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Vajda named soccer scholar athlete winner

Northampton’s Jackson Vajda and Jim Thorpe’s Sarah Hartman were recently named soccer scholar athlete winners.

Vajda is the son of Jason and Tammy Vajda and was a midfielder for the Kids.

He was named a 2023 USC All-American, Regional All-America team 2023, all-state 2023, EPC MVP 2023, first team EPC 2023, Regional All-American 2022, all-state 2022, first team EPC 2022, second team EPC 2021.

In his youth, he was a two-time national qualifier, was a second team All-ECNLUSYS Regional Champion, a member of the ODP regional team and the US Development Academy.

His extracurricular activities included: PE club, TOPSoccer volunteer, Bastidas Soccer Academy Coach/volunteer, Versillo Technical Training volunteer, BEA youth mentor, Miracle League “Buddy” and Special His Olympics Academic. Achievements are honors biology, chemistry, US history 2 & 3, geometry, pre-calculus and civics government with dual enrollment at NCC.

His AP class is statistics algebra 3 advanced, and he plans to major in economics at Lafayette College.

Northampton’s Arianna Heywood was among the girls nominated. She was a midfielder and defender for the Kids in her career.

She plans to major in occupational therapy in college, is a member of the National Honor Society and a distinguished honor roll member.

The Olympian’s Hartman was a forward, midfielder and defender in her career.

She plans to study biology.

Contributed photo Northampton's Jackson Vajda and Jim Thorpe's Sarah Hartman were recently named soccer scholar athlete winners.