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Congratulations to Sophia Decerb of Greater Latrobe Senior High School
Sophia is the winner of the 2023 Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship. Upon graduation, Sofia will be attending James Madison University to major in Elementary Education and will be part of the women’s soccer team.
Moe Rosensteel Memorial Kickoff Classic
September 3, 2022, from the Castle at Norwin High School.
The Kaitlyn Moe Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation inaugural Moe Rosensteel Memorial Kickoff Classic was held on September 3, 2022, at the Castle at Norwin High School.
This event was another way to honor Moe Rosensteel and continue to support and recognize the young ladies who play soccer in our region.
The Moe Rosensteel Memorial Kickoff Classic is an exciting event that showcases teams and players, along with their talent. It’s a day of fun and a celebration of the game. No matter what it was, Moe found a way to make things fun. This event brings that same spirit and energy to everyone involved. There are great competitive games, music, food and, most of all, fun for everyone.
Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player 2022
The Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation, along with its committee panel, is proud to announce the 2022 Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player Award Winner:
Hailey Longwell, Moon Area High School
Photo Credit: Justin Berl
Inspirational Soccer Standouts Honored with ‘Moe’ Rosensteel Scholarships
by Bill Beckner Jr., Trib Total Media, May 25, 2021
The Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation planned to award one scholarship to a deserving WPIAL girls soccer player in the name of the late Ringgold and travel soccer standout and West Virginia Wesleyan recruit who was killed in June of 2019 by a lightning strike at Mammoth Park in Mt. Pleasant Township.
The idea is to recognize those who display Rosensteel’s traits — leadership and a passion for the game among them.
Some of the entry essays and interviews were so good, the foundation decided to choose two winners.
Soccer Community Remembers ‘Moe’ Rosensteel
by Bill Beckner Jr., Trib Total Media, October 6, 2020
They will always remember “Moe.”
The WPIAL and local soccer community took time Tuesday to again honor the late Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel, a former Ringgold and travel soccer standout and West Virginia Wesleyan recruit who was killed by a lightning strike — along with Greensburg Central Catholic baseball player Brendan McGowan — in June 2019 at Mammoth Park in Mt. Pleasant Township.
Oct. 6 would have been Rosensteel’s 20th birthday.
WPIAL Girls Soccer Scores (10/5/2020): Ringgold Honors ‘Moe’ in 5-0 Win vs. Greensburg Salem
by John Krysinsky, Pittsburgh Soccer Now, October 5, 2020
Ed Rosensteel was at Ringgold, where the Rams charged out to an early lead, and never looked back in a 5-0 win as Abby Whaley had a hat trick. In addition, Ringgold paid tribute by playing the game in honor of Ed’s late daughter, and former RInggold Ram captain, Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel.
Inaugural Kaitlyn ‘Moe’ Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player of the Year: Ellie Coffield (Mars High School)
by Ed Rosensteel, Pittsburgh Soccer Now, November 18, 2019
Ellie Coffield, Mars High School, Class of 2021 and a University of Pittsburgh commit, just recently helped lead Mars to a WPIAL Class 3A Title and the second PIAA State Title in the school’s history. Coffield’s contributions went far beyond her goal and assist totals, as she contributed 21 goals in the regular season through the WPIAL playoffs, but, more importantly, provided a valuable leadership role as a box-to-box midfielder on a team that finished the season without a loss.
Announcing the Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player of the Year Award
by Ed Rosensteel, Pittsburgh Soccer Now, November 3, 2019
Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel was taken from her family, friends and the soccer community on June 13, 2019. My family is proud to work in collaboration with Pittsburgh Soccer Now and the Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation to announce the Annual Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player of the Year Award and honor its first recipient in 2019.
Duquesne Comes Back Again, Honors ‘Moe’ in Victory
by Zac Weiss, Pittsburgh Soccer Now, October 7, 2019
Prior Sunday’s game, Duquesne honored Kaitlyn ‘Moe’ Rosensteel on her birthday. Rosensteel and her friend, Brendan McGowan, passed away June 13 as each was struck by lightning at a Westmoreland County park.
“It’s a huge loss for soccer in Western Pennsylvania and their family obviously,” Alvine said. “She was a really popular kid that everybody really loved. It was nice to have a chance to recognize her today on her birthday. It makes it even more special.”
‘Our Family is Hurting’
by Ed Rosensteel, Pittsburgh Soccer Now, June 16, 2019
Our family is hurting.
We are devastated, angry, confused and just sad beyond belief. Just when you think you cannot cry anymore, we do. There are so many reminders in front of us of our daughter. Our life will never be the same. Our daughter, Kaitlyn ‘Moe’ Rosensteel, was taken from us on Thursday and we never got to say goodbye, we never got to hold her.
Pittsburgh Soccer Community Mourns Loss of ‘Absolutely Great, Great Kid’
by John Krysinsky, Pittsburgh Soccer Now, June 15, 2019
The Pittsburgh Soccer community is mourning the loss of one of its own.
On Friday morning, the tragic news was revealed that Kaitlyn E. “Moe” Rosensteel, 18, of Donora, and her friend Brendan A. McGowan, 18, of North Huntingdon, were the two individuals who were struck and killed by lightning at 4 p.m. on Thursday while fishing at a Westmoreland County park.
Award Created to Honor Rosensteel
By Bill Beckner, Jr., Mon Valley Independent, November 4, 2019
When the Rosensteel family tragically lost their daughter, the Western Pennsylvania soccer community embraced them, consoled them and did their best to help them through the grieving process. Five months later, her father has formed the Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation — along with a unique award.
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