Mary Castelanelli
Mary Castelanelli

Player Profile

Lodi, CA

High School:



U.S. National Team -- Helped the Under-21 U.S. National Team capture its seventh-straight Nordic Cup title in July of 2005 in Karlskoga, Sweden.

2005 (Jr.) -- Started 25 of 26 matches ... Third-team NSCAA/adidas All-Far-West Region selection ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... Member of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District-8 first-team ... Helped the Bruin defense record a single-season record 18 shutouts ... Started every match during the NCAA Tournament ... Ended the season with 11 points on three goals and five assists ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 14 Princeton at the University of Miami Classic ... Also scored goals in victories over UC Santa Barbara and Mississippi Valley State.

2004 (So.) -- Joined the team midseason due to training with the Under-19 U.S. National Team in preparation for the World Championships ... Started all 14 matches she appeared in ... Helped the UCLA defense post eight shutouts, including five in the NCAA Tournament ... Member of a defense that ranked 17th nationally in goals against average (0.66) ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 Academic selection.

2003 (Fr.) -- Appeared in 14 matches, starting eight ...Forced to sit out the last 11 matches of the season due to a back injury ...Helped the UCLA defense tie a school record with 15 shutouts ...Member of a Bruin defense ranked 10th in the country in shutout percentage (0.60) and 19th in goals against average (0.73) ...Ended the year with four points on four assists.

High School/Club -- Three-year letterwinner at Tokay High School in Lodi, Calif. ...Member of UCLA's No. 2 rated recruiting class according to Soccer America ...Ranked No. 16 nationally according to Soccer America's Top-25 Recruits for 2003 ...Earned Parade All-America honors in 2003 and NSCAA/adidas All-America honors in 2001 and 2002 ... Member of the U.S. Under-19 National Team ...Played with the U-19s at the Texas Shootout in 2003 ...Traveled to Germany in July of 2003, taking on U-19 teams from Germany and Holland ...Has also played with the U-16 National Team ...Traveled to France with the U-16s in the summer of 2002 ... Three-time all-league selection ...Did not play high school soccer her senior year ...Also participated on the cross-country team ... Twice earned all-league honors in cross-country ...Played club soccer for the Pleasanton Rage in 2002-03 ...Helped lead the Rage to the California State Cup title in her only season with the team.

Personal -- Full name is Mary Margaret Castelanelli ...Daughter of Larry and Louise Castelanelli ...Has two older brothers, L.J. and Marc ...Has three sisters, Christy, Alex and Darcie ...Enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding and surfing ...Born April 23, 1985 in Stockton, Calif.