named first-team all-state for the second consecutive season last spring.

In April, Gatorade announced that it would continue to honor spring sport athletes despite the cancellation of the season nationwide.

Mooney's older brother, Michael, was the Gatorade boys soccer player of the year in 2017-18. She becomes the seventh athlete from Broomfield to win the award, and second girls soccer player, following Hailey Stodden in 2017-18.

"Mallory is one of the fiercest competitors I have ever had the privilege of coaching," said Broomfield coach Jim Davidson. "Her drive to succeed is unmatched as is her relentless work ethic. She is the purest goal scorer our program has ever known."

Mooney has a 3.64 GPA, and is signed to play soccer at Auburn.