Sarah Volkomer is the most decorated goalkeeper in the unparalleled history of Glen Rock High School Girls Soccer. She was named (HM) to the Record’s All-Decade team and was one of two goalies in the United States selected for the National Coaches’ of America/Adidas All-American team.
Sarah was a three-year starting goalkeeper who helped Glen Rock win two Group 1, State Co-Championships and three consecutive Group 1, State Sectional Championships. In Sarah’s sophomore year, she anchored the 2002 State Co-Champion team’s defense while Hall of Famers Leah Jerome and Kim Mineo led that team’s offense. The team had a 23-2-1 record that included 16 shutouts. Sarah was named to the First Team, All North Jersey Group 1 and Second Team, All Bergen County. In Sarah’s junior year, after the graduation of Leah and Kim, the 2003 team repeated as Group 1, State Co-Champions with a 19-1-2 record that included shutouts in 21 of those 22 games. Having allowed only 2 goals all season, the Record said that it was “perhaps the greatest defensive season in North Jersey history.” Sarah was named to the Third Team, All State (All Groups) and Second Team, All Bergen County. In her senior year, the 2004 team won the North 1 Sectional Championship Game after Sarah stopped multiple penalty kicks; they were subsequently narrowly defeated in the North Jersey final by a score of 1-0. That team had an overall 17-3-2 record that included 15 shutouts. Sarah was named to the First Team, All State (All Groups) and First Team, All Bergen County.
Sarah played basketball as a freshman then switched to winter track where she was a three-year member of the 4×800 indoor relay team that won the Bergen County Small School Championship. “Slick” was also an outstanding shortstop for the Softball Team throughout high school, leading the team in batting average as a junior and receiving All-League honors in both her junior and senior years. Upon graduation, Sarah was named Glen Rock High School’s 2005 Senior Athlete of the Year.
Sarah attended and was the starting goalkeeper at Rutgers University and then at Rowan University. At Rowan, she was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and the All Region Keeper of the Year. She was seventh in the NCAA in goals against average and led her team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament.
After graduating from Rowan, Sarah played semi-professional soccer with the New Jersey Valkyries. She is currently a personal trainer at Force Performance and is the Girls Soccer Assistant Varsity Coach and Goal Keeper Coach at Ridgewood High School.