Hunter Bandy Boca Raton junior Position: Midfielder Season highlights: Scoring a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over rival Park Vista for the regional championship. It was the first time that Bandy had ever scored three goals in a game in his high school career. Comment: With 11 goals and 16 assists, Bandy was the Bobcats' leading scorer this season, offensive catalyst and team captain. Helped lead Boca Raton to the state semifinal where it lost 3-1 to the eventual Class 5A state champion Cypress Bay. Nearly doubled his offensive output this season after scoring one goal in his freshman season, when Boca Raton won the state championship, and six goals last season when the team was upset in the regional quarterfinals. Considering UCF, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Lafayette, Xavier and Maryland. "He puts in a workmanlike effort every game. I can't think of a bad game he has had here in three years. Hunter is very consistent, very quick and is a game-changer," said Marcelo Castillo, Boca High coach. Athlete's quote: "This was my breakout year. I led the team in stats and I tried to lead by example and motivate the team to have a great season. We are going to need to have some good team chemistry going next year and I am going to try and lead again to get our team one step farther this year. I want to go to a good college and ultimately I'd like to go pro."
Mike Stocker, Sun Sentinel