Christina DiMartino

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Tina DiMartino
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Personal information
Full name Christina DiMartino
Date of birth (1986-11-06) November 6, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Long Island, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Albertson Express
2005–2008 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Long Island Fury
2009 FC Gold Pride 18 (0)
2010 Saint Louis Athletica 6 (0)
2010–2011 Philadelphia Independence 34 (6)
National team
2006 United States U-20 19 (1)
2007–2008 United States U-23 9 (2)
2008– United States 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:40, August 19, 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:40, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Christina "Tina" DiMartino (born November 6, 1986), is an American professional soccer midfielder. She previously played for the Philadelphia Independence of the WPS and was a member of the United States women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Long Island, New York to Daniel and Patrice DiMartino, Christina attended Massapequa High School in Massapequa, New York where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner and two-time Nassau County Player of the Year. DiMartino was a two-time Parade Magazine High School All-American in 2004 and 2005. In 2004, she was named NSCAA/adidas National High School Player of the Year, NSCAA/adidas High School All-American, and Gatorade State Player of the Year for New York. She was ranked as the number 12 overall recruit in the country and sixth best forward by Student Sports Magazine and Soccer Buzz named her a Top-25 U.S. High School Recruit.[1]

DiMartino played for the Albertson Express and helped the club team capture four state championships. The team also won the WAGS Tournament and the Disney Cup in 2004.[1]

UCLA[edit]

During DiMartino's freshman year at UCLA, she was the only freshman to start in all twenty-six matches for the Bruins, scoring five goals and assisting on five.[1]

Praised for her creativity on the field,[2] DiMartino became one of the nation's top attacking midfielders in women's college soccer, helping the Bruins to four consecutive College Cups throughout her career.

DiMartino was a semifinalist for the prestigious Hermann Trophy in 2007, and was a finalist for the trophy in 2008.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Gold Pride[edit]

DiMartino was selected third overall in the 2009 WPS Draft, going to FC Gold Pride.[4] In her first season with the club, she started 18 games and recorded one assist.

Los Angeles Sol[edit]

In January 2010, DiMartino was traded to the Los Angeles Sol.[5]

St. Louis Athletica[edit]

After the Sol ceased operations on January 28, 2010; in the ensuing dispersal draft for the players, DiMartino was selected by Saint Louis Athletica.[6] On May 27, 2010, the Athletica folded in the middle of the 2010 WPS season due to financial problems, making all Athletica players free agents on June 1.[7]

Philadelphia Independence[edit]

DiMartino was then signed by the Philadelphia Independence, joining younger sister Gina DiMartino on the squad coached by the sisters' former youth team coach, Paul Riley.[8]

FC Kansas City[edit]

DiMartino was selected in the fifth round (38th overall) of the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft by FC Kansas City for the inaugural season of the NWSL but did not play for the team during the league's inaugural season.[9][10]

International[edit]

DiMartino was a member of the fourth-place United States U-20 women's national soccer team that competed in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia, alongside UCLA teammates Danesha Adams, Lauren Cheney, Erin Hardy, and Valerie Henderson. After 2006, she also saw time in the United States U-23 women's national soccer team player pool. Her first appearance for the senior team was during the Four Nations Tournament in January 2008, appearing in a match against Finland and assisting on Lauren Cheney's goal. DiMartino scored her first goal for the senior national team in March 2009 during the Algarve Cup, against Denmark.

DiMartino has also made appearances for the U-16, U-17, and U-19 teams.

International goals[edit]

Goal
Date
Location Opponent Lineup Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1
2009-03-04[11] Portugal Lagos  Denmark Start (Tarpley, 46) 35 unassisted 2–0 2–0 2009 Algarve Cup – group stage

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Total
Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists
Long Island Fury 2006 WPSL
2007
2008
Total
FC Gold Pride 2009 WPS 18 18 1530 0 1 18 18 1530 0 1
Total 18 18 1530 0 1 18 18 1530 0 1
Career Total 10 5 450 0 0 10 5 450 0 0

International career[edit]

Nation Year International Appearances
Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists
United States 2008 1 0 28 0 1
2009 4 1 119 1 0
Career Total 2 5 1 147 1 1

Personal[edit]

DiMartino has two younger sisters who have played at the youth national level: Gina DiMartino, a member of the United States U-20 women's national soccer team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile, and Vicki DiMartino, a member of the United States U-17 women's national soccer team that was runner-up at the inaugural 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand.[12]

References[edit]

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