Defender Carmelina Moscato made her Olympic Games debut for Canada in London and was a member of the bronze medal winning women’s team.
At just 16 years of age, Moscato made her Canadian U-20 national team debut in 2001. She went on to capture a silver medal at the 2002 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship, playing all six matches and helping Canada reach the final before losing to the United States.
Moscato was a member of two FIFA Women’s World Cup teams (in 2003 and 2011).
At age 23, she accepted an assistant coaching job at the University of Louisville, but after two years she realized her playing days were not over, and rejoined the national team in 2009.
She won a W-League title in 2004 with the Vancouver Whitecaps and made a return to the club in 2009.
Her university playing days ended with four Big Ten titles and two appearances in the NCAA Final Four with Penn State University. She’s also played professionally for clubs in Italy and Sweden.