Walt Whitman High School Senior Gianna Paul has earned a place on the United Soccer Coaches Fall High School Girls All-American team.
A standout on the school’s soccer team, Paul’s outstanding academic performance and her soccer talent resulted in her being named an All-American.
Paul, who plays for SUSA Academy during the Whitman off-season, has committed to play for the Division I soccer team at the University of Alabama.
Since joining the Whitman squad as a junior, Paul says her experience as a student athlete has been very positive.
“It helped with bonds and friendships that I never thought would even have started,” Paul said. “Not only did it help with friendships, it helped with the academy team because my foot skills got so good from there.”
David Barth, supervisor of Physical Education, Health, Athletics and Recreation for South Huntington Schools, said everyone is proud of Paul for earning the All-American honor.
“She is a terrific representative of the South Huntington School District and a true leader on and off the soccer field,” Barth said. “Gianna embodies everything that we look for in a student-athlete.”