2018 - 2019 NEBRASKA
BOYS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ROYCE
AUSTEN
MIDFIELDER
KEARNEY HS
KEARNEY, NEBRASKA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
16
GOALS
16
ASSISTS
63
CAREER GOALS
35
CAREER ASSISTS
“Royce was the heart and soul of that Kearney team. Besides scoring goals, he works his butt off defensively to pressure and force the flow of the game.”
Dave Lawrence
Head Coach - Head coach of Papillion-La Vista South High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-7, 150-pound senior midfielder scored 16 goals and passed for 16 assists this past season, leading the Bearcats (17-1) to the Class A state quarterfinals. Austen is a two-time First Team All-State selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star and concluded his prep soccer career with 63 goals and 35 assists, both school records.

Academic Achievement


Austen has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at Nebraska Wesleyan University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Austen has volunteered locally collecting Christmas gifts for those in need, and he has donated his time as a youth soccer coach.