With a passion for the sport since she was a little kid, Alyssa Bedard capped her prep soccer career by earning the state’s highest soccer honor last week.

That’s when Bedard was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She was a three-time nominee for this award.

Bedard enjoyed three stellar soccer seasons at Rock Springs High School. She scored 86 goals and had 36 assists. Both are school records. Bedard led the state in goals multiple times and earned all-conference and all-state honors three times. She lost her senior season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WyoPreps’ David Settle had an opportunity to visit with Bedard in the audio interview above. They talked about what it means to her to receive this honor from Gatorade, her reaction, and how she found out. Part of the conversation dealt with the lost senior season, including how she spent her time during the pandemic chatting with teammates, trying to sharpen her soccer skills, and then reflecting on her career in a Tigers’ uniform. Alyssa also looks forward to playing soccer in college at the University of Wyoming. She has already reported to UW and will begin offseason workouts very soon.

Bedard also excelled in indoor track where she won seven state championships and set seven school records.

Alyssa was a finalist for the 2020 Milward Simpson Award. She also received the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Wyoming High School Activities Association Good Sportsmanship Award, and was chosen as the Rock Springs High School Female Athlete of the Year.

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