Amanda DaCosta - Midfielder #5

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Katonah, N.Y.

Birth Date: Oct. 7, 1989

Height: 5-4

Previous Team: magicJack

With magicJack: Played with the South Florida based Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) club in 2011 ... Was the 17th overall selection in the 2011 WPS Draft.

International: A member of the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team ... Invited to participate in training camp with the U.S. U-23s in 2009 and twice in 2010 ... Competed with the U.S. U-20 team at the 2008 Cyprus Tournament ... Member of the U.S. U-17 team in 2006.

College: Played four years at Florida State University ... First-Team All-ACC selection (2010) ... NSCAA All-Southeast Region team (2010) ... NSCAA All-Southeast Region Second Team (2009) ... NSCAA and Soccer Buzz First Team All-American (2008) ... Scored 17 goals and tallied 24 assists in career ... Tied for first all-time with 10 game-winning assists ... Third in career assists (24).

Scholastic/Club: Played five years for both the ENY North ODP team as well as the Region 1 ODP team (2000-2005) ... New Jersey State Cup Champions (World Class, N.J. Arsenal) ... Played for Quickstrike FC (2007) ... Member of Soccer Plus Connecticut of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (2008) ... Played with the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues of the W-League (2009) ... five-year varsity soccer athlete at Somers High School ... Earned all-section and all-league honors four times, named league MVP twice.

Personal: Daughter of Rui and Adelaide DaCosta ... Majored in sports management ... Father was born in Mozambique, Africa and mother was born in Portugal.

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