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#16 Cari Roccaro

Position: Defender
Birthdate: July 18, 1994
Hometown: East Islip, NY
College: Notre Dame
Previous Club: Houston Dash
Height: 5'1

2018 | Signed with the club in April and played in two matches (two starts) for 172 minutes. She made her club debut in a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dash.

2017 | Played in 18 matches for 15,000 minutes.

2016 | Drafted 5th overall in the NWSL Draft by the Houston Dash


2014 | Served as co-captain of the U-20 National Team. 2012 | A member of the U-20 National Team that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup.  2009 | Made her first appearance for the U-20 National Team.


2015 | Led the Notre Dame defensive line, only allowing 11 goals during the course of her senior season. 2014 | Started 18 games. Averaged 1.56 shots per game. 2013 | Scored five goals and had two assists. Named All-ACC First Team. 2012 | Played 17 games and had six goals and an assist. Named Big East Rookie of the Year.

High School/Club

Rocarro graduated from East Islip High School in Islip Terrace, N.Y., playing for head coach Julie Susskind. She amassed 39 goals and 19 assists during her prep career, including 11 goals and four assists as a senior in 2011. Led East Islip to New York state semifinals in 2008, following Long Island and Suffolk County Class AA titles. Rocarro was a two-time NSCAA High School All-American (2010, 2011), a Parade All-American (2010) , an ESPNHS first-team All-American (2010), Gatorade New York High School Player of the Year (2011), NSCAA New York State Player of the Year (2011), a three-time all-state selection (2008, 2010, 2011), Long Island Player of the Year (2011), two-time Suffolk County High School Player of the Year (2010, 2011), three-time all-Suffolk County pick (2008, 2010, 2011), three-time Newsday Player To Watch (2009, 2010, 2011), a three-time all-conference selection (2008, 2010, 2011), and the Suffolk County Class AA Finals MVP (2008).