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New Canaan Soccer Star Commits to UConn

NEW CANAAN, Conn.  – New Canaan High School soccer star Jon-Luke Ferrandino will join the storied men's soccer program at the University of Connecticut in the fall.

Ferrandino scored 40 goals and delivered 29 assists during his career at New Canaan, which won the Class L state championship in 2010. The midfielder scored 18 goals and collected five assists as a senior to earn all-state honors. He is also a two-time all-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference selection.

Ferrandino also played for the New Jersey Soccer Academy under the guidance of Tab Ramos, a U.S. soccer Hall of Fame member and the current Under-20 national team coach. He helped his team win the New Jersey state championship, two national 3 vs. 3 finals, and the U.S.  Region I championship finals. Prior to his time in New Jersey, Jon-Luke played for the Stamford Hurricanes, leading his team to the Connecticut State Cup finals; the Somers (N.Y.) Lasers, winning the Eastern New York State Cup championship, and Eastern FC, as a member of its US. Club Soccer national championship team.

He also has experience with several teams in Italy, and was part of the Connecticut Olympic Development Program. He scored a goal in the team’s win over Bermuda. He was also selected into U.S. Youth Soccer’s Region I Olympic development player pool.

Ferrandino plans to major in sports management at UConn and pursue his soccer coaching licensing.

“I was fortunate to have several options but, in the end, UConn stands out," Ferrandino said. "Academically, it’s one of the top public universities in the country and it offers a major in sports management. It’s soccer team has won three national championships and 18 Big East titles.

"I know it will be a challenge to earn a starting position but I’m willing to put in the time and effort to give myself a shot.”

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