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Youth Boys Sep 28, 2017

United Soccer Coaches/Max Preps HS State Players of the Week (Boys)

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KANSAS CITY, MO. (September 27, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the 32 boys and 24 girls who have been named the Fall United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from September 18 – September 24.

The United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the spring high school season.

Coaches wanting to nominate their players must submit statistics to in order for their athletes to be considered; nomination instructions can be found below. Winners receive a MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches branded letterman’s patch and recognition on both and

Nominations are due every Sunday by at 11:59 p.m. ET each week to be considered.

Boys’ Winners for September 18 – September 24

State Player Name Position School
Arizona Tommy Pederson Midfielder Blue Ridge High School (LakesideAZ)
California Jalan Perez Midfielder Tulelake High School Tulelake, CA)
Colorado Colton Sims Striker Rye High School (Rye, CO)
Connecticut Jack Gaynor Striker Lyman Hall High School (Wallingford, CT)
Delaware Jakob Gelof Goalkeeper Cape Henlopen High School (Lewes, DE)
Georgia Stephane Shongo N/A Old Suwanee Christian (Buford, GA)
Idaho Diego Esquivel Midfielder Post Falls High School (Post Falls, ID)
Illinois Alex Chagoya Goalkeeper St. Anne High School (St. Anne, IL)
Indiana Paul Bogarin Midfielder Hammond Morton High School (Hammond, IN)
Kansas Bryce Fimreite  Forward Central High School (Andover, KS)
Kentucky Shane Midkiff Midfielder Ohio County High School (Hartford, KY)
Maine Austin Pierce Midfielder Westbrook High School (Westbrook, ME)
Maryland Matthew Cuocci N/A Rosedale Baptist High School (Baltimore, MD)
Massachusetts Jeremy Piecz Midfielder Matignon High School (Cambridge, MA)
Michigan Jonathan Brownell Forward Coldwater High School (Coldwater, MI)
Minnesota Zach Swisher Midfielder Chanhassen High School (Chanhassen, MN)
Missouri Favian Valenzuela Striker Van Horn High School (Independence, MO)
Nevada Bryan Martinez N/A Sunrise Mountain High School (Las Vegas, NV)
New Jersey Josiah Brown Forward Fairton Christian Center & Academy (Fairton, NJ)
New Mexico Kevin Sanchez N/A Hope Christian High School (Albuquerque, NM)
New York Kakeru ITO Forward Keio Academy of N.Y. (Purchase, NY)
North Carolina Toni Pineda Forward Statesville High School (Statesville, NC)
Ohio Victor Aguilera N/A Rock Hill High School (Ironton, OH)
Oregon Arel Espinoza Midfielder McMinnville High School (McMinnville, OR)
Pennsylvania Mason Novobilski Midfielder Mifflinburg High School (Mifflinburg, PA)
Rhode Island Jonathan Sherman Midfielder South Kingstown High School (Wakefield, RI)
Texas Landry Griffin N/A Westlake Academy (Westlake, TX)
Virginia Connor Chiarizzio Forward Temple Christian High School (Madison Heights, VA)
Washington Kyler Houck Forward Mount Vernon Christian High School (Mount Vernon, WA)
District Of Columbia Rhys Owen Forward Gonzaga High School (Washington, DC)
West Virginia Samuel Pierson N/A Ripley High School (Ripley, WV)
Wisconsin Mattias Dermond N/A University School of Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)