KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 28, 2022) – Today, United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced the 6 boys and 6 girls who have been named United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by MaxPreps.com to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the Spring season.

Coaches wanting to nominate their players must submit statistics to MaxPreps.com in order for their athletes to be considered. Winners receive a MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches recognition on both MaxPreps.com and UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.

Boys’ Winners for Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona  Emiliano Caldera Forward Catalina (Tucson, Ariz.)
California Damian Espinoza Midfield Adelanto (Adelanto, Calif.)
Florida Axel Sanchez Forward Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
Louisiana Jack Solis N/A Mandeville (Mandeville, La.)
Mississippi  Mckhi Castro Forward Ripley (Ripley, Miss.)
Texas  Yeshua Ordóñez N/A Kimball (Dallas, Texas.)

Girls’ Winners for Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona Molly Marlinga Forward Chandler (Chandler, Ariz.)
California Lorena Moreno N/A Huntington Park (Huntington Park, Calif.)
Florida  Presleigh Bayot GK Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
Louisiana  Faith Chauvin Defender Lafayette (Lafayette, La.)
Mississippi Anne Crotwell N/A North Pontotoc (Ecru, Miss.)
Texas Luz Contreras Midfield Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas)