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
Miranda from Sunrise, Fla.
This year Miranda decided she wanted to raise the money for her club soccer fees on her own. She's done the math and realized she can make $100 per fundraiser and $20 for washing cars. Miranda created a schedule to wash cars weekly and do fundraisers at local businesses. Throughout this process she is learning the value of a dollar, determination, dedication and discipline. She does 1,000 touches a day, trains 3-to-5 days per week and managed to make honor roll every semester in school. She is on her path to making her own special soccer story and becoming a great young woman.
Male Player of the Month
Bereket from Portland, Ore.
Bereket has been successful both in soccer and his academics during the last few months. He got called to the US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV camp in his first year of ODP, which has been a huge goal of Bereket’s. Also, Bereket has continued to be extremely successful outside of soccer by finishing the school year with 4.0 GPA. Outside of school and soccer, Bereket is an intern at OHSU, the biggest hospital in Oregon. Bereket has been praised for his work by his teachers, coaches and supervisors.