Camas High School seniors Raya Klein and Drew White were selected with 76 other girls and boys to be on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s High School All-American 2010 teams.
After tearing her ACL during her sophomore season, Klein battled back to become a co-captain of the Papermaker team that placed third in the 2009 state tournament. She maintained her status as captain in 2010, and helped Camas win a league championship and reach the quarterfinals of the state tournament.
“It’s been an amazing four years with Camas. And to end up winning an award like this, I couldn’t ask for much more,” Klein said. “When I tore my ACL, I thought it was the end of the world but it wasn’t. It was just a setback, and another challenge I had to overcome.
“I am very thankful for all of the experiences I’ve had playing soccer, both good and bad,” she added. “All of these experiences have shaped me into the person that I am. I wouldn’t have done it any other way.”
During his junior season in 2010, White scored 20 goals and dished 17 assists to help the Papermaker boys win the league championship and place third in state. The senior looks forward to making one more run at a state title in the spring with his best friends in Camas, before reuniting with former Papermaker soccer players Brent Richards and Quinton Beasley at the University of Washington.