Roses For Area Soccer Star


For the second week in a row the Daily Local News took note of an Octorara region accomplishment in their weekend Roses and Thorns column.

Last week’s column gave a shout out to Parkesburg, Atglen and Pomeroy fire companies for their ongoing consolidation conversation.

This week was Matt Smallwood’s turn.  Matt, an Octorara grad and a senior on Penn State’s nationaly ranked mens soccer team, was recognized for being named captain of the team.

Here’s what the Daily Local wrote:

Roses to Matt Smallwood, an Octorara graduate and a three-time first team All-Southern Chester County League selection in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Matt was named captain of Penn State’s men’s soccer team last week.  As a junior, Matt led last year’s Penn State team in minutes played (2,037 across 23 games) and was a key contributor in Penn State’s six shutouts. With this honor Matt becomes the first Octorara grad ever to be named captain on any Penn State athletic team. 

Kudos to Matt and the entire Octorara soccer community.

Read the entire Roses and Thorn column here.

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