Mike Desiderio

#14 Mike Desiderio

MF | Sr. | 5-11 | 175 | Media, Pa. | Penncrest HS

2015 (Junior)

  • Named to the Academic All-MAC Team
  • Played in 17  matches with nine starts
  • Scored two goals with three assists while notching 11 shots, five on goal
  • Posted an assist in WVU’s Mid-American Conference Championship matchup at No. 4 Akron
  • Scored a goal at Princeton on Oct. 20, two games after notching an assist against Penn State on Oct. 13
  • In WVU’s win against San Francisco on Aug. 30, scored a goal and recorded an assist

2014 (Sophomore)

  • Named to the Academic All-MAC Team
  • Earned Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Second Team honors
  • Played in 18 games, making 16 starts at midfield
  • Scored two goals and added four assists for eight points
  • Picked up one assist in each of the final three games against Buffalo (11/1), Western Michigan (11/8) and Bowling Green (11/14)
  • Netted the game-winning goal at Penn (10/28)
  • Picked up first assist of the season at Northern Illinois (10/11)
  • Scored first career goal in victory against Virginia Tech (9/4)

2013 (Freshman)

  • Started the final 10 matches of the season, playing in a total of 17 games
  • Took 18 shots, including six shots on goal
  • Had a season-high four shots against High Point (10/15)
  • Took two shots on goal against High Point (10/15) and Buffalo (11/1)

High School

  • Played for coach Alan Mezger with FC Delco Academy
  • Joined club in 2009 and served as a captain on the U17/18 squad
  • Played in 22 games with 18 starts and six goals in 2012-13
  • Member of the 2009 Manchester United Premier Cup team
  • Also a member of the Philadelphia Union Academy
  • Played for coach Paul Norris at Penncrest High as a freshman and a sophomore
  • Named 2010 All-Delco Honorable Mention
  • Three-star recruit according to TopDrawerSoccer


  • Son of Dan and Davies Desiderio
  • Has two brothers
  • Birthday is Jan. 25
  • Father played rugby at Penn State
  • Grandfather, Walt Bahr, is legendary soccer player/manager who was a captain of the U.S. National Team and played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup when the U.S. defeated England 1-0
  • Majoring in management
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
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Inside the 18: Episode 9

By Greg Shock | October 21, 2014

This week's Inside the 18 highlights the family roots of junior Kelsie Maloney and sophomore Mike Desiderio, presented by Northside Automotive.