Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Cari Roccaro, prized for her versatility
by Paul Kennedy, March 2nd, 2012 4:01AM
Subscribe to Youth Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women, under-20 women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[FOUR THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ...] One of only three field players on the U.S. under-20 national team who are still in high school, Long Island's Cari Roccaro is one of the most versatile players on the team. The Notre Dame recruit is a defender for the U-20s but plays in midfield and up front for her club teams. For four things to know about Roccaro ...

IMPACT PLAYER. Roccaro is part of an incoming class at Notre Dame that is considered perhaps the best in the country. “She possesses great size and strength, much like a Melissa Tancredi, and is a very good athlete,” says Irish coach Randy Waldrum. “She is extremely versatile playing in the defense for the U.S. U-17 World Cup team, and playing in midfield and up front with her Albertson Fury team. She will be one that will come in and impact our program right away.”

GIFTED ATHLETE.Paul Riley has coached a lot of great girls on Long Island but calls Roccaro one of the most gifted athletes he's coached. Says Riley, who spent the last two summers coaching WPS's Philadelphia Independence, "She is an amazing physical specimen with a great feel for the ball."

FURY STANDOUT.Roccaro has starred for Albertson Fury, one of the top girls programs in the New York area, and New York Fury of the WPSL. Riley says Roccaro is one of the top young players in the WPSL. "Cari has a super future in this game," he says, "and her ability on the ball, shooting prowess and tactical knowledge make her a player to watch out for in the WPSL."

PREP STAR.Roccaro was a two-time NSCAA All-American selection and New York Gatorade Player of the Year at East Islip High School. She had 11 goals and four assists as a senior. She is not only a great soccer player but an all-conference performer in track & field as well.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
Roster: U.S. U-20 men's team set for NTC Invitational    
U.S. men's U-20 national team coach Tab Ramos has named a 21-player roster for the 2016 ...
Rankings: Girls Top 20 Spring High School Final    
Tulsa, Oklahoma's Union High School finished atop the USA TODAY & NSCAA Final Girls High School ...
Rankings: Boys Top 20 Spring High School Final    
Birmingham, Alabama's Oak Mountain finished atop the USA TODAY & NSCAA Final Boys High School National ...
U.S. U-19 women score 10 in three games in New Zealand    
The U.S. U-19 women's national team played three games against New Zealand's U-20s and won twice, ...
Development Academy Playoffs: 22 clubs qualify for both age groups    
The 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs take place June 22-26 in Frisco, Texas. Twenty-two clubs ...
U.S. U-19 women beat New Zealand    
The University of Oregon's Marissa Everett scored both goals for the U.S. U-19 women's national team ...
Reyna and Fuentes strike for U.S. U-15 boys in Croatia    
The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by Dave van den Bergh, fell to host Croatia ...
U.S. U-19 women train in New Zealand    
U.S. U-19 women's national team coach Jitka Klimkova has taken a 20-player squad to New Zealand ...
U.S. U-17 girls beat Switzerland's U-19 team    
The Colorado Rush's Civana Kuhlmann scored twice and assisted as the U.S. U-17 girls national team ...
Michael Hoyer is new AYSO National Executive Director    
Michael Hoyer has been named National Executive Director of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), succeeding ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives