Jesuit’s Carson Bien named state Class 5A player of the year

As one of three returning players who scored more than 10 goals last season, Carson Bien was counted on to be a scorer— and leader — for Jesuit. 

The senior forward continued his penchant for putting the ball through the net. He led the Tigers in scoring this season with 28 goals, including 11 game-winners. That helped Jesuit finish 24-3-2 and win the Class 5A state title, the school’s first since 2001.

Jesuit's Carson Bien

By racking up so many goals — and wins — Bien gained some notoriety. Last week, he was named the Florida Dairy Farmers’ 5A state boys soccer player of the year. The winners in each classification were selected by a panel of high school boys soccer coaches and reporters. 

“It meant everything to me because I see it as a reflection of all the hard work that my team and I put in throughout the season,” Bien said of winning 5A state honors.

Steady progress

Carson Bien improved as a scorer each of the past three seasons.

2017-18 4 goals

2018-19 11 goals

2019-20 28 goals

Bien finishes his soccer career on top. He had some options to play in college but decided a few months ago to give that up because he could not find the right fit. Instead, he will attend FSU as a student.