The 5-foot-7, 150-pound senior midfielder scored 17 goals and passed for eight assists this past season, leading the Rebels (11-4-3) to the Division I state championship game. Sherman scored two goals in each of South Kingstown’s first three postseason games. A two-year First Team All-State selection, he concluded his prep soccer career with 48 goals.
Sherman has maintained a weighted 3.28 GPA in the classroom and represents one of the state’s top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award’s broad criteria. He has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer on scholarship at the University of Rhode Island beginning this fall.
Sherman has participated in a service-mission trip to Belize, where he helped rebuild a playground and worked at an elementary school. He has also volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach. “Jon Sherman is a complete soccer player who scored goals and created chances for his teammates,” said Joao Santos, head coach of Central High. “You couldn’t leave him alone, and even when marked he was strong on the ball and clever enough to beat any defense.”