Manorville’s Kaitlyn Mahoney is headed to the Nutmeg State this fall and will join the University of Connecticut’s women’s soccer team.
One of 10 incoming players for head coach Margaret Rodriguez, herself a Long Island native, the goalkeeper played for two seasons at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington for head coach Sue Alber.
“Mahoney will round out our goalkeeper position and she’ll compete alongside the other two goalkeepers we currently have on the team,” Rodriguez said. “She is confident, knows the game, and has a big presence on the field. Mahoney is also very comfortable with the ball at her feet, which will give us another option to play through.”
During her time at St. Anthony’s, Mahoney earned All-League honors in her junior and senior seasons. During her senior season, she was named All-Long Island and All-Star while serving as team captain. Mahoney was also named to the Top 100 soccer players on Long Island. She played her club ball for SUSA Academy’s 2002 ECNL squad and was a team captain.
“The moment I stepped on campus I felt like I was home,” Mahoney said. “I knew in my heart that UConn would be the place I would spend my next four years, pursuing my education and my soccer career. The family atmosphere and the bond between both staff and players made me want to join the UConn family.”