CHICAGO — Beckett Arthur of Missoula Hellgate is the 2020-21 Gatorade Montana boys soccer participant of the 12 months.
Arthur is the fourth Knight to earn the award, becoming a member of Hellgate graduates Matt Baldridge (2017-18 and 2016-17), Peter Byrne (2015-16) and Gario Holian (2007-08) as award winners.
A 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior midfielder, Arthur helped Hellgate to a 17-0-1 file and the Class AA state championship within the fall. He scored 29 targets and handed for 20 assists, together with one among every in Hellgate’s 3-1 win over Bozeman Excessive within the state championship match. He was named the Western AA participant of the 12 months and a United Soccer Coaches All-Central Area choice. Arthur recorded 63 whole targets and 32 whole assists throughout his highschool profession, and Hellgate received three state championships.
“Beckett is without doubt one of the greatest gamers that I’ve coached in opposition to in my 20-year profession,” Kalispell Glacier coach Ryan Billiet mentioned in a media launch. “He complemented Hellgate’s type of play and was harmful at any given second. I noticed him take over video games instantly.”
Arthur has dedicated to play soccer at Whitworth School in Spokane, Wash.
The Gatorade award acknowledges excellent athletic excellence in addition to “excessive requirements of educational achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the sphere,” based on the discharge. Arthur maintained a 3.85 grade-point common and volunteered on the Poverello Middle, a non-profit that gives meals, shelter and clothes for these in want. He additionally donated time as a youth soccer and basketball coach in addition to by group service initiatives by his church.
Arthur is now a finalist for Gatorade nationwide boys soccer participant of the 12 months, which will probably be introduced later in June. He additionally has the chance to award a $1,000 grant to a neighborhood or nationwide youth sports activities group of his selecting, and is eligible to submit a 30-second video explaining why the group he selected is deserving of one among 12 $10,000 highlight grants, which will probably be introduced all year long.
Zach Springer of Bozeman Excessive received the 2019-20 award. A participant from both Hellgate or Bozeman has been named the Gatorade Montana boys soccer participant of the 12 months every of the previous eight years.