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.