Brookings-Harbor High School senior Thomas Spratt capped a four-year soccer career with the ultimate in high school honors: He was named a First Team All-State selection by a committee of coaches assembled by The Oregonian.
“It is a great honor,” Spratt said, “but it really goes to the team, coaches, my family, the school and the community. I know it sounds kind of fake but I really mean it.
“Without their help and support I could never have been selected.”
Spratt was a four-year starting member of the BHHS varsity soccer program and worked with his teammates to compile a 40-11-7 record with three Far West League Championships over the years.
Spratt was named captain of the team his junior and senior years and was selected the league’s Most Valuable Player for the Far West League in 2011.
“Thomas is one of those kids a coach loves,” Head Coach Pancho Garcia said. “A strong, confident leader who is coachable.”
Spratt is one of 12, 4A soccer players chosen for the honors from among 42 OSAA, 4A teams, and is the only player from the Far West League to receive the honors.
“I had a great time, made lifelong friends and learned a lot of lessons,” Spratt said of his soccer career. “It was a great ride and I owe everyone who made it possible. Thanks.”