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St. Thomas Aquinas soccer star Bella Dorosy named Gatorade Player of the Year

            St. Thomas Aquinas soccer star Bella Dorosy has been named Gatorade’s Florida Player of the Year.

            Dorosy, a 5-foot-6 junior forward scored 37 goals and had 23 assists this past season, leading the Raiders (22-1-1) to the Class 4A state semifinals.

Dorosy, a Florida State University signee with a 3.83 GPA, is a two-time Miami Herald Player of the Year and was a Class 4A first team All-State selection. For her career, Dorosy totaled 84 goals and 47 assists.

Dorosy is a finalist for Gatorade's National Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month. 

“Bella Dorosy is just a different kind of player,” said David Seevers, head coach of Pace High in Pensacola. “She has all the elements of a great player, and she knows when and how to use those abilities to greatest effect. My defenders simply didn’t have an answer for her.”