Each month, we will be recognizing one male and one female US Youth Soccer Player of the Month, whose accomplishments on and off the field stick out among the rest.
The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship.
Examples of these athletes' characteristics include:
- Impactful or notable in-game performance
- Displays good sportsmanship and the promotion of teamwork
- Community service
- Superior academic achievement
- Overcoming personal obstacles
While great performances in the game of soccer are appreciated, it's important to note that accomplishments off the field are valued just as much as those achieved on the field.
This month's honorees are...
Female Player of the Month
Milana from Tucson, Ariz.
Milana has chosen to receive dog and cat donations instead of birthday presents for the past four years. Milana presents the donations to a local animal shelter each year. She is a straight A honor student who always strives for excellence. Milana is very passionate about soccer and trains 3-5 days a week and is a natural born leader, both on and off the field. She motivates and lifts her teammates, offering everyone her full support. Milana dreams of one day growing up and becoming a college and professional soccer player, as well as continuing to help animals on a much larger scale.
Male Player of the Month
Kevin from Swansboro, N.C.
Kevin is a dynamic player on his Swansboro, N.C., Academy team. He successfully plays all positions on the field, including goalkeeper. At the young age of 9 years old, he has amazing ball skills and provides superb leadership for his teammates. Kevin also spends time helping other players on and off the field. In addition, Kevin was selected to play soccer for Global Premier Soccer Carolina League. He is a member of his schools chess team, Academically Intellectually Gifted program and is above grade level in all subjects.