Vanessa DiBernardo

BirthdayMay 15, 1992
Hometown Naperville, IL


INTERNATIONAL: Member of the US U-23 player pool…Member of the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship team that earned a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan … Played in all five games in the qualifying tournament, starting in two, totaling 246 minutes … Scored two goals – one each against Cuba and Panama – and assisted one in the qualifying tournament.

COLLEGE: 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Second-Team Best XI … MAC Hermann Trophy Candidate (2013 & 2012)…  Helped the Illini reach the Sweet Sixteen, marking the team’s best finish during her four-year career … Ranked 2nd on the Illini with seven goals in 15 games (despite missing seven games due to a knee injury and one due to her WNT call-up) … Finished her career ranked third in school history with 43 goals … In 2013 recorded a career-high seven assists and set the school record with 22 career assists.NSCAA Third Team All-America … 2012 All-Big Ten First Team and Big Ten All-Tournament Team … Two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 8 & Oct. 29, 2012) … 2012 U.S. Soccer Young Athlete of the Year Finalist… Led the team in points, goals and shots.