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Vanessa Alessi
Vanessa  Alessi


Medford, N.J.

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Before Loyola: Attended Shawnee High School in Medford Township, New Jersey, where she was a four-year starter on the girls’ soccer team… Started her career as a midfielder in 2013-2014 and transitioned to center back for her final two seasons, helping the Renegades post 14 shutouts in 2015 and 11 the following season… Finished her career with 13 goals and five assists… Named All-Burlington County in 2016… Shawnee advanced to the South Jersey Group 4 finals in 2013 and 2014, and the Renegades won the title in 2015 when they also advanced to the New Jersey Group 4 semifinals…Played club soccer for PDA South Impact from 2009-2014 and YMS Premier Xplosion from 2014-2017… The Xplosion were ranked No. 1 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and coached by John Greaves, the 2016 National US Youth Soccer Coach of the Year… Helped the Xplosion win the Pennsylvania title in 2016 and the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship… Was a member of the New Jersey State ODP form 2013-2015 and was an ODP Region 1 Pool Final Selection in 2014-2015… Selected for the ODP Region 1 Italian trip in 2014.

Personal: Daughter of Cathy and Mike Alessi… Has one sister, Adrianna… Member of the National Honor Society at Shawnee and earned honor roll recognition all four years of high school… Earned Shawnee’s Sportsmanship Award in 2016… Member of Shawnee’s Executive Council from 2013-2017.





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