Angelo Panzetta

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Angelo Panzetta
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-06-24) June 24, 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Rochester, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1985–1988 Rochester Institute of Technology
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 53 (5)
1991–1994 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 115 (28)
Teams managed
1994–2000 Syracuse Orange (assistant)
2001– Allegheny College
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Angelo Panzetta is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League. He coaches the Allegheny College men’s soccer team.

Player[edit]

College[edit]

Panzetta attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was a three-time, First Team, NCAA Division III All American soccer player.[1][2][3] In 1988, the Tigers lost to UC San Diego in the final of the NCAA Men's Division III Soccer Championship. He graduated in 1989 with a degree in applied mathematics. In 1994, RIT inducted Panzetta into its Athletic Hall of Fame.[4]

Professional[edit]

In 1989, the Baltimore Blast selected Panzetta in the first round (eighth overall) of the Major Indoor Soccer League amateur draft. In January 1991, he suffered a season ending knee injury.[5] The Blast released him on October 9, 1991.[6] On October 19, 1991, Panzetta signed with the Harrisburg Heat of the National Professional Soccer League.[7] Panzetta played until 1994 and is a member of the Heat Hall of Fame.

Coach[edit]

On May 13, 1994, Syracuse University hired Panzetta as an assistant to its men’s soccer team. In 2001, he moved to Allegheny College as head coach.

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