Player Profiles

Mike                               Desiderio
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Media, Pa.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Sport: Men's Soccer
Position: MF


At West Virginia in 2013
  • Started final 10 matches of the season, playing in a total of 17 games
  • Took 18 shots, including six shots on goal
  • Had a season high four shots against High Point (10/15)
  • Took two shots on goal against High Point (10/15) and Buffalo (11/1)


  • Played for coach Alan Mezger with FC Delco Academy
  • Joined club in 2009 and served as a captain on the U17/18 squad
  • Played in 22 games with 18 starts and six goals in 2012-13
  • Member of the 2009 Manchester United Premier Cup team
  • Also a member of the Philadelphia Union Academy
  • Played for coach Paul Norris at Penncrest High as a freshman and a sophomore
  • Named 2010 All-Delco Honorable Mention
  • Three-star recruit according to TopDrawerSoccer


  • Son of Dan and Davies Desiderio
  • Has two brothers
  • Birthday is Jan. 25
  • Father played rugby at Penn State
  • Grandfather, Walt Bahr, is legendary soccer player/manager who was a captain of the U.S. National Team and played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup when the U.S. defeated England 1-0
  • Enrolled in pre-business and economics
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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