After serving as an interim assistant coach a year ago, former College of Staten Island women’s soccer standout Samantha Wysokowski has been officially named the school’s assistant coach effective immediately, it was announced today.  A former four-year CUNYAC All-Star, Wysokowski served her first-ever assistant coach tour on the college level a year ago, helping Head Coach Giuseppe Pennetti land his second CUNYAC title in as many years.

“It’s always a wonderful opportunity to have a returning player come aboard our staff,” said Pennetti.  “Samantha has experienced the highs and lows of the program and understands the commitment level needed to have fun and succeed.  We are looking forward to her continued development as a collegiate coach and her dedication towards helping the program continue to grow and succeed.”  

A coach at the club level with the St. Charles school (ages 4-14), and the varsity bowling coach at Saint Joseph Hill Academy, Wysokowski was a goal-scoring dynamo for the Dolphins from 2011-15, posting 71 career goals to go with 22 assists.  She was named the CUNYAC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 2011, ironically as the team’s primary goalkeeper during that freshman season.  In 2015, she tallied the game-winner in a 2-1 overtime win over Lehman, good for CSI’s first tournament win since that freshman campaign.

A scholar-athlete during her career, Wysokowski will lend a sharp eye to academic progress for the team, as well as practice supervision and enhanced recruiting efforts.

The Dolphins finished 12-5-2 a year ago, making their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.