(2012): Pappalardo showed versatility in her first season, playing a freshman-high
1,541 minutes. In 19 games, including 16 starts, Pappalardo took 16 shots,
ranking second among freshmen. Her two assists came in back-to-back victories
against Cincinnati (2-1) and Wyoming (2-0). She played a season-high 110
minutes in the Pac-12 opener at Oregon (0-0).
is the 97th best player in the nation according to TopDrawerSoccer.com
and ranks in the top 150 of the ESPNHS list of best high school soccer recruits
for 2012. She was the only freshman on the varsity squad at Maine South High
School. She earned Central Suburban League Rookie of the Year honors from the
Pioneer Press and won the Niles North Regional Championship in her one year as
a Hawk. That season she was also invited to the ID2 Regional Camp in Dallas.
Pappalardo played for seven years with Chicago's Eclipse Select club team,
ranked the No. 2 girls' soccer club in the country from 2009-2011 by Soccer
America. She served as co-captain with fellow Buffalo Carly Manso for the last
three years. Eclipse Select won the Elite Club National League national
championship in 2011. Her senior year she was also selected for the U-18 ECNL
All-Event team at the Sanford Event. In the U-16 race in 2010, the team won the
regional championship and became a national finalist. The team reached the
finals in the U-15 and U-17 state cups and took the U-19 state title in 2012.
In June 2012, the Eclipse Select team went 2-2 in the national tournament,
finishing in 11th place. Pappalardo was invited to the ID2 National Camp as a
junior and selected for the U-16 ECNL All-Event team at the Disney Soccer
Showcase. She also was the starting point guard as a sophomore at Maine South.
In the 2009-10 season, the Hawks won the CSL and Chicago-Area Class 4A Illinois
High School Association Regional championships.
THE CLASSROOM: Pappalardo
is currently an open option major at Colorado. She is interested in Italian and
She was born on February 13,
1994 to Tom and Linda Pappalardo. Her nickname is Liv. She has one older
sister, Mia, who attends the University of Iowa. She enjoys playing basketball,
hanging out with friends and baking. She has family members who live in Greece
and would love to one day live in Europe as well. She was a member of her high
school's Italian club and earned high honors in Italian three years in a row.