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Paloma Swankler ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Norwin High School
  • Women's Soccer
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Paloma Swankler's Women's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Beadling Soccer Club PA
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Personal Statement

College is an enormous decision. I want to make sure that the school I attend is one that can equally match my passion for soccer and academics. The ideal program will consistently push me to become a better player, while supporting my academic goals. I am very academically and athletically driven, thus I am willing to go the extra distance to exceed expectations. 

I am mainly an offensive player, but if there is a need for a defensive player, I am willing to do what is best for the team. My high school coach identified this as a characteristic she respected in me.  I am decisive, unselfish with the ball, and have speed to push forward or drop back to defend,  These traits may be why I was the only freshman able to secure consistent playing time among many talented upperclassmen, on the defending state champion team. During the year I had 6 goals, 3 assists and was the only freshman to letter. Through sophomore season, I secured a starting position, scoring 13 goals and having almost as many assists.  I helped lead our team to a first round bid in the state playoffs.

I am interested in majoring kinesiology or exercise science in order to pursue a career in occupational therapy.  I am using my time in high school to prepare for college by taking advantage of challenging courses while still balancing athletics and social activities. These are skills I am working on now, so that I will be able to take on the demands of playing soccer while earning a degree.

When I was in 5th grade, I set my goal to play soccer at the collegiate level.  I have the drive and determination to succeed. I will make my goal a reality.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #34
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #34
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2020 Beadling Soccer Club PA (US Youth Soccer National League Great Lakes Conference)
  • 2018 Allegheny Force Football Club (US Youth Soccer National League Great Lakes Conference)
  • Notes: 2018 Jefferson Cup Champions

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Arne Thomas
  • Club Director
  • Joenal Castma
  • High School Head Coach
  • Lauren Karcher
  • Club Coach
  • Thomas Louisy

Additional Sports

  • Volleyball
  • 4 Years
  • Freshman Team



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Norwin High School
(724) 861-3005

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Algebra 2 (9th grade), Biology (9th grade), Communications 9 (9th grade), US and PA History (9th grade), Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry (10th grade), English 10 (10th grade), Chemistry (10th grade), Physics (11th grade)
AP Classes:
Yes. English 11 (11th grade)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Excellent Honor Roll every quarter
  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • Social Sciences Leadership Representative for Norwin High School
  • Award
    • Top 10% of class
  • Activity
    • Secretary of Bel Canto Women's select choir
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    • Student Council
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    • Race for Grace pediatric cancer event volunteer
  • Activity
    • St. Vincent dePaul foodbank volunteer
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    • Norwin Show Choir
  • Activity
    • Norwin Bel Canto Women's select choir
  • Activity
    • spring musical
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    • Spanish Club
  • Activity
    • Peer Mentor Buddy Club
  • Activity
    • work part time at Earl's Dairy Whip

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te
Goals 12 regular season, 1 playoff
Assists 9
Games Played 23
Record 20-3


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