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Immaculate Senior Kristen Roessler Named To All-America Soccer Team

Kristen Roessler, center, a senior at Immaculate High School, was selected to the 2017 Fall High School Girls All-America Team by United Soccer Coaches. She is pictured with Nelson Mingachos, left, and Brad Jeeves, right.
Kristen Roessler, center, a senior at Immaculate High School, was selected to the 2017 Fall High School Girls All-America Team by United Soccer Coaches. She is pictured with Nelson Mingachos, left, and Brad Jeeves, right. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. — Kristen Roessler, a senior at Immaculate High School in Danbury, was recently selected to the 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 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.

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