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
Jamie from Kernersville, N.C.
Jamie has played soccer since she was 4 and has a passion for the game the leads her to practice every day. She is a center midfielder for her club team and earned the side’s spirit award for demonstrating sportsmanship, character and dedication. She has also showcased her ability and participated in US Youth Soccer ODP in North Carolina and Region III. Jamie is also an assistant coach with the Upward Soccer program to inspire others to train with dedication, principal, heart and unselfishness. Aside from soccer, Jamie volunteers with the Special Olympics, is a member of her high school Interact Club, is a Breakfast Buddy mentor and received the Distinguished Christian High School Athletic Award. In the classroom, she holds a 4.17 GPA, is a teacher’s assistant and a member of the Beta Club. She is also a basketball player and was named one of her school’s female athletes of the year in 2015.
Male Player of the Month
Chase from McDonough, Ga.
Chase, a dynamic 13-year-old, continues to grow on and off the soccer field. He has been playing for four years and gives everything he has when on the field and puts in work individually to improve his skills and athleticism. His ability to understand the game and the importance of teamwork stands out as his major strengths, and he has used those skills while captaining his team. Chase is also a soccer referee and can be seen switching from playing uniform to refereeing gear on any given weekend. Outside of soccer, Chase is registered in advanced science at his school and will be presenting at the science fair this year. He currently has a 3.7 GPA, is a member of the National Junior BETA Club and can be found working several charities, including A Friends House and preparing meals for the families at the local Ronald McDonald House.