BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Allie Sciacchitano, a senior who recently completed a storied career for the Gov. Livingston High School girls soccer team, signed a commitment on Friday to attend The College of New Jersey, where she will continue her athletic career.
Sciacchitano scored 20 goals in her senior season last fall, including a stretch in which she had goals in five consecutive games through the Central Jersey, Group 2 semifinal. As a junior, she scored two goals against Ramsey in the 2018 Group 2 state championship game, which the Lady Highlanders won their first state crown since 1985.
"I don’t know what we would have done without Allie’s leadership skills this year. She led by example on the field but was also a source of true leadership that others could look to and emulate off of as well," said Gov. Livingston head girls soccer coach Mike Roof.
The combination of academics, athletics and family history led Sciacchitano to choose TCNJ.
"It's close to home, it's a good college with good athletics, and my aunt and uncle both went there and played sports at TCNJ," Sciacchitano said. "It fit all the criteria I was looking for."
Sciacchitano said she is interested in studying either sports management or sports medicine ("as long as I'm surrounded by sports," she said).
Although GL did not repeat as state champion, the Lady Highlanders posted a 19-4 record in Sciacchitano's senior season. She finished her high school career with 34 goals.
"My progression was the biggest thing during my three varsity years. My sophomore year, I didn't play that much. Then, my junior year, I started and scored two goals in the state championship game," said Sciacchitano, who played basketball until ninth grade. "This year, I was captain of a team that got to the sectional final."