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- January 12, 2024
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ED ROMANCE CHAPTER ALUMNI SHOLARSHIP
This year’s first-ever Romance Chapter Alumni Scholarship winner is Maci Mazzatesta. The scholarship came about through the generosity of the alumni members of the hall in an effort to recognize those student athletes who, through their achievements, continue to bring recognition to the Mount Carmel Area School District.
Mazzatesta was a unanimous choice for the honor.
Maci has distinguished herself as a track athlete as well as a soccer standout. She has started every varsity game with MCA soccer since stepping onto the field as a freshman. She has been a staple at both the Center Mid and Outside Mid positions while playing both the forward and defensive position on an as needed basis. She was also the Tornadoes primary option for Corner and Penalty kicks. She has even managed to score 9 goals and has 17 assists in her career and has been named to the Pennsylvania Heartland Conference Second team for 3 consecutive years, as well as, the News Item All Area team for 3 years. Maci has also performed with the NSSC U19 Strikers and was a member of the EPYSA Indoor State Cup Champions in 2016. Her aggressive style of play and her “team above all” attitude helped her to be named a team captain in 2017. She has committed to playing soccer at the Division II level at for the Raiders of Shippensburg University.
As a track athlete, Maci has been a stalwart for the bulk of her career at MCA. She has participated in events including the 400M, 800M, 1600M, 300 IM, 4 x 400 M, 4 x 800M, high jump and pole vault before settling in to the 800m, 1600M, and 4 x 400 meter relay. She has earned 4 District IV medals, including a 3rd in the 1600M as a sophomore and a silver medal in 2017 in the 1600m, which qualified her for the state championship meet at Shippensburg. Earlier in the season, she established a new MCA record in the 1600M, breaking the previous mark by 7 seconds while posting a 5:11.81. Maci was PHAC Champion in the 1600M as a junior and helped the team to the Division III Championship. She has been recognized as a News Item all-star for 3 years. She has also competed as a member of the 4 x 400M relay at the prestigious Penn Relays for three years.
Academically, Maci is a member of the National Honor Society, National Athletic Honor Society, and is a 2017 School Board Merit Award winner. She has been a Think Big Student Leader, an Ambassador for Morgan Danielle Photography, a member of the yearbook staff, and was chosen as the 2017 Homecoming Queen. Maci is the daughter of Patti and Tony Mazzatesta of Kulpmont and will attend Shippensburg as a part of the Exploratory Studies Program.