To say that Nathan Dragisich had a pretty good senior year would be an understatement.
This week, in addition to celebrating his graduation from West Allegheny High School, Dragisich was named the Gatorade Player of Year for Pennsylvania on Thursday. He will get $1,000 to donate to the charity of his choosing.
In addition to Gatorade Player of the Year honors, Dragisich also earned WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year and was tabbed a NSCAA Region I All-American.
The Duquesne-bound midfielder scored 44 goals and distributed 20 assists during the fall season for West Allegheny, setting team records along the way with 86 career goals and 52 assists.
Dragisich helped lead the Indians to its first-ever PIAA Class AAA boys soccer title, including scoring three goals in a 4-0 win in the PIAA at Hershey in November. West Allegheny (23-2) scored 123 goals on the way to winning the PIAA Class AAA championship and finishing as a WPIAL Runner-up.
Dragisich, who also has played for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy, is set to enroll at Duquesne University in the Fall, where he will play for Chase Brooks’ Dukes squad.
The most recent Boys Gatorade Player of the Year from Western PA was David Egbo, who’s been a standout at Akron University, which has made the College Cup the past two years.