DAddio Reaches Century Mark For Goals and Assists














Pope's D'Addio Reaches Century Mark For Goals and Assists
Sets All Time Pope John Paul II Soccer Scoring Record

Boca Raton, Fl, Brittany D'Addio, Girls Varsity Soccer Senior co-captain at Pope John Paul II High School became the only player in Pope John Paul II History to score both 100 career goals and assists when she scored her 100th assist last Friday vs S. Fl. Heat.  Earlier in the season D'Addio hit the century mark for career goals with her 100th vs Summit Christian. D'Addio ended the regular season on Friday with 118 goals and 102 assists, with post season District and Regional playoffs still ahead.  D'Addio is the only player in Pope John Paul II History to reach the coveted century mark for both Goals and Assists and holds the all time scoring record at Pope. "It's certainly been another nice season for Brittany, capping off a great High School career" said Scott Baker, PJP II Athletic Director and also Brittany's coach for her Team Boca club team. "We've had a long history of very talented players here at Pope, but none have reached the 100/100 mark so that speaks a lot about Brittany's ability" said Baker. 

Last season Brittany was selected Sun Sentinel All County First Team, Palm Beach Post Player of the Year, and the All-State Player of the Year, scoring 37 goals and 27 assists in one season. selected Brittany as their Class 3A Player of the Year "because it is so rare to find a high scoring midfielder who also has a ton of assists," as stated on their website.  "A great assist is lot more rewarding than a goal sometimes" said D'Addio.  "Even when I played at Unity Middle School or for my Team Boca team, I always love the feeling I get from a great pass for an assist" said D'Addio.  Brittany began her playing career at age 9 playing with the Delray Beach Recreation soccer program.  After catching the eye of Brian Dooley, the Florida Atlantic University Girls Soccer Coach and then Girls Director of Coaching for the Team Boca Soccer Club, Brittany left the Delray club at 10 years old to play for Dooley's more advanced and prestigious Team Boca club, where she has played since and now plays on their Under 18 Premier Team.  Brittany's Team Boca club team has made it to the Florida State Championship Finals three times and reached the Final Four twice over the past seven seasons.  D'Addio committed early in her Junior year to play college soccer next season at Flagler College in St. Augustine, where she plans to major in Special Education.  D'Addio has been working with handicapped children for several years at the Boca Raton based TOPS program (The Outreach Program - Soccer) where she first learned working with handicapped kids was her calling. "Watching them smile at me and get so happy to play just makes my day" said D'Addio.


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