Awards & Scholarships

The mission of the Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources for female soccer student athletes who show leadership, passion, character, academic excellence and love for the game of soccer, that translates into the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence into the collegiate level.

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Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship

The Foundation awards a female soccer player who will be advancing into college to further her academic excellence while still playing the game she loves.

To apply for the scholarship, interested athletes submit an essay based on a pre-determined theme. All submissions are reviewed by a select committee to determine the finalists. Each finalist receives a phone interview to discuss their essay and provide an opportunity to expand on their goals as a student athlete. The committee then reconvenes and selects the scholarship winner.

Applicants must be a senior graduating in the year of the award, and attending and playing soccer in college.

The 2021 Scholarship Essay Theme:

Explain how adversity on the soccer field has helped and will help you deal with a difficult situation in life.

    2021 Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Award Winners

    2021 marked the inaugural year of the Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship. We are proud to announce two winners of this year’s award, with each receiving a $2000 scholarship.

    2021 Scholarship Winners

    Hannah Nelson of Greensburg Central Catholic, and Sydney Willig of Norwin are the inaugural scholarship recipients. They were honored May 25, 2021, at a ceremony at Gato Taco & Tequila in Irwin, PA.

    There are several principles that we hold onto as part of who Moe was and how she lived. One of those principles is helping others get to where they want to go. Awarding Hannah and Sydney with the scholarships is helping two great young ladies get there.

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    Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award

    The award is given annually to a Western PA, high school student athlete whose play, leadership and passion for the game emulates that of the award’s namesake, Moe.

    The Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award nominates players through a panel of coaches and media members. Those players who are nominated are then pared-down to three finalists. The panel then votes on the three finalists to determine the Player of the Year.

    So far, we have awarded the Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

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    Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year 2021

    The Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation, along with its committee panel, is proud to announce the 2021 Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award Winner:

    Kelsey Salopek, Senior – Steel Valley

    Kelsey Salopek in Action

    Photo Credit: @MikeDarnay/@MVI_sports

    2020 Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award Recipients

    Sarah 2020 POY Winner

    2020 Player of the Year

    North Allegheny Senior High School

    Ellie 2020 POY Finalist

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    Mars Area High School

    Tessa 2020 POY Finalist

    2020 POY Finalist

    Brownsville Area High School

    2019 Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award Recipients

    Ellie 2019 POY Winner

    2019 Player of the Year

    Mars Area High School

    Eva and Sarah 2019 POY Finalists

    2019 POY Finalists

    EVA FRANKOVIC, Senior, Norwin High School
    SARAH SCHUPANSKY, Junior, North Allegheny Senior High School

    Get Involved

    Through various events, the Foundation fundraises to support and provide opportunities for student athletes to perform and play the game they love. The Foundation always can use volunteers.


    Volunteer, become a sponsor, or donate to help fund our awards and scholarships.

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    All Foundation proceeds go to help recognize and support female soccer student athletes.

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