KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 12, 2022) – 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 Jan. 3-9.

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 Jan. 3-9

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona Hunter Lee Forward Thatcher (Thatcher, Ariz.)
California Fletcher Bank Midfielder Garces Memorial (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Florida Nick Van Port Fleet GK Estero (Estero, Fla.)
Louisiana Blaze Restivo N/A Denham Springs (Denham Springs, La.)
Mississippi Danny Vargas Forward Delta Streets Academy (Greenwood, Miss.)
Texas Jesus Maldonado Forward Port Neches-Groves (Port Neches, Texas)


Girls’ Winners For Jan. 3-9

State Player Pos. School (City, State)
Arizona Emily Barnes N/A Globe (Globe, Ariz.)
California Iledza Rodriguez Forward Ganesha (Pomona, Calif.)
Florida  Kiersten Shaw Striker Keystone Heights (Keystone Heights, Fla.)
Louisiana  Taylor Shanas N/A Ouachita Christian (Monroe, La.)
Texas Bella Morgas Forward Andress (El Paso, Texas)