KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2020) – United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the six boys and five girls who have been named the Winter United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Feb. 10-16.

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 winter 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 branded letterman’s patch and recognition on both MaxPreps.com and UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.

Nominations are due every Sunday by 11:59 p.m. ET each week to be considered.


Boys’ Winners For Feb. 10-16

Arizona Evis Fierro N/A Gila Ridge High School (Yuma, Ariz.)
California Steven Person Goalkeeper Nevada Union High School (Grass Valley, Calif.)
Florida Tyler Ryals Midfielder Pensacola Catholic High School (Pensacola, Fla.)
Louisiana Abady Perez N/A McKinley High School (Baton Rouge, La.)
Mississippi Justin Weekley Forward Parklane Academy (McComb, Miss.)
Texas Diego Mitterhofer Forward International Leadership of Texas Katy Westpark (Richmond, Texas)



Girls’ Winners For Feb. 10-16

Arizona  Gabriela Soto Forward South Mountain High School (Phoenix, Ariz.)
California Anaya Shelton Striker El Capitan High School (Merced, Calif.)
Florida  Olivia Candelino Forward Bolles High School (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Louisiana  Alivia Buckhalter N/A Ouachita Parish High School (Monroe, La.)
Texas  Jennie Evans Goalkeeper London High School (Corpus Christi, Texas)