Michael McCarthy — the Washington University-bound goalkeeper who helped lead Staples to state and FCIAC championships last fall — is one of 4 winners of the prestigious Marshall Raidbard Scholarship.
The $1,500 award — presented by the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association’s Southwest District — goes to players who have been involved with the district. Michael has been both a player and referee. The application process includes an essay.
Michael is one of 4 winners this year. Another awardee — Sarah Frassetto of St. Joseph High School — is the daughter of Don Frassetto ’78. Interestingly, he is a former Staples teammate of Michael’s father Stuart. She will attend Fairfield University this fall — and be a teammate of Alli Walsh, whose brother Connor is currently a Wrecker varsity keeper.
The Staples soccer connections run broad and deep.