- Girls Recipient - Jenny Carroll
Jenny played for Norwood Youth Soccer for 11 years - every single year she was eligible. In addition to her long playing career she has been a referee in our program since 2014 and an assistant coach for one of our kindergarten aged teams. Through her hard work and dedication to her craft, Jenny grew to be our top youth referee, winning the Greg Sinclair Referee of the Year award in 2017. In high school, Jenny played 4 years of soccer and 2 years of basketball.
Off the field, Jenny has excelled in honors and AP level classes while balancing sports, school clubs, mentorship roles and volunteer work. Jenny has served in the Norwood High National Honors Society, the Student Television Network Honors Society, the French National Honor Society, Town Government Day, Spirit Club and the Environmental Youth Coalition. Jenny has also volunteered as a Mustang Mentor, helping incoming freshmen acclimate to the school, the Callahan Elementary School STEM club, mentoring elementary aged girls in STEM topics and Christmas in the City.
After high school, Jenny will be attending Penn State to study chemistry.
- Boys Recipient - Jaden Ryan
Jaden played for Norwood Youth Soccer for 14 years - every single year he was eligible. During that time, Jaden displayed tremendous dedication to and enthusiasm for the game. In high school, Jaden was a 3-sport athlete all four years, including 4-years on the varsity soccer team. Jaden was a captain of the varsity soccer team twice, as well as the basketball and baseball teams his senior year. He was named team MVP in soccer as both a junior and a senior and a Tri-Valley League All-Star as a senior.
Off the field, Jaden has taken predominately honors and AP level classes while balancing sports and several volunteer roles. Jaden spent all 4 years as his class Athletic Advisor on the Student Council, he was selected as a Mustang Mentor to help guide new students as they enter Norwood High School, and he was 1 of 4 students selected as a Mustang in Action to help promote community service at Norwood HS. Lastly, the faculty and staff at Norwood HS voted Jaden Homecoming King as they felt he was the male student that contributed the most spirit and commitment to Norwood HS both in and outside of the classroom.
After high school, Jaden plans to pursue a law degree and a career as a defense attorney.