Pictured (l-r): Coach Peter Falen, Assistant Principal Nadine Richards, Mr. Testa, Sara Testa, Mrs. Testa, Principal Roseann Cirnigliario, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan and Assistant Principal Allen Hudson.
Girls varsity soccer player Sara Testa will attend and play soccer at Mount Aloysius College, a Division III school in Pennsylvania, this fall.
Testa, a senior, has been an integral part of Glen Cove’s varsity soccer team since she was a freshman. Coach Peter Falen attributes her years in developmental leagues and training outside of school, along with her physical tenacity and mental edge, to her success.
In the fall of 2013, Testa was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disorder that attacked her brain stem and left her hospitalized for three months. During that time, she remained focus on her goal to survive and to play soccer in college.
Testa returned to school in June 2014 and was thrilled to take part in her final season as a student-athlete and member of the girls soccer program this year.
Falen said Testa’s journey and accomplishments have made her the young lady she is today and expressed his pride in everything she has achieved. “Her devotion and passion for her studies and her love of soccer will make her an asset to any institution of higher learning or job choice in the future,” he said.