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Grand Island soccer star heads to Florida State

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Dec 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-22 17:59:30-05

Grand Island Senior Madisyn Pezzino has known where she would play college soccer for years, but on Thursday it all became official, when she signed her national letter of intent to play collegiately at Florida State University. 

"I looked at a lot of schools and the one thing that stuck out to me with Florida State was that their competition there is at such a high level," Pezzino said. "They're so serious about what they do with sports and that really stood out to me, and that's what kind of program I want to be put into, so I'm really excited for it."

Pezzino has started for the Grand Island Girl's Varsity team for the past six years -- and during her time as a Viking she's set some pretty incredible records: 

Grand Island Single Season Scoring Record - 73 goals, 17 assists, 163 points (2016)

Grand Island Career Scoring Record - 251 goals, 57 assists, 559 points 

New York State single season scoring record - 73 goals (2016)

New York State career scoring record - 251 goals

Career overall record: 89-17-12

Pezzino, a former 7 ABC Super 7 Athlete of the Week, graduated from Grand Island early,allowing her to start the spring semester at Florida State and get a head start on both school and soccer. 

"One of my goals is definitely to be on the U.S. Women's National Team, make a great impact at Florida State and just and have an amazing career."