EI Grad Roccaro Wins Women's Soccer World Cup

Soccer star and recent East Islip High School graduate Cari Roccaro has added another trophy to her splendid collection with Saturday’s American victory in the under-20 women’s World Cup. The U.S. defeated defending champs Germany, 1-0, on Sept. 8 at Tokyo National Stadium in Japan, after beating Nigeria, 2-0, in the semifinals on Sept. 4.

Roccaro, a starter on defense for the World Cup squad, was the 2011-2012 Gatorade New York Girls Soccer Player of the Year (as well as a First Team ESPNHS All-American, a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American and Long Island Player of the Year). Now she can put “World Champion” on her resume.

Roccaro, 18, will attend Notre Dame University this fall on full scholarship.