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- January 11, 2024
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JOSEPH D. WASILEWSKI FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Karrisa Tocyloski has recently added her name to the impressive list of previous Joseph D. Wasilewski Scholar Athletes. To say that she has earned this honor would be an understatement. Karrisa has excelled in the classroom, on the athletic stage, and in her involvement in her community.
Tocyloski, as a four year member of the girl’s soccer team, has helped to establish the Lady Tornadoes as one of the premier soccer programs in the area. She has paced them to four consecutive appearances in District IV soccer play. The team has posted 56 wins over the last three years. As a team captain in 2005 and 2006, Karrisa led her team to two consecutive Schuylkill League Titles. The Tornadoes placed 4th in District IV in 2004 and 3rd in 2005, moving on to the state tournament in both years. She was named to BRINE 1st team all state team in 2005 and is a three-time 1st team Schuylkill League all-star. Her play earned her the Ed Romance Chapter Athlete of the Month for October. Her 82 goals rank second in the school history.
As a four-year letterman with the MCA track team, Karrisa has separated herself with her work ethic and willingness to help her team in any way possible, She has run in events from the 100 meter dash to the 800meters with bests of 13.1 in the 100, 28.2 in the 200, and 64.1 in the 400. She also has a best of 15’4″ in the long jump. She has qualified for Districts in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and went to the State Championships as an alternate in the 4 x 100 as a freshman and junior,.
Tocyloski is a distinguished honor roll student and ranks 8th out of 144 in her class, with an 1100 in her SAT’s. She will be attending Millersville University in the fall to major in Biology. She is enrolled in the Pre-Optometry Program and eventually plans to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Karrisa has also given her time to many organizations in the area. She has been a team captain for a Relay for Life team for 2 years, has been involved in Hoops for Heart, the MS Walk, and is a volunteer for Special Olympics.
At MCA, Tocyloski is a member of the Interact Club, Latin Club, Science Club, and is a news reporter and anchor for WKMC-TV. She is Homeroom Representative for Student Council and is a member of the Yearbook Staff. Karrisa resides in Kulpmont with her parents, James and Karen Tocyloski.