Pittsburgh, PA. (Nov. 18, 2019) – The Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation and Pittsburgh Soccer Now are proud to announce the 2019 Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player Award.
In its first year, the Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player Award will be presented annually to the WPIAL’s most outstanding female high school player of the year. Three finalists led a group of 24 players on the nomination list. Sixteen of the 36 players on the watch list were honored as All-WPIAL or All-Section this year.
2019 Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player Award Finalists
- Ellie Coffield – Junior – Midfielder – Mars Area High School District
- Eva Frankovic – Senior – Defender – Norwin High School
- Sarah Schupansky – Junior – Forward North Allegheny High School
The Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation along with Pittsburgh Soccer Now and its panel of voters presents the 2019 Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player Award recipient…
Junior Midfielder – Mars High School
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 it’s second PIAA State Title in the school’s history. Coffield’s contributions went far beyond her goal and assist totals, as she did contribute 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. Her contributions were invaluable on both sides of the field, as Mars were one of the strongest defensive units and dictated play in every contest this season with very few exceptions. The Fighting Planets allowed just three goals since the beginning of October, two of those in the four PIAA tournament matches against the best teams in the state.
— Ellie Coffield (@elliecoffield1) November 17, 2019
Congratulations to Ellie for her outstanding achievements in 2019 — and throughout her high school, club and youth career thus far. She is a player whose dedication and love for the game symbolizes the values that made Moe Rosensteel the special person she was on and off the field. The establishment of this award is to also help with the continued growth in girls’ soccer and bring more light to the great young women who play this game for their school and community.
It is our pleasure to present this award to a very deserving winner — Ellie Coffield.
About the Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player Award
The Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player Award was created in the memory of Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel who passed on June 13, 2019. The award is to recognize the player who contributes to the entire game of soccer with skill, leadership and sportsmanship. A competitive spirit and a visual love and passion for the game.
About the Panel
The panel is made of WPIAL girls soccer coaches and media members who cover WPIAL girls soccer. All classifications and regions were represented to identify the best players throughout the WPIAL.