2015 - 2016 GATORADE
NATIONAL BOYS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LUCAS
MENDES
F
WASHINGTON-LEE HS
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-5

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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
21
GOALS
12
ASSISTS

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-5, 125-pound senior forward led the Generals to an 18-1-2 record and the Group 6A state championship. Mendes scored 21 goals and passed for 12 assists in his first year playing high school soccer after previously playing with D.C. United in the

Academic Achievement


Mendes has maintained a weighted 3.22 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary Character


A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach. He has also donated his time to the Color of Leadership Conference, where he served as a mentor and participated in workshops to help middle school stud