RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Girls Soccer goalie Ellie Sciancalepore signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Rider College in the fall of 2020.

“I chose Rider for their business program and the coaching staff,” said Sciancalepore.  “I really loved the coaches and the girls I met on the team, and the location of the school was a great plus too.”

Sciancalepore has been the Lady Rams Varsity starter in net for all four years of her high school career.

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“At Randolph, my coaches have helped push and challenge me to be quicker and tougher through the years,” said Sciancalepore. “They were never easy on me, and I thank them for that because it has allowed me to grow tremendously.  I wouldn’t be where I am without their support and guidance.”

As one of ten soon to be graduated seniors on the 2019 Randolph team, Sciancalepore backstopped a super successful season that ended with a 15-3-3 record.

“I’ll miss the sense of community we built within the program across the Freshmen, JV, and Varsity teams,” said Sciancalepore.  “We have a large soccer community within Randolph, and their support over the years has been unreal.  Soccer won’t be the same without them.”

When she is not on the soccer field making diving saves for her team, Sciancalepore plans on studying Business Administration with a minor in Marketing or Sports Management.

Varsity coach Colleen Suflay had nothing but praise for her now former goalkeeper.

"Ellie is an incredible young lady, and she's going to have so much success, Rider is very lucky to have her,” said Suflay.  “She is going to bring them amazing talent and great character.  I am looking forward to seeing her grow in that program.  We are going to miss her."

Sciancalepore took a moment to thank the most important people of all.

My parents have made so many sacrifices for me to get to where I am today, and I’m forever grateful for that,” said Sciancalepore.  “They are always there for me, doing everything possible to help me along my journey.  I couldn’t ask for more amazing people to call my parents.”