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National Team Experience: Took part in the U.S. U-16 and U-18 National Team training camps in 2015 and 2016.

High School: Ranked 105th in the TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 150 … Named the 21st-best defender in the country … All-State, All-Region and All-Conference star at James River High School … As a team captain her junior year, was tabbed JRHS MVP, Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-State, along with First Team All-Region and All-Conference … Named Richmond First Team All-Metro as well … Helped lead her team to the regional semifinals … Earned First Team All-Conference honors her sophomore season after leading her squad to the regional quarterfinals … Broke onto the scene her freshman year by garnering Second Team All-Conference honors and leading JRHS to the regional quarterfinals … Named the Virginia Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete of the Year … Lettered in basketball all four years at JRHS as a point guard and shooting guard … Member of the National Honor Society … Selected into the Center for Leadership & International Relations at JRHS all four years … Four-time member of the Distinguished Dean’s List and four-time recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence … Member of the World Language Honor Society since ninth grade … Earned the Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award her 11th grade year … Three-year member of Mu Alpha Theta and two-year member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Club: Played for Richmond Kickers (2013-14), Richmond United ECNL (2014-18) and Richmond Strikers WPSL (summers of 2016-18) … Three-time ECNL Soccer National Team Training Camp invitee (2015-17) … Won four state tournaments and were State Cup Finalists with the Kickers … 2014-15 ECNL Mid-Atlantic Division Best 11 selection … Tabbed Potomac Soccer Wire Best 11 Players that year as well … Named ECNL Soccer National Team Training Camp Best 11 in 2017.

Personal: Born Emily Ann Crocco on Jan. 15, 2000 in Pittsburgh, Pa. … Daughter of Ann and Gary Crocco of Midlothian, Va. … Has two sisters, Abbey (20) and Grace (10), and one brother, Jackson (15) … Her father played football (1984-86) and baseball (1986-88) at William & Mary … Her uncles Dave Wiley (1984-88) and Steve Wiley (1989-93) also played football at William & Mary … Her aunts, Jennifer (Volgenau) Wiley (1986-90) and Sofia (Cedergren) Wiley (1988-92) played soccer at William & Mary … Volunteered in Special Olympics programs/camps throughout middle and high school and participated each year in Little Feet Meet (Special Olympics Field Day for kids) … For her senior Capstone Project, helped create Unified Basketball, a program which brings together kids with and without disabilities and teaches them basketball, teamwork and the importance of friendship … Participated in the annual Relay for Life all four years of high school … Frequent volunteer in youth soccer and basketball camps.

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