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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Morgan Andrews is tops – again, Ken Burns loves N.H.

  • Morgan Andrews of Milford High School, holds the trophy during a press conference after being named the 2012-13 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Milford, N.H.  (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman) NO SALES

    Morgan Andrews of Milford High School, holds the trophy during a press conference after being named the 2012-13 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman) NO SALES

  • Morgan Andrews, right, of Milford High School, is surprised with the 2012-13 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year trophy by three-time gold medalist Heather O’Reilly, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman) NO SALES

    Morgan Andrews, right, of Milford High School, is surprised with the 2012-13 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year trophy by three-time gold medalist Heather O’Reilly, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman) NO SALES

  • Morgan Andrews of Milford High School, holds the trophy during a press conference after being named the 2012-13 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Milford, N.H.  (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman) NO SALES
  • Morgan Andrews, right, of Milford High School, is surprised with the 2012-13 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year trophy by three-time gold medalist Heather O’Reilly, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Gatorade, Susan Goldman) NO SALES

New Hampshire boasts the best girls high school soccer player – again.

Morgan Andrews won the Gatorade Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year and was surprised at Milford High School yesterday.

Andrews just thought the team was dancing Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5” to pep up the school, but was surprised when she was presented the award by 3-time gold medalist Heather O’Reilly.

The achievement is really something spectacular, though. Since the award was first introduced 28 years ago, only nine students athletes have ever won it twice in his or her respective sport.

Here’s just a few names:

∎ Lebron James

∎ Candace Parker

∎ Marion Jones

∎ Greg Oden

∎ Brandon Knight

That’s a pretty prestiguous crew for the soon-to-be Notre Dame freshman to be associated with.

Andrews was rated the No. 1 high school player in the country before signing. Here’s a complete look at her profile from TopDrawerSoccer.com.

If that doesn’t impress you, she was also the captain of the United States U-17 World Cup team.

She also tried her hand at (American) football as well.

ESPN got a kick out of her reaction last year when she was presented the award (for the first time) by 2011 Women’s World Cup hero Ali Krieger.

I doubt this is the last we’ll hear of this very special Granite Stater.

In other news

∎ Documentarian Ken Burns has been influenced by the Granite State since he moved to Walpole in 1979.

∎ New Hampshire has been slower to recover from the recession than other New England states.

∎ Three people were busted for trying to make meth directly across the street from a courthouse.

∎ A family from New Hampshire considers chasing storms and tornadoes as family time.

∎ New Hampshire native Kate O’Phalen is bringing an original play about Anne Boleyn to New York City.

 The Granite State is looking forward to an influx of visitors during the long weekend.

∎ A new series on Fox called “The Goodwin Games” takes place in New Hampshire. It is filmed in Los Angeles.

∎ The Winni Derby has yet to crown an official champion.

∎ Pitcher Kevin McGowan could be a key factor for Franklin Pierce University as the team opens play in the Division II College World Series.

∎ Josh Robinson and Kate Putnam will be on WKXL today at 3:30 to discuss the benefits of the Concord Youth Professionals Network.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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