Athletics: Soccer (fall), basketball (winter), softball (spring).
Statistics: A starter on the varsity soccer team since seventh grade,
Lisa Stoia has 64 goals and 56 assists in her career. She has been
All-County the past four years and was All-State last year. She is
following in the footsteps of her mother, Gail, who was a three-sport
athlete at Floyd, where she graduated in 1970. Stoia is the starting
point guard for the basketball team and plays shortstop in softball. She
has earned All-Conference and All-County honors in softball and also was
named All-League in basketball. Stoia was selected to the Eastern
Regional soccer team from the Olympic Development program.
Quotable: "Soccer is my life," said Stoia, who has had perfect school
attendance since kindergarten. "Ever since I was five, soccer has been a
big part of my life. Each day my love for sports grows, and it has
helped me to achieve my goals in all aspects of my life.
"When I was very young, I played with and, looked up, to my older
brothers, Cosmo, 22, and Richard, 21. They have always encouraged me and
helped me get to where I am, but I know I never could have gone as far
as I had without great teammates and coaches."
Academics: Stoia has an 85 grade-point average.
Interests: Hanging out with friends, going to the beach, watching
Next Competition: Floyd opens its girls basketball season against
Eastport at home at 4 p.m. Dec. 8.
From Her Coach: "Lisa is the ultimate team player," Floyd soccer coach
Janice Amman said. "She is a captain who leads by example and has
without a doubt elevated our program by making everyone around her
"She passes so well and is totally unselfish that she often opts to
set up her teammates instead of scoring herself. She is such an
exceptional person. She is a kid that comes along once in a lifetime."
Ambition: Stoia will attend West Virginia University next fall on a full
soccer scholarship. She is interested in pursuing both psychology and
elementary education and wants to work with children after college.