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Leah Scarpelli signs with Sporting Club de Portugal


Cedar Stars Academy is proud to announce former player Leah Scarpelli has agreed professional terms with legendary Portuguese club Sporting Club de Portugal.


Leah spent 2-3 of her formative years at CSA Monmouth where she progressed through the ranks being named into USWN Youth Team ID camps and teams. She would go on to play 3 years of college soccer at Florida Gulf Course University where she exploded and racked up titles and accolades.

Guidance and passion

Alongside the various academies Leah spent time at, her passion for the game was molded at home where her father was an absolute positive influence on her career and consequent path. Her dad, Craig Scarpelli was a former goal keeper in the NASL in the 80s, the top flight of soccer in the US at the time.


He would spend hours with her every day helping her mold that passion and love for the game as well as guiding her to be the best she could be.

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Sporting Club de Portugal (Sporting Lisbon) is a Portuguese professional soccer club based in Lisbon. The team plays in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football in both the men's and women's divisions. Sporting is also the club where Cristiano Ronaldo started his career. 
"I'm very excited. I've never been to Portugal, it's going to be a different culture for me, but I've met the team and it's an excellent group. I'm looking forward to working with them"

College Career


Playing mainly as a defender Leah is comfortable moving forward into the attack, in her last season at FGCU she scored 5 goals and got 6 assists in 19 games before being voted "Defensive Player of the Year" in the ASUN conference.


She leaves college with her head held high after a stellar career where she copped:
United Soccer Coaches - Scholar-All American

United Soccer Coaches - Scholar-All Region

United Soccer Coaches - NCAA Div I All-South Region

College Sport Communicators - Academic All District

College Soccer News - Third Team All American

See Leah's story below...

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