KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2021) — United Soccer Coaches announced the 2020-21 High School Scholar All-Americans on Friday. The lists include 49 girls and 37 boys honored for a combination of excellence in the classroom (minimum of a 3.75 cumulative GPA) and outstanding performance on the field during their secondary school careers.
The lists are highlighted by Taylor Huff and Ben Liscum, named the National Scholar Players of the Year for girls and boys respectively, as selected by the Scholar All-America Committee.
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Taylor Huff finished a brilliant career at Madison Comprehensive High School in Mansfield, Ohio, leading her team to an unbeaten season and the Ohio Division II state championship. She scored 34 goals and recorded 27 assists last fall for the Lady Rams, finishing her prep career with 133 goals and an OHSAA state record 93 career assists. She was also the co-winner of the 2020 National Player of the Year, as a four-time United Soccer Coaches All-American. She will continue playing soccer this fall as a freshman at the University of Tennessee.
Ben Liscum, from Lewisburg Area High School in Union County Pennsylvania, captured the United Soccer Coaches State Player of the Year by the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association last fall. He was also the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year. He wrapped up his career with the Green Dragons totaling 74 goals and 70 assists, including an impressive 24 goals and 35 assists during his 2019 junior season. Liscum was instrumental in his school’s 2017 and 2019 PIAA District IV Championship and state final four appearances both seasons. He earned first team All-League twice, garnered Pennsylvania All-State honors and United Soccer Coaches All-Region and All-America honors in 2019. Ben will continue his playing career and education at Penn State University this fall.