Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#3 - Luisa Desario
2011-12 Women's Soccer
POS.
MF/F
HT.
5-4
YR.
Jr.
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.

Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo