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#3 - Luisa Desario
2012-13 Women's Soccer
POS.
MF/F
HT.
5-4
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Bartlett, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Bartlett
Luisa Desario

Team captain ... enters 2012 fifth in school history with 157 career shot attempts ... tied for sixth at Valpo with 14 career goals ... tied for seventh all-time with 35 career points ...  tied for eighth with five career match-winning goals.

2011: Played in all 19 matches for Valpo as a junior, making 18 starts ... a Second Team All-Horizon League selection ... ranked second on the team with five goals and 12 points ... tallied a three-point match with a goal and an assist in the victory over IPFW on Aug. 21 ... scored the match-winning goal at Loyola (Chicago) on Sept. 28 ... also had markers against Bowling Green (Sept. 18), Wright State (Oct. 23), and versus Butler (Nov. 1) in the Horizon League Tournament ... drew an assist at Eastern Illinois on Sept. 11 ... led Valpo with 50 shot attempts on the year, including 24 on goal ... shot total ranked fifth in the Horizon League.

2010: Appeared in all 18 matches for the Brown and Gold, starting 17 contests ... finished second on the team with three goals and eight points ... shared the team lead with two assists ... tallied match-winning goals at UMKC (Aug. 21) in the season opener and at IPFW (Sept. 3) ... also added a goal against Eastern Michigan (Sept. 10) ... drew assists against UMKC as well on the match-winner against Eastern Illinois (Aug. 27) ... finished the year with a team-high 46 shot attempts, tied for fourth in the Horizon League ... 15 of the shots were on frame ... fired a career-high nine shots at Evansville on Aug. 29.

2009: Saw action in all 21 matches as a rookie, drawing 19 starting assignments ... a First Team All-Horizon League selection ... named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... earned Horizon League Player of the Week honors on Sept. 7 after scoring first two collegiate goals in a 3-2 victory over Ball State (Sept. 3) at the Boilermaker Challenge Cup ... six goals on the season ranked third on the team as did the 15 points ... tallied match-winning goals against Detroit (Oct. 11) and Cleveland State (Oct. 18) ... registered first collegiate assist against Cleveland State for a three-point match ... led Valpo with 61 shot attempts on the season, tied for fourth most in school history for a single season ... 20 of 61 shot attempts were on goal ... fired a season-high seven shots in collegiate debut Aug. 21 at Morehead State as well as against Green Bay (Nov. 1) in the Horizon League quarterfinals ... had at least one shot attempt in 19 of the 21 contests.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Hawks ... set school single-season records with 31 goals and 19 assists as a senior ... finished prep career with 51 total goals ... earned All-Upstate Eight Conference honors as a senior after earning Honorable Mention accolades in 2008 ... selected to both the All-Area and All-Sectional Teams in 2009 ... a two-time team captain.

Personal:  Luisa is the daughter of Nick and Nicki Desario ... major is nursing ... born Sept. 17, 1990.