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2009-10 Men's Soccer
Francesco DiStefano
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Francesco DiStefano
Francesco DiStefano

POS.M
HT.5-7
WT.145
YR.So.
HOMETOWNKissimmee, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLOsceola HS

At A Glance
Graduates among the leaders in 11 statistical categories … ranks third all-time in points (30) and goals (9), while second in total assists (12) and game-winning goals (4) … finished his collegiate career fifth all-time in matches played (66) and sixth in matches start (57), clocking 4859 minutes on the pitch.

As A Senior (2011)
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Competed in all 20 matches, making 18 starts at midfield … helped the Green and Blue to a 12-6-2 overall record and secured back-to-back A-Sun regular season titles with a 7-1 league mark … finished the season with nine points on two goals and five assists, which rank 10th in the A-Sun … scored the game-winning goal in the 4-0 shutout of Rhode Island (Sept. 8) … also provided the decisive tally in the 1-0 shutout of Saint Louis (Sept. 18) at the USF Tournament … followed with an assist on the game-winner in the 2-1 road victory over then-No. 8 UCF (Sept. 24) … added an assist in the 3-1 defeat of Belmont (Oct. 23) … provided a two assist effort in the 4-1 win at North Florida (Oct. 30) in the A-Sun regular season finale … supplied the assist on the game-winning header which sent the top-seeded Eagles past sixth-seeded ETSU (Nov. 13), 1-0, in the A-Sun Championship finale and into the NCAA Championship tournament in the program’s first year of postseason eligibility.

As A Junior (2010)
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Participated in 17 contests while starting 12 on the year … finished the year with one point on one assist … … recorded his first point on an assist in the 2-0 defeat of Belmont (Oct. 3) … led FGCU to an overall record of 13-3-2 and a perfect 9-0 A-Sun record, outscoring league opposition 26-2 … instrumental in securing FGCU’s first A-Sun conference regular season championship … part of a defensive effort that recorded a program-best nine shutouts on the year, which ranked first in the conference … helped the Eagles to their first national ranking, landing as high as No. 19 and ending the year No. 20 according to Soccer America … helped the squad to a program-best eight-game winning streak that included a stretch of four-consecutive shutouts over A-Sun foes … established new program bests with nine shutouts and 13 victories.

As A Sophomore (2009)
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Appeared in 14 games while starting 13 in 2009 ... finished the season with one goal, three assists and five shots on goal ... scored only goal of season with two shots on goal in a 3-0 defeat of North Florida (Oct. 2) ... recorded an assist against the College of Charleston (Sept.13) at the Diadora/Spinx Tournament ... tallied two assists in a 2-1 victory over Lipscomb (Oct. 11) … registered a shot in the defeat of Campbell (Oct. 24), ending the Camels’ 18-game conference unbeaten streak with the 4-0 win (Oct. 24) ... helped guide the team to first winning-season in program history, holding an 8-7-1 record and a 6-3-0 conference record.

As A Freshman (2008)
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Named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshmen team ... appeared in 15 contests while starting 14 games … finished with 15 points on six goals, three assists and 10 shots on goal ... set new FGCU single season records for points per game (1.00) and goals per game (0.40) … made collegiate debut at Ohio State and netted his first collegiate goal (Aug. 30) ... recorded an assist and a shot on goal in a 3-1 defeat of Fairfield (Sept. 21) ... second goal of the season came in the 3-2 loss at Campbell (Oct. 4) … tallied two goals and an assist in the 7-1 victory over North Florida (Oct. 17) ... registered the game-winning goal in both the 3-0 win over East Tennessee State (Oct. 31) and in the 2-0 victory over Florida Atlantic (Nov. 8) to finish the season.

High School
Four-year varsity letter-winner … named All-Conference first team three times in addition to being named Osceola County Player of the Year as a senior with 30 goals and 25 assists … earned team MVP as a junior and a senior, and represented Osceola in the FHSAA State All-Star Game ... named an Elite 11 Pro Prospect by the Orlando Sharks ... member of the Florida State ODP team and the Region III Pool ... played club ball for the Central Florida United.

Personal
Born June 17, 1990 … sport management major … son of Carlos DiStefano and Maria Roman.