M-W student-athletes named to Scholar All-America Soccer Team

on July 24, 2020

2020 Monroe-Woodbury High School graduates Kaelyn Salatto and Josephine Sorce have been named to the United Soccer Coaches High School Scholar All-America Team. This prestigious team consists of the nation’s best high school soccer players and high academic achievers for the 2019-20 academic year.

Kaelyn Salatto kicks the soccer ball.

HS All-America scholar soccer team member Kaelyn Salatto.

To become a Scholar All-America at the interscholastic level, a player must first be nominated by his or her head coach. To be nominated, players must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better (on a 4.0 scale) through the first semester of their senior year, must have demonstrated recognized excellence in high school soccer and must have performed community service at the local, regional, or national level.

Kaelyn will be attending and playing soccer for Iona College in New Rochelle, NY in the fall.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award. I would like to thank my parents and all my teachers and coaches who have helped me develop a strong work ethic both in the classroom and on the field,” said Kaelyn. “It’s such an amazing way to end my high school career as a Crusader!”

Josephine will be playing soccer for Marywood University in Scranton, PA.

Josephine Sorce kicks the soccer ball.

HS All-America Scholar soccer team member Josephine Sorce.

“I am so honored to be a recipient of the Scholar All-American Award. I have always given everything to playing the game of soccer, as well as striving to do my best in the classroom and giving back to my community. I feel so proud that all my hard work has been rewarded with this amazing award. Thank you to the United Soccer Coaches All-America Committee,” said Josephine.

“We are so proud of Kaelyn and Josephine for being recognized on a national level by the prestigious United Soccer Coaches organization. Both young ladies were First Team All-State in New York, Times Herald Record First Team All-Stars, two-time state champions, and Kaeylyn Salatto was an All-Regional player and two-time player of the year for the Times Herald Record. Their impressive academic accomplishments also led to them being selected for this prestigious award. Both student-athletes had averages in the 90s and were scholar-athletes, along with doing work in their community. On behalf of the entire M-W soccer program, we are very excited to see these two student-athletes rewarded for their efforts,” said M-W varsity girls soccer coach William Mpasiakos.