Rachel Deresky - Soccer - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#17 Rachel Deresky


Class Junior
Hometown Dunkirk, Md.
High School Northern


2023 CSC Academic All-District
2022 SEC Honor Roll
2021 SEC Honor Roll

As a Junior (2023):

  • Appeared in all 18 contests (all starts) and played over 1,100 minutes
  • Led team in goals (seven) and posted four assists to tally a team-high 18 points on the season
  • Registered seventh goal of season in draw against Florida (Oct. 22)
  • Tallied second multi-score game in 6-0 victory against Texas A&M (Oct. 5)
  • Scored a goal against Ole Miss in SEC home opener (Sept. 21)
  • Had first multi-goal game in victory against Middle Tennessee (Sept. 10) and registered an assist
  • Dished one assist in draw against No. 20 Northwestern (Sept. 3)
  • Scored first goal of season in shutout against Belmont (Aug. 27)
  • Registered two assists in season opener against Chattanooga (Aug. 17)

As a Sophomore (2022):

  • Appeared and started in 10 contests for the Dores before missing remainder of season due to injury
  • Totaled 13 points (tied for second-highest on team) from five goals and three assists
  • Recorded Dores’ first goal of the 2022 season at Evansville (Aug. 18)
  • Tallied game-winning goals in first two games of the season
  • Named SEC Forward of the Week (Aug. 22)
  • Collected four points off two assists and a goal against ETSU (Sept. 2)
  • Netted fourth goal on the season at MTSU (Sept. 11)
  • Scored game-winning goal vs. Kentucky (Sept. 22)

As a Freshman (2021):

  • Played in 18 of the Commodores’ 19 contests her rookie year, starting one
  • Made her collegiate debut in the team’s 1-0 win over Tennessee Tech (Aug. 19)
  • Recorded first collegiate goal against Middle Tennessee (Sept. 12)
  • Made her first start in draw with Florida (Sept. 17)
  • Tallied four points off a goal and two assists in her first season
  • Fired five shots on goal and 12 total for the black and gold

High School

  • Ranked as the nation’s No. 156 overall player and No. 51 forward by TopDrawerSoccer
  • Washington Post All-MET Player of the Year (2019)
  • Broke the league’s career scoring record as junior with 122 goals in three seasons
  • Back-to-back First Team All-State (2018, 2019)
  • Back-to-back 3A state champions, scoring four of the team’s five goals in the finals (2018, 2019)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-South Region (2019)
  • Set new league single-season scoring record with 49 goals (2019)
  • Top scorer in the D.C. metroplex two consecutive years (2018, 2019)
  • U.S. Girls National Team ID Center invitee (2019)
  • Part of the Washington Spirit/U.S. Soccer Player Development Program (2019, 2020)
  • Leading scorer on club team throughout prep career
  • Trained at the U.S. Soccer Training Center from 2013 to 2017
  • Participated in the U.S.Soccer National Combine (2015, 2016)
  • Three-time Maryland Futsal State Cup champion, serving as the leading scorer each year
  • Club team ranked No. 1 in Maryland and No. 3 nationally by youthsoccerankings.us
  • Earned the Superintendent Scholastic Recognition Award
  • Recognized with the MPSAA Minds in Motion Scholar-Athlete Award


  • Born Oct. 21, 2002 in Altus, Okla.
  • Parents: Sherry and Mark Deresky
  • Club Team: Maryland United (ECNL)
  • Club Coach: Harry Canalis
  • Sister, Sarah, runs track and cross country at the Air Force Academy