2018 - 2019 VIRGINIA
BOYS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CLAY
OBARA
MIDFIELDER/FORWARD
FRANK W. COX HS
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
35
GOALS
18
ASSISTS
6
HAT TRICKS
86
CAREER GOALS
“Clay only needs an inch of space to score a goal. Most high school players need time and space in order to control the ball, settle their nerves, see the goal and fire a shot. Clay needs one inch and one second—goal. He makes the opposing defenses pay if they lose focus for even a second.”
Zach Kalder
Head Coach - Head coach of Grassfield High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior midfielder and forward scored 35 goals and passed for 18 assists this past season, leading the Falcons (15-3-2) to the Class 6, Region A tournament semifinals. Obara recorded 10 multi-goal games, including six hat tricks, and recorded at least one point in all 19 games he played. Also the 2018 Class 6 Region A Player of the Year, he concluded his prep soccer career with 86 goals and 41 assists.

Academic Achievement


Obara has maintained a weighted 4.04 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at James Madison University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Obara has volunteered locally at Camp Gonnawannagoagain, a summer program for children with autism. He has also donated his time with the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program and the SPCA.