Calistri Makes it Big at Northwestern

Former DHS soccer star continues his effort as leading scorer for the undefeated Wildcats.

When Joey Calistri was a four-year starter on the Deerfield High School boys’ soccer team, he became the most prolific scorer in Warrior history before signing a letter of intent to play for Northwestern University this year.

Calistri has started off with a bang. With four goals, he is the leading scorer for the Wildcats, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. He has become a primary player for Northwestern’s undefeated defending Big Ten champions. The squad is ranked 17th in the country.

Earlier: Video: Deerfield’s Calistri Proving To Be Unstoppable

While at Deerfield, he gave credit to his teammates. “We've got a great midfield," Calistri said a year ago on Patch. "I can only score if I get good balls and we're playing great, our whole team is. That's allowing me to play great, but we're all playing great. It's not just me."

Not that he is in college, Calistri has found extra pressure after his coach put him in a position to score. “There was a little added pressure," Calistri said in the Tribune story. "With that, I was able to push myself even more because I knew the responsibility I had. I wanted to prove to my teammates I was good enough to be on the field with them."

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