The 18-year-old was also very much focused on the academic aspect of the college process and felt that Merrimack offered the perfect balance between school work and soccer.
“Merrimack has the academic program that I am most interested in which helped with my decision,” Vecchiarello noted. “My goal has always been to play at the highest division that I am capable of at a school that I feel fits me best. Merrimack feels like the right fit overall with academics and soccer as well.”
Vecchiarello plans on majoring in health science to pursue personal training.
The Warriors went 11-8-1 last fall, including the program’s 28th consecutive appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament. Head coach Gabe Mejail started at the inception of the program in 1984, now in his 30th season at Merrimack and even recorded his 400th career win in 2010.
As a true scorer, Vecchiarello opens up many options for the Warriors with her speed and dribbling skills on the pitch. She’ll report to double sessions in mid August.