U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Cari Roccaro

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height


  • Hometown

    East Islip, N.Y.

  • Club

    Albertson Soccer Club

A co-captain, was the only player to play all 450 minutes of five games at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in the Cayman Islands, helping the USA earn a berth to the Women’s World Cup … Heads into the her second U-20 Women’s World Cup as the most capped player on the team with 30 international games at the this age level … A key player on the U.S. team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, she played in five of the six games and started four, including going the distance in the quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games … Her play at center-back with current U.S. WNT player Julie Johnston was crucial in allowing just one goal in those three knockout games … A member of the team that won the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship and earned a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan … Played in three games with one goal (against Guatemala) in 270 minutes … Played for the U.S. U-18s in 2011 … Was a member of the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team that competed in the 2010 CONCACAF U-17s Women’s Qualifying Tournament where they out-scored opponents 38-0 over the five games… Scored one goal against Haiti … Part of 2009 U-15 Girls' National Team player pool … Attended the U.S. Under-14 I.D. Camp in 2008.

As a sophomore at Notre Dame in 2013, she started all 21 games she played while scoring five goals with two assists … Named to the All-ACC First-Team … She was also a NSCAA First-Team All-Southeast Region selection …  Played her freshman season at University of Notre Dame in 2012 … She was the Soccer America National Freshman of the Year and an NSCAA Third-Team All-America selection ... An NSCAA First-Team All-Region pick ... She was also named the Big East Rookie of the Year ... A First-Team All-Big East honoree and was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team ... Missed the first seven matches of her freshman season while playing for U-20 World Cup Team ... Returned to start 16 of remaining 17 matches (missed regular-season finale at DePaul due to illness), scoring six goals and one assist ... Ranked third on team in goals, total shots (41) and shots on goal (21) ... Made nearly-immediate impact upon her return from U-20 Women’s World Cup, scoring goals in four of her first six matches in an Irish uniform … Started for five seasons on varsity (beginning in eighth grade) at East Islip High School while serving as team captain her final three years (2009-11) … Named All-League, All-Conference, and All-County as a freshman, junior, and senior … Team MVP as a freshman and senior … Led East Islip to New York state semifinals in 2008, following Long Island and Suffolk County Class AA titles ... Team also won three Suffolk County League III championships (2008, 2009, 2011) … NSCAA All-American as a junior and senior … Parade All-American as a junior … New York Gatorade Player of the Year, Long Island Player of the Year, and New York State Player of the Year as a senior … Suffolk County Player of the Year as a junior and senior … Scored 11 goals as a senior and 16 as a freshman … Totaled 39 goals and 19 assists during her prep career.

Played for Albertson Fury ’93 from U-13 until she left for college … Won State Cup championships in 2009 and 2011 … Regional Semifinalists in 2009 and 2011 … Took 5th place in ECNL National Championship in 2011 … Played for East Islip Explosion from U-10 to U-13 … On roster for WPSL Elite's New York Fury and WPSL's Long Island Fury in summer 2012 ... Spent time with Long Island Fury in WPSL to help that squad win 2009 WPSL National Championship ... A two-time NSCAA Youth All-American (2010, 2011).