Wake Forest University Standout was selected by Wave FC in NWSL Draft

San Diego Wave FC announced today that the club has signed midfielder Giovanna DeMarco ahead of the upcoming season. DeMarco signed a one-year deal with an option through the 2024 season.

 “Giovanna is a talented young player who will add depth to our roster following her collegiate career at Wake Forest. We were excited to select her in the NWSL Draft and watched her progress with the team during preseason, seeing first-hand her qualities and mindset.”

Casey Stoney, San Diego Wave FC Head Coach

DeMarco, 23, spent the last five seasons at Wake Forest University. A native from Gwynedd Valley, Penn., DeMarco appeared in 74 games (69 starts), tallying 11 goals and seven assists in her collegiate career. The midfielder was selected to the All-ACC Academic Team (2018, 2019 and 2021) and ACC All-Freshman Team (2018).

“I am so excited to have signed my first professional contract with the San Diego Wave. This is a dream come true, and I can’t wait to play in front of the best fans in the league at Snapdragon Stadium.”

Giovanna DeMarco, San Diego Wave FC Midfielder

Wave FC will open its 2023 campaign on Saturday, March 25, at Snapdragon Stadium. Scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. PT, the match against the Chicago Red Stars kicks off the Wave’s first full season at the all-new Snapdragon Stadium. Tickets to attend the Wave’s 2023 home debut are now available for purchase by clicking here.

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