SEC Community Service Team member Caroline Capocaccia
Nov. 16, 2011
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Lady Vol sophomore Caroline Capocaccia has been chosen as part of the 2011 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for soccer according to a release from the league office.
The Memphis, Tenn., native has been involved with numerous community service projects during her brief stint with the Big Orange soccer program, including making numerous trips to the Knoxville Children's Hospital to visit with kids and their families. The 5-7 defender spent time working at a Halloween Festival hosted by the Knoxville School for the Deaf and helped wrap and distribute toys as part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Toys for Tots program for underprivileged children. Capocaccia has helped host numerous soccer clinics, including the Knox Kicks Soccer Camp for refugee children living in the local Knoxville area. She has also worked annual food drives to benefit Knoxville's Second Harvest Food Bank.
On the field of play in 2011, Capocaccia played in the UT back line in a career-high 19 matches with 16 starts. She was a key contributor in helping Tennessee's defense permit the fourth-fewest goals in a single season in program history (21 goals) and register both a Lady Vol record five consecutive shutouts and a program-long opponent scoreless streak of 471:10.
Each SEC soccer program had a player represented as part of the 12-member squad as the league sponsors an annual Community Service Team for all 20 of its sponsored sports.