RFH Soccer Player Schuyler DeBree Announced as Winner of the 2013 John Cobb Girls Senior Excellence Award

November 20th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — November 19, 2013


RFH Soccer Player Schuyler DeBree Announced as Winner

of the 2013 John Cobb Girls Senior Excellence Award

RFH senior midfielder Schuyler DeBree recently received the 2013 John Cobb Senior Girls Excellence Award from the Shore Soccer Officials Association.

Rumson — The Shore Soccer Officials Association has announced that Schuyler DeBree, a senior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the John Cobb Girls Senior Excellence Award.

The John Cobb Senior Excellence Awards have been presented annually since 1993 to one female and one male soccer player from Monmouth County.

Honorees are selected based on nominations from their coaches and are proven to embody the finest qualities of a scholar/athlete including demonstrated sportsmanship, playing ability, and scholastic achievement.

Schuyler received the award plaque at a ceremony held on Thursday, November 14 at Hemingway’s Cafe in Seaside Heights.

RFH Girls Soccer Coach and Physical Education Instructor Mary Beth Coleman, who nominated Schuyler for the award, lauded her leadership qualities and commitment to community service.

“Schuyler has been a role model from the minute she first stepped on to the soccer field for RFH,” said Coleman. “She has been an integral part of our success over the past four seasons, and I could not be more thrilled about her receiving this noteworthy award.”

A midfield starter on the girls’ varsity team since her freshman year at RFH, Schuyler has made significant contributions both on and off the soccer field.

Presently she volunteers at Special People United to Ride (SPUR) a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Monmouth County Parks System. SPUR allows individuals with disabilities to experience the therapeutic effects associated with horseback riding.

As the first female member of Fair Haven’s Future Firefighters program, Schuyler regularly attends practice drills, responds to calls, volunteers at the yearly Fireman’s Fair, and assists with other activities taking place at the firehouse.

Schuyler is also a Junior Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch, which provides assistance to families with loved ones receiving treatment at nearby Monmouth Medical Center.

In addition, she serves as an assistant coach for the Lil Dawgs U12 Girls Soccer Club in Rumson and is a referee at soccer games played by local eighth grade teams.

Schuyler is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She has also been named an AP Scholar for her outstanding college-level achievements through Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams.

As a result of Schuyler’s achievement, RFH has the honor of hosting the John Cobb Senior Girls Excellence Award Plaque this year. The plaque lists the names of all the female soccer players who have received this award.

Included among the names is that of RFH alum Colleen Rigby, who received the award in 2008 and was also nominated by Coach Coleman.

Schuyler has also been chosen to participate in the first All American Girls High School Soccer Game, slated for the weekend of December 7 through 8 in Cary, North Carolina.

Female players selected for this honor demonstrate good academic standing as well as the proven ability to make key contributions to the success of their high school teams.

In the spring of her sophomore year at RFH, Schuyler verbally committed to play soccer at Duke University in Durhan, North Carolina. She will sign her letter of intent in February 2014.



Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Public Relations

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885