2012: Started and played in 20 matches ... Scored 10 goals ... provided one assist ... earned 21 points ... took 57 shots, 24 on goal ... starting forward in WAC Semifinal match at Utah State (11/2) ... scored two goals on eight shots, five on which were on frame in start against Louisiana Tech (11/1) ... fired four shots, one on frame in start versus Denver (10/28) ... attempted five shots, one on goal in start, win versus New Mexico State (10/26) ... took two shots, one on frame in start at Louisiana Tech (10/19) ... fired two shots, one on frame in start at San Jose State (10/14) ... scored eighth goal of the year on three attempts in start versus Utah State (10/12) ... scored three goals on three shots on frame in start, win versus Idaho (10/7) assisted Escalera's goal in start, win at Texas State (9/30) ... scored fourth goal of the year on two shots in start at UTSA (9/28) ... scored third goal of the season on five total shots in start, win versus Utah Valley (9/23) ... fired four shots, one on goal in start at Portland (9/21) ... put one shot on target in start at forward at #21 Oregon State (9/16) ... registered two shots in start at Oregon (9/14) ... named GoSeattleU.com's Student Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 3-9 ... scored one goal on four shots, two on target in start, overtime win at Gonzaga (9/9) ... took three shots, one on goal, and scored game-winning goal in start versus Portland State (9/2) ... fired four shots in start at forward versus Eastern Washington (8/26) ... earned start at forward at San Diego State (8/24) ... took two shots in start versus St. Mary's (8/19) ... took three shots in start versus Washington, co-leading the team (8/17)
2011: Started all 19 matches this year ... scored four times, and added four assists ... took 36 shots, 15 on goal ... took one shot on goal in start in midfield at Loyola Marymount (11/5) ... tallied two assists and took four shots of her own, two on target, in 5-0 victory at Eastern Washington (10/30) ... took four shots, one on frame in overtime victory versus Montana (10/28) ... took one shot in start at midfielder at Texas (10/23) ... attempted a shot in start, 3-1 at CSU Bakersfield (10/14) ... tallied two shots in start at midfielder versus Hawaii (10/9) ... fired a season-high seven shots with two of them on target in start in midfield versus Boise State (10/2) ... earned start at midfielder versus Gonzaga (9/30) ... tallied three shots, one on frame, in start versus San Francisco (9/23) ... scored on her one shot in start, 3-1 win against San Diego State (9/18) ... tallied one shot in start at UNLV (9/16) ... assisted Ava Ames' game-winner and added three shots, one on target in start at Portland State (9/11) ... scored third goal of the year on only shot in start against Cal Poly (9/9) ... took three shots, one on target in start at Washington (9/4) ... started and scored clinching goal in upset over then-No. 8 Portland (9/2) ... had a pair of shots in start at Washington State (8/28) ... made third start of season at midfielder in shutout win at Idaho (8/26) ... started at midfield at UC Davis, contributing to a clean sheet (8/21) ... only freshman to start ... started in the midfield at Sacramento State, scoring one goal on two shots on frame.
BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Brighton High School … four-year varsity letterwinner and three-year starter … team captain senior year … helped lead the Bengals to an undefeated record and state championship in 2010 … BHS was ranked No. 13 in the nation in ESPN Fab Fifty national poll in 2010 … scored 27 goals senior season, setting a school record … team reached the quarterfinals at the state tournament in 2009, were state championship finalists in 2008 and semifinalists in 2007 … the 2010-11 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year … named an ESPN Rise Utah All-Star in 2011 … named Most Valuable Player by both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Desert News in 2010 … awarded MVP by her team in 2009 and 2010 … named Outstanding Offensive player in 2010 … was team’s Most Valuable Offensive player in 2008 … two-time first team all-state in 2009 and 2010 … three-time first team all-region from 2008-10 … was second team all-state in 2008 … was the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Trimester for Brighton in both 2009 and 2010 … finished her prep career with 58 goals and 40 assists … also recorded 30 career gamewinning goals.
CLUB/NATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played for Sparta Premier from 2001-11 … helped lead team to championships at the Utah State Cup (2010), the Region IV USYSA Tournament (2010) and the San Diego Surf Cup (2010) … were finalists in multiple other tournaments … led Utah Premier League in goals scored in both 2006 and 2008 … served as team captain for several seasons … was a five-year member of the Utah State Olympic Development Team from 2005-10.
PERSONAL: Full name is Stephanie Ann Verdoia, born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 2, 1993 … is the youngest daughter of Carol and Ken Verdoia … has one older sister, Mandy … pursuing a degree in political science and a career in law … enjoys traveling, reading and photography.