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Head coach Erica Dambach welcomes five to Penn State women's soccer for 2016
Made her lone appearance of the year against Hofstra (8/20)...Against Hofstra, Valenti played the final 7:30 of the match to keep a 3-0 shutout victory intact (8/20).
Recorded appearances in two matches...Played the final 10:12 in her Nittany Lion debut against San Diego State (9/9)...Played the final 10:43 in net against Bucknell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/11)...Kept two Nittany Lion shutouts intact.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played high school soccer for Boyertown...Four-time Pac-10 first-team All-Conference honoree (2012-15)...2015 All-Southeast Pennsylvania All-State Team...2015 Regional All-American...Reading Eagle’s Tri-County Girls Soccer Player of the Year in 2015...Tallied 52 shutouts during her four-year career in net for Boyertown...Played club soccer for Berks Ajax...During her time with Berks Ajax, Valenti won numerous championships, including the 2015 Bloomberg U-17 Showcase, 2015 U-17 Mason-Dixon Cup, 2014 Horizon Indoor Cup and the 2014 FC Delco Players Cup - Premier Division.
Sarafina Rosemarie Valenti was born on August 8, 1998, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...Parents are Isabella & the late Thomas Valenti...Has four siblings, Isabella, Nicole, Angela and Marie...Security & risk analysis major...Name is pronounced Sara-V-Nah Va-lent-e.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“Penn State has one of the top engineering programs in the country. The women’s soccer program is second to none. My oldest sister graduated from Penn State as a bio-medical engineer and I have always loved coming here to visit her.”