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POSITION

Midfielder

HOMETOWN

Naperville, IL

COLLEGE

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

HEIGHT

5'4"

DATE OF BIRTH

5/15/1992

PREVIOUS CLUB

N/A

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Vanessa

DIBERNARDO

Vanessa DiBernardo, originally from Naperville, IL, joined the Red Stars in 2014 when she was drafted by the club in the first round of the NWSL Draft. DiBernardo has been a consistent presence since joining the team, including being the team captain for several years. On July 18, 2021, DiBernardo crossed the 10,000 minutes-played mark during the Red Stars’ game against the Washington Spirit. DiBernardo has experience in the U.S. Women’s National Team on the U-20 and U-23 teams, including the 2021 U-20 team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. In 2012 she was also named U.S. Soccer Young Athlete of the Year Finalist. DiBernardo attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was recently inducted into the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame.

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