For those who follow women in high level sports, the name Deanne Rose is synonymous with soccer. Well known amongst her peers as an explosive and powerful player in any position, one of Deanne’s biggest dreams came true at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. After scoring the game-opening goal against Brazil, she became the youngest goal-scorer in Olympic Women’s Soccer history - helping her team win their second Olympic bronze medal.
Deanne has been playing soccer since the age of four, and her list of accomplishments in the sport is long. Most notably, she was one of six players to be nominated for the BMO Canadian Player of the Year (Canada Soccer Women's U-17 Program). After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, she decided to attend the University of Florida to study sociology, and joined the varsity soccer team in 2017. She was also named on the roster and participated in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Now in her senior year at the University of Florida, Deanne’s passion for the sport of soccer continues. Most recently, she was selected 10th overall in the first round draft of the National Women’s Soccer League by the North Carolina Courage and has 11 goals and 53 international appearances with the Canadian National Team. She was also named to the Canadian training camp for the SheBelieves Cup - a happy reunion for Deanne and her Canadian teammates, who hadn’t seen each other in 11 long months.
Aside from her decorated soccer career, Deanne continues to work towards her goal of being a sports psychologist.