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#12 Andrea Velasco
  • Freshman-HS
  • Midfielder/Forward
  • 5-4
  • West Windsor, N.J. (West Windsor-Plainsboro)

Did not play in 1999 due to a MCL sprain of the right knee.

High School: 1998 Parade All-American...1997 and '98 Gatorade Player of the Year for New Jersey...1996, '97 and '98 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Umbro All-America selection...Named to Soccer America's Top 25 Recruits list...1996, '97 and '98 Player of the Year selection by The Trentonian and The Times...1997 NSCAA/Umbro Player of the Year for New Jersey...Two-time Player of the Year by The Star Ledger...Three-time all-state first-team selection by the Associated Press, N.J. Soccer Coaches Athletic Association (NJSCAA) and The Star Ledger...Appeared on the NJSCAA all-state team four times...West Windsor-Plainsboro High School won the county championship each year of her prep career and reached the state championship match in 1995...Coached by Christine Miller at West Windsor-Plainsboro H.S.

Club: Member of the U.S. under-18 National Team...Traveled to Denmark and Germany in March 1999 with U-18 National Team...Played in Youth Women's International Tournament in February, 1999 with U-18 National Team...1998 JAGS Tournament MVP...Member of the Counties United club team and coached by Sam Nellins...Five-time member of the Region I ODP team...Counties United won the N.J. State Cup title in 1996 & '98.

Personal: Born March 4, 1981 in Englewood, N.J...Daughter of Robert and Elaine Diee...Four-sport letterwinner as a prep...1999 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School...Member of the Interact Club (community service) and a volunteer at the Special Olympics...Also considered Penn State, Virginia, Georgia and Clemson before choosing Florida.

Major: Interior Design.

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