NAME: Anna Podojil
SCHOOL: Indian Hill High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2017 CUP National Championship
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'5"-125 lbs.
PARENTS: Dan & Rebecca
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "All of my coaches."
FUTURE GOAL: Mission Trip to Africa
Indian Hill senior Anna Podojil is a two-sport all-star and record-holder who has won Ohio state championships in both soccer and track.
In soccer, Anna is an All-American and a participant in the USA Soccer National Team training camps. She helped lead Indian Hill to back-to-back Ohio Div. II state soccer championships, and twice has been named Ohio Ms. Soccer and Ohio Div. II Soccer Player of the Year. She will play soccer collegiately at the University of Arkansas.
Anna is the all-time leading goal scorer in school history with 116 career goals and is second all-time in career assists with 51. This season, Anna scored a league-leading 28 goals. She added nine assists and led the league in total points with 65.
This followed a remarkable state championship junior year when she had a league-leading 38 goals with 17 assists for 93 points, which also led the CHL. Her 38 goals is a single-season school record. Among her numerous honors, she was Ohio Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year in Div. II, first team all-state and Cincinnati.com Sports' Awards Soccer Player of the Year.
In 2017, Anna was a member of the Cincinnati United Premier soccer club that won a national championship in Frisco, Texas, and received an award for having the most impact in the national tournament.
Also a track star, Anna her sophomore year was the Div. II Ohio state champion in the 200 dash (24.44). She was named CHL, Cincinnati Div. II and SWO District Track Runner of the Year, and honored as the Div. II Female Runner of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Running Hall of Fame.
A super student (4.24 GPA) who is active in community service,
her favorite athlete is Simone Biles, favorite entertainer is Jason Aldean, favorite book is Champion Minded by Allistair McCaw, favorite movie is The Greatest Showman and most-like-to-meet is Cristiano Ronaldo.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Anna is a humble athlete who places team success over individual awards and accolades. Her tireless work rate and competitive spirit separate her from her peers. Anna is a special athlete whose high standards inspire those around her."
— Amy Dunlap, Soccer Coach