Newsday Features Emma Soccodato '19 Playing in 2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup

Aug 10 2017

Article by Newsday’s Kenny DeJohn
Soccodato sisters live out dream playing for Italy in Women’s Lacrosse World Cup

For sisters Cate and Emma Soccodato, a promise is a promise.

And although the pact they made with their father 10 years ago may have seemed impossible at the time, determination and a little luck made it a reality.

Ten years ago, the Soccodato sisters wanted nothing more than to play for Italy in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. Big fans of the sport, the Soccodatos wanted to represent their roots and make their family proud. But there was a problem: Italy didn’t have a team.


“Ever since we were younger, we were always taught to be proud of our heritage and what our ancestors had done for our family,” said Emma, a junior at Kellenberg. “We wanted to grow the game of lacrosse in Italy.”

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