Madi Drenowatz has been through a lot.
She suffered a terrifying injury that ended her junior season when she broke her tibia and fibula in her left leg.
“It taught me how to overcome adversity and that if I could conquer that then I could conquer anything,” the Southlake Carroll forward said.
All she did in her return was help the Dragons win the Class 6A girls soccer state title by leading the Dragons with 34 goals, including three in the 6A state championship against Katy Tompkins. She added seven assists and scored 11 game-winning goals.
For her performance, Drenowatz, who will play at the University of Rochester, was named soccer player of the year by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
“It means a lot because it’s a culmination of four years of hard work and teamwork,” said Drenowatz, who was voted 6A state title game MVP. “It’s something I’m honored to receive and that couldn’t be done without my teammates, coaches and family.”
Drenowatz, who was voted District 5-6A Offensive MVP, entered the season with 17 career goals and finishes with 51, eighth most all time in program history. Her three goals in the championship tied for the most in a state title game in the largest classification.
Her 11 game winners were tied most in a single season and her 34 goals were tied for third most.