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Dianna Marinaro
Player Profile:
Dianna Marinaro 897503
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wading River, N.Y.
High School: Shoreham
Other College: South Florida
Experience: 3 Letters

At Delaware: Team captain as a senior • fourth-season at Delaware after transferring from University of South Florida • will be an impact starter again for the midfield and defensive units • has played in 59 games with 58 starts in her career and contributed a goal and six assists.

2012 Season: One of four Blue Hens to start in every contest • recorded first collegiate goal on Sept. 14 against Saint Joseph’s • contributed 25 shots including four on goal • named to Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 9-8-1 and advanced to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament quarterfinals for head coach Scott Grzenda.

2011 Season: Started all 21 contests as a sophomore • ranked second on the team with five assists, including the game-winning assist against UNC Wilmington on Oct. 28 • dished out two helpers vs. UNCW • took 25 shots on the season, including 11 on goal • team went 10-7-4 and advanced to CAA Tournament semifinals.

2010 Season: Played in all 19 games in her first season with the Blue Hens • made 18 starts • team went 8-10-1 • recorded game-winning assist in 1-0 win at Binghamton (Sept. 5) • posted six shots with two on goal • was on the field for all five shutouts.

At South Florida: Did not see game action while the Bulls went 9-8-3 overall, 5-4-2 in the Big East in 2009 • team advanced to first round of the Big East Tournament.

High School: Five-year starter under head coach Andrew Moschetti at Shoreham Wading River High School • ranked No. 92 by Top Drawer Soccer among female soccer players in the country for 2008 and 2009 • helped teams win three league championships in 2005-07 • scored 74 career goals while adding 40 assists • team captain in 2007-08 • named all-league each year • named all-county in 2005-08 • Section XI Most Valuable Player in 2005 • League VI Player of the Year in 2006 and 2008 • three-time first team All-State in 2006-08 • played club soccer for Albertson Fury 90 coached by Paul Riley • helped lead Fury to four consecutive New York State Cup championships • helped team to No. 3 national club ranking in 2008 and 2009 • selected into Olympic Development Program in grades seven through 12 • participated in Thanksgiving Inter-regional event in Coral Springs Florida 2006-07, in Christmas Inter-regional event in Jackson, Miss. in 2008, and in Adidas ESP soccer camp in Pomona, Calif. in 2007 • played for Under-16 Regional team at the Rotterdam Invitational in Holland in 2007 • played both center midfield and outside back against Scotland, Russia, Holland, and England where she scored her first international goal • played for Under-19 USA Olympic Reserve Team at Kuban Spring in Krymsk, Russia in 2008 • started all five games, helping USA win bronze medal • played in international competition against teams from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine • All-Academic League selection in 2008 • honor roll student • National Honor Society.

Personal: Dianna "Di" Marie Marinaro  (“mar-in-are-oh”) • daughter of John and Jill Marinaro • born May 10, 1991 • honor student as a health and physical education major at Delaware • father is a Battalion Chief with the New York City Fire Department • older sister, Julianne, played soccer at Iona College from 2005-2009 • worked as a camp counselor and at a fruit stand during the summer • studied abroad in Australia with former teammate Taylor Thompson in January, 2012.

Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP/S Goals Assists Points Shots
2012 18/18 1 0 2 25
2011 21/21 0 5 5 25
2010 19/18 0 1 1 6
Totals 58/57 1 6 8 56
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