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.
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.
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.
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.
Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year 2021 Watch List
Abby Whaley, Junior, Ringgold
Adelina Guess, Senior, Belle Vernon
Alyssa Clutter, Senior, Trinity
Ava Boyd, Senior, Pine Richland
Brooke Opferman, Junior, Peters Twp.
Chloe Weiland, Senior, Butler
Ella Bulava, Sophomore, Latrobe
Ella Shorkey, Junior, Alderdice
Eva Blatz, Junior, Bethel Park
Farrah Reader, Junior, Belle Vernon
Grace Nellas, Junior, Mt. Lebanon
Gwen Howell, Junior, Mars
Hailey Longwell, Senior, Moon
Jayden Sharpless, Senior, North Catholic
Jillian Marvin, Senior, Peters Twp.
Kaitlyn Killinger, Junior, Plum
Kelsey Salopek, Senior, Steel Valley
Lucia Wells, Junior, North Allegheny
Malia Kearns, Senior, Penn Trafford
Mary Kate Lape, Senior, Connellsville
McKenzie Pritts, Junior, Yough
Morgan Einodshofer, Senior, Belle Vernon
Natalie Gilbert, Senior, Upper St. Clair
Olivia Cernuto, Junior, Southmoreland
Paloma Swankler, Senior, Norwin
Regan Reilly, Sophomore, Latrobe
Renae Mohrbacher, Senior, Freedom
Samantha Miller, Junior, Butler
Sara Fielder, Junior, Greensburg Central Catholic
Sara Weigle, Junior, Central Valley
Sofia DeCerb, Junior, Latrobe
Sophia Palermo, Junior, North Allegheny
Sydney Lindeman, Junior, Franklin Regional
Tatum Gretz, Senior, Greensburg Central Catholic
Tessa Dellarose, Senior, Brownsville
2020 Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award Recipients
2020 Player of the Year
SARAH SCHUPANSKY, Senior
North Allegheny Senior High School
2020 POY Finalist
ELLIE COFFIELD, Senior
Mars Area High School
2020 POY Finalist
TESSA DELLAROSE, Junior
Brownsville Area High School
2019 Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award Recipients
2019 Player of the Year
ELLIE COFFIELD, Junior
Mars Area High School
2019 POY Finalists
EVA FRANKOVIC, Senior, Norwin High School
SARAH SCHUPANSKY, Junior, North Allegheny Senior High School