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#00 - Joey DeRosa
2008-09 Men's Soccer
POS.
GK
YEAR
FR
HT.
5-10
WT.
160
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
Knoxville,Tenn./Knoxville Catholic HS
Joey DeRosa
High School: All-State (2007 and 2006) for Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) and Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA). …All-Region (2007 and 2006). …All-District (2007 and 2006). …Team captain (2007-2008). …Captain’s Award (2007). …Team MVP (2006). …Texas Roadhouse Player of the Week (July 2007). …Lettered three seasons in soccer. …Member of Tennessee State Finalist Team (2006). …High school team played in state tournament (2007, 2006, 2005). …Regional champions and District champions (2007).

Personal: Played for Knoxville Football Club Crush Arsenal U18 Team. …Club team won Tennessee State Championships in 2007, 2006 and 2002. …State finalists in 2005, 2003 and 2001. …Participated in Region III Premier League (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004). …Played in Region III Tournament in Arkansas (2006). …Semi-finalist in Oklahoma tournament (2007). …Disney Soccer Showcase Champions Bracket (2007) and Finalists (2006). …Also participated in Disney Soccer Showcase (2005, 2004 and 2003). …Sports highlights are winning the Tennessee State Championships in Division I club soccer in 2006 and 2007 and winning All-District honors by stopping three penalty kicks in a shootout in a high school game. ...Parents are Karen and Joe DeRosa. …One sister, Sophia (9). …Plans to major in Pre-Dentistry.

Why he chose Lipscomb: “It was a perfect fit for me because I wanted to have a smaller D-I environment in a big town.”