NEWTOWN— Kristen Roessler, a senior at Immaculate High School, was recently selected to the prestigious 2017 Fall High School Girls All-America Team by United Soccer Coaches. The Danbury resident is one of only 60 girls in the country to receive this honor.United Soccer Coaches is the world’s largest soccer coaches organization.
“This USC All-America honor as one of the best soccer players in the nation is most deserving,” said Tim Dunn, IHS Athletic Director. “Immaculate High School is very proud of Kristen and her accomplishments athletically, civically and academically.” Her coach is equally impressed. “I’m just so proud of Kristen and what she has accomplished here at Immaculate — she follows a lot of great goalies that have graduated before her. I look forward in seeing what she accomplishes in the four years after graduation,” said Nelson Mingachos, who was named SWC Coach of the Year.
The star goalie is passionate about soccer. “Besides playing soccer in the fall for Immaculate, I play soccer year round for CFC Real, which is coached by Immaculate soccer coaches Brad Jeeves and Nelson Mingachos. We attend showcases all over the East Coast,” said Roessler. In addition to being named All-American, Roessler was also named All-New England, All-State and First Team All-SWC. She has committed to play soccer at Central Connecticut State University in 2018, where she plans to study finance.
This year the Immaculate girls soccer team had a record of 19-1 and was named Patriot Division champs and SWC champs. This is the fifth time the lady Mustangs have won the SWC title. The team won the first round of the CIAC Class M State Championship tournament, but lost in the second round to Weston 0-1.
Players on this year’s United Soccer Coaches High School All-America Teams will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the All-America Luncheon on January 20, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention.
Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, service to others and personal goals. Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system. For more information, go to www.immaculatehs.org.