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Rachel Vaccaro
Player Profile:
Rachel Vaccaro 897501
Position: Forward
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bloomingdale, N.J.
High School: Butler
Major: Athletic Training
Experience: 3 Letters

Four-year letterwinner at forward • played in 36 career games with 17 starts and tallied five goals and one assist.

Started in 17 of 18 games as a senior tied for the team lead with five goals and added one assist • second on the team in points (11) and shots (36)   scored a goal in each of UD's final three games and scored the game-winning goal in 1-0 win over James Madison • earned team's UD Sportsmanship Award • honor student who was named to Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll, was a  CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee, and was a member of the theNational College Athlete Honor Society.

Earned third letter as a junior • backup forward who appeared in eight games and started late-season contest vs. Hofstra • only shot of season came against William & Mary • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll

Saw action in four contests for the Blue Hens • contributed two shots, one on goal • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll • team went 9-8-1 and advanced to the CAA Tournament quarterfinals for head coach Scott Grzenda.

Appeared in six contests for the Blue Hens as a freshman • recorded two shots, including one shot on goal against Stony Brook on Sept. 26 • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll • team went 10-7-4 and advanced to CAA Tournament semifinals.

Four-year starter and letterwinner at Butler High School • played for Erin Morgese and Joe Duchensky • named first team All-Northern Hills Conference and third team All-Morris County in 2008 • earned first team All-Northern Hills Conference plaudits while also earning second team All-Morris County and first team All-Academic honors in 2009 • capped senior year with first team All-Northern Hills Conference honors, second team All-Morris County, first team All-Academic, and first team All Group 1 plaudits • also a standout track athlete, helping her school bring in multiple county, conference, and meet championships both indoors and outdoors • landed on the honor roll every marking period from 2007-11 • named to Principal’s Honor Roll second semester of 2009 • member of the Foreign Language Honor Society and National Honor Society.

Rachel Ann Vaccaro ("vuh-car-o") • daughter of Gene and Ann Vaccaro • born Apr. 29, 1993 • honor student as an athletic training major at Delaware with a minor in strength & conditioning • would like to become a physical therapist • has a twin brother, Anthony, and an older sister Christine • aunt Susan Small (Appelbaum) played softball at the University of Missouri Rolla, aunt Emily Rhoad (Appelbaum) played volleyball at Central Missouri State University and cousin Drew Appelbaum ran cross country and track at Case Western University • began playing soccer when she was five years old • lists twin brother Anthony as biggest influence in soccer for helping her with tricks and skills and motivating her to keep her touch on the ball.


Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots
2014 18/17 5 1 11 36
2013 8/0 0 0
0 1
2012 4/0 0 0 0 2
2011 6/0 0 0 0 2
 TOTALS 36/17 5 1
11 41

Shots: 4 vs. Towson (10/17/14)
Points: 2 vs. five teams in 2014
Assists: 1 vs. Northeastern (10/24/14)
Goals: 1 vs. five teams in 2014

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