BLITZ Soccer Player of the Year: Kyler Robbins

The BLITZ Boys Soccer Player of the Year is Kyler Robbins of Union County. The senior polished off his stellar career with POY worthy numbers.

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INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • 21 Goals
  • 12 Assists
  • 54 Points

Kyler Robbins has been consistent throughout his career for Union County. This season saw him notch 21 goals and 12 assists, good for 54 points. He was the glue that held together a Panthers team that went 15-3-1 overall in 2022 and won a region championship while advancing to the Elite 8.

VOTING RESULTS

  1. Kyler Robbins – 60.5 pts (9 1st-place votes)
  2. Lane Lallement – 54.5 pts (8)
  3. Sean Lynes, Jr. – 40 pts
  4. Juanes Martinez – 19.5 pts
  5. Cort McCormack – 18 pts
  6. Brandon Newman – 11.5 pts

Voting included our 17-person panel made up of sports reporters, writers, video producers, former coaches, players, GHSA officials, and sports experts. The voting is Heisman-style, with the following points system:
1st place votes: 5 pts; 2nd: 3 pts; 3rd: 2 pts; 4th: 1 pts; 5th-6th: 0.5 pts
; 7th-8th 0.25 pts

Kyler Robbins edged out Lane Lallement for the POY honors. Robbins had nine 1st-place votes against Lallement’s eight. Those two took all 1st-place votes.

HISTORY OF SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 2022 – Kyler Robbins – Union County SR M
  • 2021 – Hayden Gensler – White County SR F
  • 2020 – Brandon Hudson – Jefferson SR F
  • 2019 – Brian Smith – Union County SR F
  • 2018 – Chris Keys – Lumpkin County SR F
  • 2017 – Dennis Pyetsukh – Dawson County JR F
  • 2016 – Dennis Pyetsukh – Dawson County SO F
  • 2015 – Brandon Lund – Dawson County SR F
  • 2014 – Brandon Lund – Dawson County JR F
  • 2013 – Brooks Fulford – Dawson County JR GK
  • 2012 – Jose Lara – Habersham Central SR F
  • 2011 – Vincent Thomas – Union County SR M
  • 2010 – Nolan & Sawyer Hemmer – Habersham Central SR F/D

Robbins takes the win to become the third Union County player to win it and the first since 2019 (Brian Smith). Robbins is the first midfielder since former Union great Vincent Thomas won it in 2011. Also, Robbins’ win marks the fifth straight senior to win it, which means in 2023 we will see a sixth consecutive new winner.

WHO WILL WIN IT NEXT YEAR?

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