2021 - 2022 NEW YORK
GIRLS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LIA
HOWARD
MIDFIELDER/FORWARD
MASSAPEQUA HS
MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-2
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
16
GOALS
29
ASSISTS
“Lia Howard is a standout whenever she steps on the field. She’s a skilled playmaker with athleticism and a great understanding of the game.”
Nicolette Tortorici
Head Coach head coach at East Meadow High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-2 senior forward and midfielder scored 16 goals and passed for 29 assists this past season, leading the Chiefs (20-0-1) to the Class AA state championship. The Class AA Player of the Year, Howard is a two-time All-State honoree. She was also the Nassau County Player of the Year and a United Soccer Coaches All-American selection.

Academic Achievement


Howard has maintained an A average in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at the University of Illinois this fall.

Exemplary Character


Howard has volunteered locally on behalf of an animal shelter, her school’s Best Buddies Club and a youth futsal (indoor soccer) program.