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
Alyssa from Waunakee, Wis.
Alyssa works hard on her development as a goalkeeper and participates in other sports and fitness program to stay fit. Her focus and positive attitude are her strengths, and she loves the intense moments that come with playing keeper. She understands the importance of teamwork and has hosted events at her house to build team unity. In the classroom, Alyssa maintains a 4.0 GPA and is active in multiple clubs. She also volunteers with Dane County Breakfast on the Farm and Race for the Cure, along with other events with her 4-H Club. She also enjoys working with younger athletes and can often be seen practicing soccer with kids while babysitting in her neighborhood — an example of her passion for athletics and helping the community.
Male Player of the Month
Evan from Indian Trail, N.C.
Evan gives 100 percent effort in everything he does, whether it’s on or off the field. He has played soccer for several years and has worked hard to develop his skills. He is a leader on the field and captained both his high school junior varsity team and his club team this past season. Evan also excels academically, as he holds a 4.58 GPA and is planning on attending a four-year college next year. He has received several academic letters and bars during his high school years, became a Junior Marshal, and was selected as student of the week at his high school. Evan is also a member of his school’s student council, volunteers with canned food drives and Christmas present drives, and supports pancreatic research.