Avery Fenchel, who scored the game-winning goal in each of the last two Division 1 state title games, was named Gatorade Michigan girls soccer player of the year.
CHICAGO — In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Avery Fenchel of Novi High School as its 2019-20 Gatorade Michigan Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
Fenchel is the first Gatorade Michigan Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Novi High School.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Fenchel as Michigan’s best high school girls soccer player.
Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year award to be announced in June, Fenchel joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Alexi Lalas (1987-88, Cranbrook High School, Mich.), Steve Cherundolo (1996-97, Mt. Carmel High School, Calif.), Abby W ambach (1997-98, Our Lady of Mercy School of Young W omen, N.Y.), Heather O’Reilly (2001-02, 2002-03, East Brunswick High School, N.J.), Matt Besler (2004-05, Blue Valley W est High School, Kans.), Jack Harrison (2013-14, Berkshire High School, Mass.) and Mallory Pugh (2014-15, Mountain Vista High School, Colo.).
The 5-foot-5 senior forward was the only soccer player nominated for the Detroit Athletic Club’s Michigan High School Athlete of the Year award.
Named a 2019 Dream Team member by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, Fenchel compiled 25 goals and 14 assists as a junior, and scored the winning goal as the Wildcats captured a second straight Division 1 state title.
A United Soccer Coaches High School All-American selection, she concluded her prep soccer career with 58 goals and 29 assists.
A member of Novi’s Indian American Student Association, Fenchel has volunteered locally as a student assistant with Playworks Michigan, and as a youth soccer coach. ”Avery is a special talent—she has a tenacity and a desire to just be better,” said Todd Pheiffer, head coach of Novi High School. “She has a presence on the field that everyone is well aware of. She has the determination and the heart that separates her from every other player on the field.”
Student Work Permits are available through the State of Michigan links provided below:
CA-6 Work Permit for minor under 16 years of age (must be printed pink and front to back)
CA-7 Work Permit for minor 16 to 17 years of age (must be printed yellow and front to back)
The work permit is required to be signed by Novi High School, so please email Kristyne Koomen and she will assist you in getting the permit signed and help answer any questions that you might have. Her email is Kristyne.Koomen@novik12.org.
Traditionally this show would have been held in conjunction with the City of Novi, at the Novi Civic Center. However, we are blessed to have the technology to bring the art show to your personal electronic devices. We hope you enjoy this small sampling of what our fabulous students have accomplished at school and at home.
Ms. Melissa Edmunds, Mr. Alexander Erskine, Mrs. Erin Harbar, Ms. Laura Schnurstein
The Novi High School Art Department proudly presents the Digital IB & Senior Visual Art Exhibit for Spring 2020.
The exhibit features 54 pieces from 14 senior art students who volunteered to participate. We invited every senior art student from this year. Keep in mind this doesn't feature all of our seniors who shine in the Art Department, these just happen to be ones who wanted to and could participate now.