Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Topper Is Player of the Year.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

Dabney Takes Top AAAA Soccer Honor

Although a high school state soccer championship eluded teams from the North, the improvement in the level of play can be seen in the All-State Team, which is liberally dotted with local players.

And, chief among them is Los Alamos senior midfielder Jamie Dabney.

Despite the Hilltoppers' disappointing elimination in the first round of the state tournament, Dabney walked off with the hardware as the boys Class AAAA player of the year, as determined by a vote of coaches across the state.

Dabney, who's considering several colleges, including the University of New Mexico, was fourth in scoring with 63 points on 23 goals and 17 assists, which led the class. …

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