BUCKHANNON – Olivia Peduzzi, a 2015 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan and a stand-out soccer player for head coach Patrick Holguin, has made the United States Armed Forces women's soccer team.
The team is made up of all the military branches.
The Armed Forces Women's Soccer Team is currently preparing for the CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) World Women's Soccer Cup in Rennes, France at the of this month.
Peduzzi is a currently a nurse with the United States Navy.
Peduzzi was a forward on the Lady Bobcat team.
During her senior year, she helped the squad to a 13-5-3 record an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Tournament.
"Olivia was a fantastic role model for all of our younger student athletes," remarked Holguin. "She excelled in the classroom and excelled on the field. She was a fantastic leader and all the work she put in has paid off with this opportunity to play for the Armed forces team. She is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached. She is extremely disciplined and will be an asset for this new team.
"I am, and always have been, extremely proud of Olivia because of her mature approach to all that she commits to. We will all be watching."