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Soccer midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo

A member of the Chicago Red Stars for her entire professional career, Vanessa DiBernardo has notched the team record for minutes played while setting her sights on a so-far elusive league championship. For Vanessa DiBernardo, the path to professional soccer involved honing her strong technical skills under the guidance of her father. The 30-year-old is a midfielder for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League. A native of Naperville, Illinois, she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which inducted her into its athletics hall of fame in 2020. Her father, Angelo DiBernardo, was a professional soccer …

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