Vida Raietparvar - Soccer - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#8 Vida Raietparvar

Midfielder

Class Freshman
Hometown Denton, Texas
High School Denton

As a Freshman (2021):

  • Joined the program as an early enrollee in January, but was not eligible to compete until fall 2021

High School:

  • Participated in ODP Region Camp
  • Was a member of U.S. Futsal National Team
  • Denton High School Newcomer of the Year (2016)
  • District Newcomer of the Year (2016)
  • Played for the U-19 Iranian National Team
  • Called up to Iranian Senior National Team
  • Named the top midfielder at the Sochi International Tournament
  • Ranked as one of top Iranian female soccer players (2019)
  • One of DA’s top goal scorers (2019)
  • Played club for Dallas Texans (ECNL) and coach Jon Patterson

Personal:

  • Born Nov. 19, 2001, in Lewisville, Texas
  • Parents: Shahrzad Yousefi and Turaj Raietparvar
  • Club Team: Dallas Texans (ECNL)
  • Club Coach: Jon Patterson
  • Older sister, Kimya, is a junior on the Vanderbilt soccer team
  • Chose Vanderbilt because… “The education and soccer program are both tops in the country and the environment is very warm and family like.”