A high school soccer player on the Central Coast has received national recognition.
Abu Danladi has been named the 2013-2014 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
The teen is a student at Dunn School, in the Santa Ynez Valley.
He was surprised with the award yesterday, which was presented to him in a Los Olivos ceremony by Gatorade, and Major League Soccer officials.
The award is presented annually to a student who shows outstanding achievement on the field, and in the classroom.