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Well-Earned Accolades for This All-American Saint!

Well-Earned Accolades for This All-American Saint!
Jim Norman

This Saint is an All-American! Joy Okonye ’23 was among 62 players nationwide selected by United Soccer Coaches to the 2022 High School Girls All-America Team. She and her peers will be recognized during the All-America Ceremony & Reception this January at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

As a senior captain, Joy helped lead our Girls’ Varsity Soccer team to an 11-5 record and a berth in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class C postseason tournament. During the season, she became the program’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 93 career goals.

Her latest honor adds to a long list of awards she has earned—including being named to the All-NEPSAC/All-Region team, becoming a NEPSAC All-Star, and being invited to play in the WWNEPSSA All League Game along with teammates Ella Caraluzzi ’24 and Amanda Regina ’23.

In addition, Joy was recently named Best High School Student of the Year by the Right to Dream Academy, an organization that supports and teaches young people through soccer.

She has committed to play Division I soccer at Brown University after she graduates.

Among those most proud of Joy’s achievements is her coach on the hilltop, Girls’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach Olivia Pena.”The teams and coaches we faced were in awe of Joy’s speed and skill. Her talent amazes me,” Olivia said. “Joy is a fierce competitor who leads by example in every game. While I am sad to see her go, I know that she will do exceptional things at Brown next year!”

Join us in congratulating Joy for her extraordinary accomplishments!