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DiBernardo named to FIFA U20 World Cup team

Illini star one of 21 athletes selected
CHAMPAIGN - Illinois midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo was picked to represent Team USA at the FIFA U20 World Cup.  This year's tournament will be held in Miyagi, Kobe, Saitama, Hiroshima and Tokyo, Japan from Aug. 19 through Sept. 8.

Here's what USA Soccer had to say about DiBernardo's selection.

"She is the daughter of former U.S. Men's National Team player Angelo DiBernardo who represented the United States in the late 1970s and early 1980s and also played for the New York Cosmos. The flashy midfielder scored twice at CONCACAF qualifying while playing in all five games. She was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2010 and the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year in 2011 when she scored 17 goals."
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