Nominations must be submitted online by May 15th. The links have been posted below! Only high school coaches who are PASLA members may nominate players for these PASLA awards. Club coaches, parents or other individuals may not nominate student-athletes/teams. At the final spring PASLA meeting (May 25th), league representatives will have the opportunity to speak about the nominees from their league. On the completion of this process, all league representatives will then vote on the nominees.
** NEW FOR 2021 ** PASLA Breakout Player of the Year: awarded to a 10th, 11th or 12th grader on Varsity who has an outstanding individual season, contributes significantly to her team’s success and did not play on varsity in the previous season. LINK TO NOMINATE
PASLA All-Academic: The PASLA All-Academic team honors juniors and seniors who did not receive USL All-Academic but academically qualify and are athletically a significant contributor to their varsity team. Each school should select 3-5 players (juniors and/or seniors) who are varsity letter winners, team contributors, contribute to their school community, and who have a minimum of 3.5 weighted GPA. If any nominated players receive USL All-Academic, they will not be considered for PASLA All-Academic. Coaches may nominate additional players to allow for USL All-Academic selections. A total of 3 players will be awarded per school. LINK TO NOMINATE
PASLA Student Athlete of the Year: awarded to junior or senior varsity letter winner (for the prior season and anticipated for the upcoming season) demonstrating outstanding academic, athletic and community excellence in the current season. All 3 criteria (academic, athletic, service) will be weighted evenly. Awarded to the player who has distinguished herself in all three areas. LINK TO NOMINATE
PASLA Team Service Award: awarded to the team most committed to community service during the academic school year. LINK TO NOMINATE
PASLA Most Improved Team: awarded to the team that has shown the most improvement from the previous season, including but not limited to: improvement of record, qualify for playoffs, league standings, victories over previously unbeaten opponents. LINK TO NOMINATE
PASLA Rookie of the Year: awarded to a 9th grader on Varsity who has an outstanding individual season and contributes significantly to her team’s success. 8th graders are not eligible for this award, or 9th graders who played varsity as an 8th grader. LINK TO NOMINATE
All PASLA TEAM: Each league should select a league MVP. This player will represent their league as a part of the ALL PASLA team. Players who are selected will be invited, with their parents & coaches, to the PLA banquet in June.