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Terrapins' Shaddy Douidar named Mr. Soccer

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Wed. March 6, 2013 | Joey Knight | Email

Terrapins' Shaddy Douidar named Mr. Soccer

Tampa Prep senior forward Shaddy Douidar, who capped his breakthrough season by scoring the winning goals in both the Class 1A state semifinal and championship matches, has been selected as the 2013 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Soccer.

Douidar earned 123 points, including seven first-place votes, in a final round of statewide voting by a panel of coaches and media members. Ponte Vedra keeper Kevin Shields and Jacksonville Bolles midfielder Jay Bolt tied for the runner-up spot (96 points).

"It means a lot," Douidar said Wednesday. "I never expected to win anything this big-time at the beginning of the year."

The first Tampa Prep player to earn the award, and the sixth from Hillsborough County, Douidar emerged this season from the shadow of 2012 graduate Jordan Hayes, the Mr. Soccer runner-up last year. He scored a team-best 31 goals and added eight assists this past season, leading the Terrapins to their second consecutive state title and sixth in the last nine seasons.

His lengthy second-half free kick clinched a 1-0 win against North Miami Beach's Scheck Hillel in a rainy 1A final in Melbourne.

Terrapins coach Doug Smith finished third in the voting for the state's coach of the year.

 

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