SUSA FC will play its second season in the WPSL this spring. The defending Northeast Conference champions enjoyed a strong inaugural campaign finishing 7-1-0. Their season would come to an end after losing 1-0 to Cleveland Ambassadors in the WPSL East Regional final.
SleterFC has teamed with SUSA to offer profiles of players joining SUSA for the 2019 WPSL season. Next in the series is Claudia Cagnina.
Name: Claudia Cagnina
Position: Center Midfielder
Hometown/high school/year graduated: Lindenhurst/Lindenhurst High School/2015
Current school/university (or school graduated from): St. John’s University
Number of seasons at SUSA: One
When did you first start playing soccer?
I first started playing soccer when I was 5 years old.
What is your greatest memory of your soccer career?
Recently it was when I had 3 assists vs. Stony Brook this past season.
Who had the greatest influence on your playing career and why?
My parents and my two coaches I’ve had during my playing career. My parents were always supporting me. My two coaches, Nir Sveri and Ian Stone helped me become the player that I am today.
What do you love about playing soccer?
I love playing soccer because I have the most fun when a ball is at my feet. It’s the beautiful game!
Who/What is your favorite player/team?
My favorite player is Francesco Totti. I love the way he played and I aspire to play just like him. Also, my favorite soccer team is AS Roma in Serie A.
Do you have aspirations of playing professionally?
Yes, I do aspire to play professionally! Working on it, so we shall see… Hopefully soon!
When you’re not playing soccer, you’re doing…?
When I’m not playing soccer, I am either with my friends or at the beach.