KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 25, 2022) – Today, United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced the 6 boys and 7 girls who have been named United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Jan. 16 – Jan. 22.

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.

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

Boys’ Winners for Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona  Eli Anderson GK Shadow Ridge (Surprise, Ariz.)
California Giovanni Perez Midfield East Union (Manteca, Calif.)
Florida Freddy Sanchez N/A Atlantic Christian (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Louisiana Carlos Hernandez Forward Fisher (Lafitte, La.)
Mississippi  Cooper Strickland Midfield Brookhaven Academy (Brookhaven, Miss.)
Texas  Cristian Mejia Forward IDEA Riverview (Brownsville, Texas.)


Girls’ Winners for Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona Ashlee Kelsey Midfield Eastmark (Mesa, Ariz.)
California Johanna Petrone Forward Live Oak (Live Oak, Calif.)
Florida Emily Rollins N/A Bay (Panama City, Fla.)
Hawaii Xevani Salanoa Forward Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Louisiana Avery Watson GK Captain Shreve (Shreveport, La.)
Mississippi Anne Crotwell Forward North Pontotoc (Ecru, Miss.)
Texas Milly Garcia N/A United South (Laredo, Texas)