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Amy Greco

Player Profile
Hometown:
Media, Pa.

High School:
Penncrest

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
09/22/1988

Experience:
Senior

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On Greco: Aggressive defender who excels at either outside position ... Terrific playmaker who can be a scoring threat from a distance ... Serves a great driven ball and has a powerful shot ... Hard-nosed player with a good feel for the game.

Awards: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).

Career: Played in 53 games with 30 starts while seeing time at both outside back positions ... Villanova was 17-11-2 (.600) in her starts ... Scored two goals and had two assists for six points ... Notched one game-winning goal ... Took 20 shots (.100 shot percentage) and placed 13 shots on goal (.650 shot-on-goal percentage).

BIG EAST Regular Season: Played in 32 games with 18 starts ... Assisted on game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Seton Hall (2008) and also had an assist in a 3-0 win over DePaul (2008) ... Attempted 16 shots, including 11 shots on goal (.688 shot-on-goal percentage).

2010: Appeared in 13 games with five starts ... Played every minute of each of the last four games of the season, including a 2-0 win over DePaul on Senior Day in which Villanova posted one of its three shutouts on the season ... Took three shots, including two shots on goal; BIG EAST: Played in nine games and made all five of her starts in conference play ... Registered two shots on goal at Pittsburgh.

2009: Saw action in eight games with three starts ... Villanova was 5-2-1 (.688) in the games she played in and owned an 18-12 scoring margin ... Scored her first career game-winning goal in one of her three starts, blasting in the winning tally from 40 yards out in a 3-2 win at Charlotte ... The goal came just 25 seconds after the 49ers had tied the score for the second time in the second half.

2008: Played in all 19 games with 16 starts ... Team was 10-5-1 with a 1.28 goals-against average when she started compared with 1-2 and a 2.70 GAA when she came off the bench ... Helped a defense that permitted an average of just over six shots on goal per game ... Villanova posted seven shutouts for the season ... Scored first career goal against Loyola (Md.) ... Served a long free kick that led to a game-winning own goal with just over a minute remaining in a 3-2 win over Hofstra ... Registered assists against Seton Hall and DePaul ... Had 13 shots and eight shots on goal; BIG EAST: Started 10 of 11 games, during which the defense allowed 6.6 shots on goal per contest and a total of 12 goals.

2007: Saw action in 13 games with six starts during her freshman season ... Was used along the back line and helped lead a Villanova defense that outscored opponents 26-5 in the games that she played ... Played every minute of three consecutive games against St. Peter's, Lehigh and Temple early in the season; BIG EAST: Played in seven games with two starts ... Villanova posted shutouts in four of the seven games.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Plays for the Spirit United Gaels ... Team captain for a squad that was a 2006 state champion, Region 1 champion and national finalist ... Spirit United was ranked second in the country by nationalsoccerranking.com and soccerbuzz.com ... Member of EPYSA 88 in from 2001-03 and a 2002 Region 1 champion.

Penncrest High School: Two-time All-Central and All-Delco honoree, including first team All-Central selection in 2006 ... Named the Penncrest MVP as a senior ... Named her team's best defender as a junior and best midfielder as a sophomore ... Also won two letters as a member of the track team ... Became a Gold member of the Penncrest Renaissance Society for her scholastic achievements (making honor roll every marking period all four years) ... Recipient of the 2006 Youth in Philanthropy Award.

Personal: Born 9/22/88 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Second of three children of Jonathan and Diane Greco ... Siblings are Nate (27) and Casey (20) ... Has an uncle, Joe, who played football at Villanova from 1964-67 and was a defensive back ... A cousin, Jeff, also attended Villanova ... Played against Wildcat teammate Justine Wollner in high school ... Economics major ... Graduated in May, 2011 as a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... Chose Villanova for its excellent academic reputation and the traditional success of the soccer program.

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