KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 17, 2021) – United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the 5 boys and 4 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. 8-14.

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. 8-14

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona Kieran Veloria Forward BASIS Phoenix (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Florida  Nikolas Leibkuchler GK Columbus (Miami, Fla.)
Louisiana  Michael Tymkiw Forward Pope John Paul II (Slidell, La.)
Mississippi  Nolan Owens Striker Adams County Christian (Natchez, Miss.)
Texas  Elias Flores Midfielder Pittsburg (Pittsburg Texas)

Girls’ Winners For Feb. 8-14

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona  Ellie Johannes Forward Northwest Christian (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Florida  Grace Ivey Midfielder Bartram Trail (St. Johns, Fla.)
Louisiana  Layton Perkins N/A St. Mary’s Dominican (New Orleans, La.)
Texas  Lindsay Thompson GK Fort Bend Elkins (Missouri City, Texas)