Sophie Jones runs the soccer field, both literally and figuratively.
She tallied 18 goals, 16 assists and 1.55 points per game for the Knights of Menlo School in Atherton, Calif. Those stats helped lift her team to a 20-win season, which turned into a Central Coast Section Division 1 tournament title.
With those achievements, Jones walked away with the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year honor Wednesday.
A friend presented the senior with the trophy -- but not just any friend: 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young.
"It's such an honor, and I can't believe they chose me," Jones said in Gatorade's promotional presentation video.
Jones also maintains solid numbers off the field, with a 3.65 GPA that helps her be recruited by some of the nation's top athletic programs. According to Gatorade, she plans to attend Duke later this year.
A "stellar human being with a fierce inner strength," as her teachers describe her, Jones also volunteers for a U-14 youth soccer team and the Boys and Girls Club, and has worked at the Special Olympics Buddy Program. That shows in her playing abilities on the field as well, with her coach saying he's never witnessed such a selfless player.
"Sophie worked tirelessly to elevate her game year after year, becoming high-impact talent," said Chad Konecky, Gatorade Player of the Year director. "She wins balls, finishes, defends, disrupts and creates in transition, and arguably reads the game as well as any U-20 player in the world."
Young complimented Jones, calling the achievement an exciting one -- and one that very few have ever done.