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Ema Boateng of Cate is recognized as 2012's top player by the NSCAA.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has named its 2012 Soccer Players of the Year.

Ema Boateng of Cate (Carpinteria, Calif.) is the boys winner after he helped his team to a 20-2-1 record and the Division III CIF Southern California Regional semifinals. The Ghana native finished his season with 32 goals and 20 assists. He is now at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Morgan Andrews of Milford (N.H.) is the girls winner after an outstanding junior season. Andrews is the captain of the Under-17 Women's World Cup team and is committed to play at Notre Dame. She led Milford to the state title last season and was named Gatorade's National Player of the Year.

Brandon Hudik of Bordentown (N.J.) won the scholar athlete award after he earned All-State honors for the third time.