Daniella Maria Gatto

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Soccer
April 28, 2006

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About Athlete

My name is Daniella Gatto and I play for Toronto High Park Football Club U17 (graduating in 2024). My team is playing in the Ontario Soccer League and on the OPDL level. I am currently enrolled in the Advanced Placement Program at Bishop Allen Academy Catholic High School. I am very interested in becoming a student-athlete and have already selected the business program as my area of study to attend law school in the near future.

GPA

3.93 (overall grades from 9 to 11)
Midterm grade 12 first semester average: 95%
Advanced Placement Program Student

SAT Total Score
TBD. Will be taken in the near future.
TOEFL Total Score
N/A
ACT Score
N/A
Teams

2023: ALLIANCE LEAGUE 1 RESERVE
2023: U18 TORONTO HIGH PARK
2021: TORONTO HIGH PARK U17- PROVINCIAL LEAGUE (OPDL)
2020: TORONTO HIGH PARK U15- PROVINCIAL LEAGUE (OPDL)
2019: LM PREMIER ACADEMY- ACADEMY LEAGUE (OASL)
2018: ISLINGTON RANGERS- DISTRICT LEAGUE (TSA)

Championships

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM CAPTAIN 2018-2020
2022 OFSAA FINALIST
2022 TDCSB OUTDOOR SOCCER CHAMPIONS
VOTED MVP DURING SEVERAL SEASON GAMES WITHIN OUR TEAM
WON BRONZE IN PROVINCIALS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEAM (OFSAA 2023)
2023 TDCAA INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE HIGHSCHOOL CHAMPIONS
BARCELONA COSTA DURADA CUP TOP 10 GOALSCORER 2023
BRONZE IN AN INTERNATIONAL BARCELONA TOURNAMENT 2023
WON BRACKET IN UMBRO SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT 2023 (UNDEFEATED)
2023 TDCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONS

AWARDED CAPTAIN FOR SEVERAL GAMES IN VARSITY OUTDOOR SOCCER 2023

U18 TORONTO HIGH PARK CAPTAIN

 

Additional sporting info

Highschool School:

- Indoor Soccer
- Outdoor Soccer
- Curling
- Project Lily Club (Owner)
- Health and Wellness Club
- Math Club
- Photography Club
- Year Book Club
- Leadership Club
- Ministry Youth Club
- Athletic Club
- Smiles for Citizens Club
- Debate Club
- 50+ hours Coaching Soccer
- 100+ hours of Volunteer/ Community Involvement
- 200+ hours Lifeguarding

Middle School Sports-

- Basketball Captain
- Volleyball Captain
- Track and Field (100m, City Finalist in 200m, City Finalist in High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put, Relay)
- Flag Football
- Cross Country (City Finalist)
- Swim Team (City Finalist)

Extra Curricular in Past-

- Triathlons
- Synchronized Swimming
- Track and Field
- Ball Hockey
- Volleyball
- Alter Serving

Personal Best

N/A

What makes you different?

I am a left-footed forward player who usually plays left-wing or attacking midfield. I take advantage of my speed when beating players and am not afraid to use my aggressiveness and hunger to benefit my team. I have excelled at taking touches to take the player one vs. one, through balls that are appropriately weighted, aerial control, being first to the ball and ready to win the ball back for my team. My best asset is my composure on the ball and game IQ to create successful plays and chances for my team. Another very important mental attribute you can expect from my playing style is coachability and discipline. Every day and every chance I get on the field is taken as a possibility to level up my play and become a better teammate, I always take any feedback as an opportunity to increase the dimensions of my player profile. Furthermore, my risk assessment, dribbling skills, and most importantly, a love to compete in soccer, are some of the many qualities that I have strengthened over the years. I have built a reputation as a hard worker, a relentless competitor, and a player with a high degree of athleticism, and that's what makes me stand out as a player. I will always give everything I have to my team and to the sport that I love. Those are some attributes I can bring to your team to ensure your team reaches its full potential for success.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I have always been deeply passionate about soccer, and my love for the sport goes beyond the thrill of scoring goals or the camaraderie of being part of a team. Soccer, for me, is a therapeutic escape from the complexities of life. It's a sanctuary where the rhythm of the game, the sound of the ball hitting the back of the net, and the adrenaline rush on the field provide me with a sense of solace and serenity like nothing else. The moment I step onto the pitch, all my worries and anxieties fade away, replaced by a pure and exhilarating focus on the game. It's this profound connection with soccer that fuels my desire to become a college athlete. I want to continue immersing myself in the sport that has been my refuge, and I aspire to share my passion and dedication with a college team, where I can not only grow as a player but also inspire others to find their own therapeutic escape in the beautiful game. The desire to become a college athlete burns within me because I know there is still so much more to learn, achieve, and contribute to the sport I love. College athletics offers a platform for me to continue developing my skills, pushing my limits, and competing at a higher level. Furthermore, I want to be a college athlete not just to prolong my soccer career, but to prove to myself that I can rise to the challenge and make a meaningful impact on a collegiate team. I'm committed to dedicating myself to the sport and to being a part of a community that shares my ambition. Soccer is more than just a sport to me; it's a lifeline, a family, and a culture, and I want to pursue it at the collegiate level to keep that flame burning bright.

College Goals?

My main goal is to receive a scholarship for a Division One soccer team in America. It has been a major objective since I started playing at a more competitive program (OPDL) and was introduced to the idea of taking my love for the sport to the next level. In addition, I take my education very seriously and therefore, am very gravitated towards getting into a highly regarded business program to set me up for future success and a high GPA.

Anything else we should know?

If you wish to learn more about myself, the essence of my journey and my commitment to continuous improvement, I recommend exploring my social media channels. My social media platforms showcase an array of videos, demonstrating my creation of diverse training drills, and tailored workout plans for my growth, and provide real-time updates on my accomplishments, all geared towards enhancing my athletic performance and taking my game to the next level.

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Education

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Highschool Student

2024
Bishop Allen

I am in the Advanced Placement Speciality Program at Bishop Allen Academy High School and have written a few Advanced Placement University Exams. Additionally, I have fast-tracked some courses in my grade 11 year.

Portfolio

Awards

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Most Athletic Female

2020
Graduating Award
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Merit Award

2020
Graduating Award
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Honor Roll Status

2020- 2024 Consecutively
Highschool Award
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Most Improved Player Award

2022
Varsity Highschool Award
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Most Improved Player

2022
Soccer Team Award
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Most Valuable Player Award

2021
Junior Highschool Soccer