Land O’ Lakes High School/University of South Florida product Sydny Nasello will soon live out her dream of playing professional soccer.
Nasello last month was selected 13th overall to the Portland Thorns in the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft.
With South Florida, the junior forward was named American Athletic Conference (AAC) Player of the Year for the second straight season after leading the conference in goals (11) and finishing second in assists (5).
At Land O’ Lakes, Nasello racked up 120 goals across a four-year varsity soccer career. Her senior year, she was named the 2018 Florida Dairy Farmers Class 3A Player of the Year, after posting 45 goals and 13 assists, guiding the Gators to the regional finals, a 23-3 record and undefeated district mark.