UMass Women's Soccer Adds Rosucci To Roster
Jan. 4, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass women's soccer head coach Ed Matz has announced the addition of forward-midfielder Martina Rosucci of Torino, Italy, to the roster. Rosucci, who has enjoyed an illustrious career in international soccer, captained the Under 19 Italian National Team and will be enrolling at UMass for the spring semester with a full four years of eligibility heading into the 2012 season.
"We are delighted to have Martina join our program," said Matz. "I saw her play last March for Italy in Spain. She has worked extremely hard on improving her English to help her acclimate more quickly both academically and on the soccer field. Martina will help us replace some of the offense we lose with the graduation of our top scorers Deanna Colarossi and Julie Morrissey and her versatility and experiences at both forward and midfield will make her a key asset to our program. I am thrilled we have her coming in to train and take classes for the spring semester."
Rosucci made her debut with Italy in a 1-0 victory over Norway as a 16-year-old and was the youngest player on the squad that captured the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in 2008.
Now a team captain of the U-20 Italy squad, Rosucci had 16 international caps with the U-19 team and two career goals after playing three and scoring once at the U-17 level. Last summer, she led Italy to the semifinals of the 2011 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship and was named one of UEFA.com's 10 Players To Watch after setting up both of Italy's goals in a 3-2 loss to Norway in the semis.
This summer, Rosucci and her Italian teammates will be taking part in the U-20 Women's World Cup, held in Japan.
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