MHSFHA ANNOUNCES 2019 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michigan High School Field Hockey Association has announced Dexter High School Midfielder Abigail Tamer the winner of the first ever Michigan Player of the Year award. The award recognizes the single athlete who is the top standout in the state for the season. The criteria include strong academic standing, major impact on her team in the season, exemplification of sportsmanship and a statistical leader in her position.
Tamer plays for the Dexter High School Dreadnaughts. As a Captain this year, she helped lead her team to a regular season Co-Championship, SEC Red Conference Championship and Division 1 State Championship. Tamer tallied impressive stats this year with 36 goals scored and 14 assists in the regular season. She added to that during the playoffs scoring 5 additional goals and assists for 2 more, contributing to an impressive 77% of the Dreads offensive production in the post season. Routinely tasked with marking the opposing teams top player, Tamer was part of the consecutive shutouts, posted by the Dreadnaughts throughout their championship playoff run.
Tamer has been playing field hockey in Dexter since 7th grade and excels both on the field and academically in school, with a GPA at the end of her sophomore year of 4.0 She was named to the US Women’s Under 17 Junior National Field Hockey Team this past year, the first Michigan high school player ever named to the squad.