A Bend High junior receives a prestigious award. Maryn Beutler, 17, is chosen as the 2010-11 Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Beutler is the first Bend student to be chosen for the award. Sshe says soccer has helped her grow in many areas: “It’s just something that I can do that helps me forget about everything else that's going on in my life and kind of get away and have fun and improve, not only by playing soccer but just, it's also shaped me as a person mentally; and as a teammate and a leader." The diminutive Beutler only stand about 5’2”, but she helped lead the Lava Bears to the Class 5A State Quarterfinals. Sshe scored none goals and 15 assists this season. Beutler says she plans to attend the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship in 2012.