YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Yorktown graduate Alyssa Francese, who will play soccer at Stony Brook University this fall, was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Girls High School Scholar All-America team with a 3.75 grade-point average.
“It means so much to me,” said Francese, who was a four-year starter at Yorktown and is a striker. “All-American was a goal I set for myself to achieve in my final season at the end of junior year. To not only be All-American but Scholar All-American is a huge honor. To be named such a high-caliber title is amazing and I’m so happy that my hard work paid off and I was able to reach my goal.”
What made it a challenge for Francese was that not only was she a standout soccer player, she also had to balance basketball along with soccer and the books.
“I always stayed on top of my school work,” Francese said. “It was just as important to me to do as well as I could academically as it was in both sports. I knew if I was able to excel in the classroom it would be easier to do better athletically.”
Francese is the all-time leading goal-scorer at Yorktown with 96 career goals and also tallied a single-season school record of 37 goals last fall.