Providence Day School freshman Rachel Schleicher has been named a S'Hero of the Month.
She and Jessica Mendoza, the first female MLB analyst for ESPN on Sunday Night Baseball, were both named the S'Hero of the Month award recipients for October for individual and community leadership by the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).
S'Hero Awards is part of ECNL's Amazing Young Women campaign designed to showcase strong, successful women who embody the leadership ideals first learned and developed on the soccer fields of their youth. Through the awards, the ECNL shares stories, unifying women of all ages, and celebrates today's young women as they prepare to become tomorrow's leaders.
Rachel spent the summer in Haiti and Costa Rica on two separate service trips during which she performed a number of activities, including working with children with disabilities and performing community service. She considered both trips as life changing due to the assistance she gave while immersing herself in the culture of both countries.
“One of the biggest lessons I learned while in Haiti was the definition of a global citizen,” said Rachel. “I want to offer as much support as I can to those in need.”
While on her Costa Rican service trip, Rachel learned she was selected to represent the United States on the U14 Futsal National Team. Futsal is a modified version of soccer that is typically played indoors with five players on the field at a time.
Rachel tried out for the team in Charlotte, and was then invited to the national tryout, leading to her invitation to play in Costa Rica.
Excerpted from an ECNL news release.