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Jeremy Vuolo

School

Syracuse University

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Business
GAA
1.56
W-L-T
1-10-5

Classroom

Jeremy Vuolo graduated from Hartwick College in May 2010 in business administration, concluding his undergraduate studies with a 3.3 GPA. As a supplement to his classroom work, Vuolo and his group unveiled a business plan for a simulated company at the 2008 Hartwick Community of Scholars Showcase and won the event’s “Best of Show” award. At Syracuse, Vuolo is enrolled in the MBA program in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Ultimately, he intends to enter the ministry as either a pastor or a missionary at the conclusion of his soccer career.

Character

Vuolo’s stated mission is to “inspire, lead and encourage the people around me to use their talents and abilities to make a positive impact on their communities.” To help achieve this mission, he founded and became president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes subdivision at Hartwick College. In two years the membership grew from a group of eight to more than 30. On the field, Vuolo served as Hartwick’s team captain in 2009 and was presented with the college’s Harry Mosher Memorial Award for “personifying, courage, desire, humility and unselfish devotion” to the team. Vuolo also served as a representative on Hartwick’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board and was honored with the school’s 2010 NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Award for “outstanding leadership” as a member of that organization.

Community

While at Hartwick, Vuolo organized the first annual “Hartwick Hill Race” to benefit the Family Resource Network, an organization that provides financial assistance to families with special needs children. The event raised more than $3,500 for the organization. In December of 2009 Vuolo organized “Operation Christmas Child,” for which he and the FCA collected more than 140 boxes of toys, food, clothes, soccer ball and cleats to send to underprivileged kids in foreign countries. During the spring of 2010, Vuolo and the FCA raised more than $300 for a Haitian orphanage. Vuolo’s other community service activities included creating an experiential program for local middle school students to educate them on different cultures. In a two-week span, Hartwick players from five different countries as well as a handful of different states in America visited the classrooms and explained their cultural background and customs as well as answered questions.

Competition

In his final year at Hartwick, Vuolo was named Mid-American Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and team MVP. Vuolo notched seven shutouts and posted a 0.84 goals against average.