KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 29, 2021) – Today, United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced the 6 boys and 5 girls who have been named United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Dec. 20-26.

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 Dec. 20-26

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona Marco Perez N/A Basha (Chandler, Ariz.)
California Rigoberto Gonzales GK Arlington (Riverside, Calif.)
Florida Travis Trujillo Forward Olympic Heights (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Louisiana Benjamin Sellers N/A Acadiana Home School Athletics (Lafayette, La.)
Mississippi Kevin Hernandez Escobar Forward Forest (Forest, Miss.)
Texas Nico Castillo Striker St. Anthony (San Antonio, Texas)


Girls’ Winners For Dec. 20-26

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona Autumn Arriola GK Kofa (Yuma, Ariz.)
California Tiana Johnson Forward Monterey Trail (Elk Grove, Calif.)
Florida  Teresa Rodriguez Midfielder Land O’ Lakes (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.)
Louisiana  Ally Clear Forward Pineville (Pineville, La.)
Mississippi  Jennifer Lopez Forward Forest (Forest, Miss.)