One of the perks of not having to decide the StickStar Player of the Year before the State Finals is perspective. Perspective allows us to take into account what has happened in the playoffs, especially the Championship Weekend. It’s like handing the Heisman to Reggie Bush before Vince Young goes off in the Championship. We have learned from that specific example!
MVP of the THSLL Championship Game. 2 goals 2 assists.
All year we have made a case for Daniel Wenz as one of the top players in the state as time and time again we have seen him deliver in the clutch. Wenz has certainly made his mark when it has mattered and his consistency has been pretty remarkable.
Let's take a look at his impressive resume against some of the best competition our state has to offer.
St. Marks – State Championship – 2 goals 2 assists
Jesuit – State Semi Finals – 3 goals (Hat Trick)
Woodlands – State Super Regional Weekend – 2 goals
Coppell – Season Game -3 goals (Hat Trick)
Jesuit – Season Game – 2 goals
Plano West – Season Game - 5 goals
Westlake – 1st game of the season – 4 goals 1 assist
ESD – Season Game – 3 goals (Hat Trick)
St. Marks – Season Game – 3 goals (Hat Trick)
Wenz led the Scots and a truly team effort.
This is a pretty ridiculous stat sheet against the best. Once again, our StickStar Player of the Year selection did not garner an All-American Award, and, once again, he secured the only honor that matters, that of State Champion. Highland Park does not only measure itself against its competition but against the precedent established by Scots of the past. Wenz and his teammates have secured their legacy, and it was truly a team effort. Congrats, Gentlemen!