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Luca Mellor
Luca  Mellor


Huddersfield, England

High School:
Salendine Nook

Last College:
University of Pittsburgh

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170



Joins the Wildcats after playing his freshman season at the University of Pittsburgh ... Brings experience and leadership to Villanova.


Started 16 games at the University of Pittsburgh in 2016, scoring three goals to lead the squad ... Was a member of Manchester United's Academy since the age of six before signing with Bradford City AFC at 10 years old ... At the age of 15, assisted the U18 Bradford City team win the Youth Alliance North East League and won the Youth Alliance North Cup before earning a runner-up finish in the Youth Alliance National Final ... A year later, claimed the Youth Alliance North East League title again and made it to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup ... In his final year at Bradford, was a captain of the U18 squad and played multiple games for the U21 team, serving as a captain on various occasions.

Tom Carlin: "Luca brings even more experience and maturity to our team. He played at extremely high levels while in England and in his first year of college soccer, so he will be used to the demands of the Big East and our non-conference schedule. He is a leader and can play along the backline or deep in midfield. He's a smart, honest player and is calm and composed on the ball with great passing range. "