NAME: Max Farris
SCHOOL: Highlands High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2021
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2018 state runners-up
HEIGHT: 5'9"-150 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Fort Thomas, Ky.
PARENTS: Joe & Ashley
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Family
FUTURE GOAL: Play Division I soccer
Highlands' senior Max Farris is a first team all-state soccer player who the Enquirer this preseason named as one of the Top 10 NKY Soccer Players to Watch in the class of 2021. He was named to this season's 9th region all-tournament team after leading the Bluebirds to the semifinals and finishing 10-4-2. Max finished the season with nine goals and four assists (22 points).
His junior year, playing left wing, Max scored 12 goals with eight assists for 32 points, despite missing some games with injury. He helped the Bluebirds win a second straight regional championship. He was also a key part of the 2018 Highlands' team that was Kentucky state runners-up when he had 12 goals and 12 assists.
His junior year, Max was named Highlands's Offensive Player of the Year, a NKAC all-star, second team all-NKY (Enquirer), second team all-region and second team all-state. He also plays for the Kings Hammer Academy as his club team.
His favorite athlete is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, favorite entertainer is The Rock, favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan, favorite book is Perry Jackson and most-like-to-meet is Chance the Rapper. Max plans to play soccer at the next level, but has not yet committed to a college.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Max's most obvious attribute is his speed and quickness. He does not shy away from playing physically and has the technical skill to beat players one-on-one. All these attributes make Max tough to defend."
— Chad Niedert, Soccer Coach