Girls soccer: St. Joseph's Jess Schloth to be inducted into Hall

Jessica Schloth out of St. Joseph High in Trumbull will be among the Class of 2016 honored at the 14th annual Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, Jan. 22, as part of the All-State banquet at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.

The ceremonies will commence at 11:30 a.m. The cost per person is $45. Checks may be made out to the CGSCA. Checks should be mailed to Patrick Collet, 6 Penn Road, Manchester, CT 06042.

Also to be inducted by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association are players Christina Ferraris (Lewis Mills) and Sarah Steele (The Loomis Chaffee School) and coach William Pacelia (Rocky Hill).

Schloth, who grew up in Fairfield, played youth soccer for Yankee United and CFC programs. She played for St. Joseph High from 2007 to 2010, helping lead the team to two state championships and a first-ever FCIAC title.

In her playing career at St. Joe’s, she was named a two-time All-American, three-time All-New England, three-time All-State and first team All-FCIAC.

As a junior and senior, Schloth earned Coca Cola, ADIDAS, Gatorade and CJSA Coaches Connecticut Player of the Year titles. She was recognized as the most valuable player of the FCIAC Tournament in 2008 and the Class M state championship in 2007.

During her five year tenure on the U.S. Region 1 team, she was selected for the 2008 ESP National Soccer Camp and chosen to participate in the All-star game.

Schloth went on to play for coach Rudy Meredith and Todd Plourde at Yale University, where her teammates included Connecticut Hall of Fame member Kate MaCauley. She was selected as one of the top freshmen in the nation by, with her first career point an assist on the game-winning goal in an upset of Penn State.

Schloth graduated with a B.A. in Economics and currently works in New York City at Goldman Sachs on the Cross Asset Sales team.