Wilmington Standouts Tommy Quaranta and Victoria Vasapolli Named Wildcats’ Athletes of the Month for September
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - Newark, Del.
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Wilmington University Soccer player Tommy Quaranta (9) celebrates his goal against Caldwell College during the Homecoming game at the Wilmington University Sports Complex in Newark, Del. on Sept 28, 2013. © 2013 Wilmington University, All Rights Reserved. Photo by Mark Tetreault.Wilmington University womens soccer team member Victoria Vasapolli plays against Felician College during their NCAA Division II soccer match at the Wilmington University Athletics Complex in Newark, Delaware on September 14, 2013. © 2013 Wilmington University. All rights reservered. Photo by Mark Tetreault.
Wilmington University standout student-athletes Tommy Quaranta and Victoria Vasapolli have been named Wildcat Athletes of the Month for October after leading their respective teams on the soccer field during the first month of the 2013 season.
Quaranta, a senior forward on the men’s soccer team, has scored seven goals and added a pair of assists to sit in second place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with 16 points. Quaranta trails only teammate Elton Joe who has recorded 18 points so far on the year, but earns the nod for Student-Athlete of the Month after capturing three of his goals in one contest.
The Baltimore, Md. native recorded the program’s first hat trick since Sargbah Tarpeh conquered the feat in three separate matches during the 2009 season. His three goals came in the first 30 minute of the contest against Millersville on September 17. That game followed a contest in which he scored the lone goal against Bridgeport in a 1-0 victory three days prior. He also scored goals against Franklin Pierce, Concordia, and Caldwell. His goal against Caldwell proved to be the game-winner on Homecoming. He has three game-winners on the year.
Nine of his 16 points have come in three home games at the friendly confines of the WU Athletics Complex, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Quaranta is eighth in all NCAA Division II with his 16 points, while also sitting in ninth in the country with his seven goals.
Vasapolli, a junior forward on the women’s soccer team, has come on strong late in the month, as she has tallied four goals in her last four matches of September. She got her first five points of the season in one contest, scoring two goals and adding an assist over Concordia on September 21. She followed that up with the game-winner against Goldey-Beacom on September 25, and capped her month with the lone goal of a 1-1 tie against Caldwell on Homecoming.
The Burlington, N.J. native currently leads the team with nine points on the year while also collecting a team high 12 shots on goal. She is currently tied for third in the CACC in goals and fourth in points. She was named the CACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on September 23 after leading the Wildcats to their victory over Concordia.
One female and one male Wilmington University student-athlete will be chosen as Student-Athlete of the Month on the first of every month. Not only will on-field achievements be viewed upon for selection, but also work in the community and in the classroom will also be accounted for.