Jianna Baroni played soccer during all her four years at Auburn High School, and she made a big impact. On October 29th, she was recognized for scoring 100 goals for Auburn, and the season wasn’t over for the school’s record holder. Whether serving as a player, captain, mentor or friend, Jianna is the type of person every coach would like to have. In the fall, the girls soccer coaches at UNH will experience all she has to offer.
On Wednesday, Baroni signed her national letter of intent to play at the University of New Hampshire, and the package will certainly make paying for college a lot easier. In the interim, she will continue to play for the FC Stars of Massachusetts where she excelled on the field.
Her mother, Michelle, said Jianna really like the coach at UNH and she fell in love with the Durham campus. An AHS honor student, Baroni plans to major in Kinesiology: Sports Studies with an eye towards graduate work in physical therapy. Michelle and her husband Ray are obviously proud or their daughter, and they know it’s Jianna’s drive and attitude that often set her apart.
Athletic college scholarships are always impressive, but signing with a Division 1 school like UNH is most impressive. Way to go Jianna.