CHICAGO – Lorenzo Savino, a sophomore transfer from Harper College in Palatine, Ill., recently signed a letter of intent to continue both his athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar men's soccer program. The Barrington, Ill., native played one season for head coach Jason Diebold with the Hawks. Savino, a forward and outside midfielder, led Harper College with five goals and four assists in 2011 and earned first team honors on the N4C All-Conference Team in his debut season as a collegiate student-athlete.
Savino is the son of Giovanni and Vincenza Savino of Barrington. He played prep soccer at Fremd High School in Palatine under head coach Steve Keller. SXU men's soccer coach Ed Vucinic is excited about the addition and the college playing experience that Savino already brings to the program.
"Lorenzo's decision to join us is another boost to our ability to attack, but maybe more importantly, I believe that his approach to the game fits in well with the culture of our program," said Vucinic. "He has proven he has the ability to put the ball in the goal during his time in high school and junior college. I'm pretty optimistic that trend will continue here because of his passion for the game, how hard he competes and his drive to succeed. Those are a few of the key qualities we look for and cultivate in student-athletes who represent Saint Xavier University."