Deedee SanguinettiAssistant Coach
Alma Mater: Pepperdine, '06
Office Phone: 321-5656
Diana ‘Deedee’ Sanguinetti joins the Newberry Women’s Soccer program after experiencing five years of collegiate coaching.
Sanguinetti comes to Newberry from the University of San Diego, where she helped the Toreros win their first West Coast Conference title and aided USD in a run to the round of 16 in the 2011 Women’s College Cup.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at USD, Sanguinetti was a member of the staff at Kansas Wesleyan University where KWU one multiple conference titles and reached the round of 16 in the NAIA national tournament. Sanguinetti previously served as a volunteer assistant at Cal State-Northridge and as an athlete recruiter for Nike’s Velocity Sports Performance program.
Before reaching the coaching ranks, Sanguinetti wrapped up her playing career as a member of the Pepperdine women’s soccer team. At Pepperdine, Sanguinetti started as a center defender on one of the top ranked defenses in the country. As a junior the Argentine national team scouted Sanguinetti, before she graduated from Pepperdine with a degree in Psychology and Child Education.
Sanguinetti joined the nationally ranked Waves after beginning her collegiate career at Long Beach State. As a freshman Sanguinetti was named first team All-Big West and despite battling injuries as a sophomore was named honorable mention All-Big West her second season.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Sanguinetti has played soccer since she was a youth. Her prestigious Yankee United Heat club team won seven Connecticut state championships and twice Sanguinetti was named MVP. Yankee United Heat won regional’s twice and once was the national champion.
After moving to California, Sanguinetti joined the Hart High School soccer team and also the Valley United Stars 83 club side. At Hart, Sanguinetti was a four-year varsity starter and team captain, while being named first team all-conference on three occasions and twice earning first team All-California Interscholastic Federation. In 1999 Hart HS won the California state title.
In the club ranks, Sanguinetti captained Valley United Stars 83, a club side that won two regional championships and 57 tournament championships. A one-time regional tournament MVP, Sanguinetti finished her time with Valley United Stars 83 with a team record of 413-48 with 315 team shutouts.
Sanguinetti is currently working on obtaining a Master’s degree in sports psychology.