Each month, we will be recognizing one male and one female US Youth Soccer Player of the Month with the Clif Kid Raise the Bar Award. Clif Kid will provide each recipient with a prize pack featuring Clif bars, apparel, a $25 gift card and more!
The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship. Examples of these 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. Nominate a player today!
This month's honorees are...
Female Player of the Month
Sofia from Barnegat, N.J.
Sofia is one of the captains of PDA Shore 14U Flash. The team also recently earned its place in the prestigious National League for the 2018-19 season. In addition, Sofia has helped lead her middle school team to a 10-0-2 record. Sofia, along with her younger sister and fellow teammates, help organize donations to the Barnegat Middle School Care Locker – an organization that provides personal items to students in need.
Male Player of the Month
While Ryan is an accomplished starting keeper for both his club and MS ODP 06 Boys team, his love for the game goes much further than time on the field. He loves giving back and helping out others and has started training the younger keepers in the club in his free time. In addition to his soccer playing, Ryan organized and took up donations of cleats and shinguards for the Haitian National Amputee program.