Elizabeth Coletti: Most likely to… play in the World Cup


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These feature stories highlight rising seniors who are becoming role models of Lancer Spirit.

She dribbles down the field, passes all of the defenders, shoots to the far right and the crowd goes wild. Elizabeth Coletti scores again for the Lancers.

While Coletti obviously hasn’t played for the United States Women’s National Team it could very well be in her future. Coletti biggest accomplishment for soccer is winning nationals with her club team, the MRM Coyotes. Coletti’s club team has won five state championships, two regional tournaments, and a national title. These tournaments are prestigious and can only be played by winning previous games.

Close friend Matti Flower says, “She’s all about soccer, and I look up to her because she puts so much effort into soccer inside and outside of school.”

Many athletes grow up and want to play their favorite sport in college, and Coletti is living the dream. During the fall sports season of 2014, Coletti was named Frederick News Post’s co-player of the year with Montanna Hill.  Being named co-player of the year is impressive, but being named co-player as a junior is even more admirable.

Varsity head soccer coach Howard Putterman says, “She has amazing vision with her foot on the ball and is incredibly adept at beating players one on one.”

Coletti holds the single season career assist record at Linganore, with 13 assists last year. Coach Putterman says, “What makes her so dangerous is that as soon as defense begins to respect her attacking abilities and drop off, she delivers the ‘killer’ pass, beating three to four opponents with one ball. This explains why with only two years on the team she already holds the single season career assist record for Linganore.”

Coletti will be playing as a forward for the Towson Tigers in 2017. She has received a full-ride scholarship and will be player number 28 on the field. It is the culmination of a dream that started when she was five.

In the 2014-2015 soccer season, the Tigers’ record was 6-9-4 . Coletti hopes that she will be able to improve this record.

This year the women’s World Cup is being held in Canada, and Coletti is excited to watch her favorite players including Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, and Hope Solo.

Coletti is also involved in Student Government Association, Class of 2016 club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Coletti is working toward being an investment banker, so not only will she be kicking it on the field at Towson, she will also be kicking it in the classroom.