Deanna Persico Lands Athletic Scholarship at Fairleigh Dickinson University

deannaPersico signing2015(March 17, 2015) Aurora, ON - The Aurora Youth Soccer Club is pleased to announce that 1996 Girls standout-goalkeeper Deanna Persico has signed a National Letter-of-Intent with Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), a NCAA Division I school in Teaneck, New Jersey.

"As soon as I got on campus, it just felt right," said Deanna about the FDU program. "The school is in a great location, the soccer facilities are really nice, and the academic programs that are being offered are a perfect fit for me to study in chemistry."

Deanna started her soccer career with the AYSC at the age of four and entered the competitive stream at eight years old with the Stingers. She played most of her competitive years with the Aurora Youth Soccer Club, with brief stints at the Vaughan Soccer Club and the North Mississauga Soccer Club. She has played in several college showcase tournaments such as Disney Showcase, Orange Classic, CASL and Umbro.

Deanna will play under FDU Head Coach Eric Teepe and will be one of only two keepers on the roster, so the opportunity to play as a freshman is quite attainable. FDU posted an overall record of 14-5-1 and a 6-1-1 record, playing in the Northeastern Conference.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 13:00