Vanessa DiBernardo

BirthdayMay 15, 1992
Hometown Naperville, IL


INTERNATIONAL: Member of the US U-23 player pool…2015: Called up to U-23 USWNT to play in La Magna tournament in Spain and started in one match… 2013: Earned seven caps and starts with the U-23 USWNT… Had one goal and three assists… Was called up to the full U.S. squad to replace the injured Megan Rapinoe in a friendly against Mexico… 2012: Member of the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship team that earned a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan… Played in all 5 games in the qualifying tournament, starting in two and totaling 246 minutes… Scored 2 goals in the qualifying tournament, one each against Cuba and Panama, and added one assist. 2012 U.S. Soccer Young Athlete of the Year Finalist.

PROFESSIONAL: 2014: Drafted by Chicago in the first round of the NWSL College Draft… Made 23 appearances and 19 stars… Scored one goal and assisted on 3… Took 25 shots with 11 on goal…

COLLEGE: 2013: Top Drawer Soccer Second-Team Best XI… MAC Hermann Trophy candidate… Helped the Illini reach the Sweet Sixteen, marking the team’s best finish during her four-year career… Ranked second on the squad with 7 goals in 15 games (despite missing 7 games due to a knee injury and one due to her USWNT call-up)… Recorded a career-high seven assists and set a school record with 22 career assists…Finished her career ranked third in school history with 43 goals… 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 (October 8 & 29)… Led the team in points, goals and shots… MAC Hermann Trophy candidate.