Luzzi on Sassano: "Danny is a player that will come to us after having played at the highest level of club soccer in the US Soccer Development Academy with his North Meck club team. His understanding of how to play as a center back, his positioning and reading of the game, his communication, and his composure under pressure will serve him very well at NIU. We have always taken pride in our teams' ability to defend, and Daniel will help ensure that very good team defending remains in important part of our identity as a team."
High School: Team captain as a senior earned all-state and all-conference honors... as a defender, ranks seventh in Forestview history in career assists and 11th for career goals... named Gazette Cup MVP... scored 12 goals and tallied four assists in his finals season... garnered all-conference honors as a junior... helped his team to three straight conference championships.
Club: Played with the North Meck Soccer Academy under Craig Conger.
Personal: Son of Donna and Michael Sassano... born June 24, 1992... plans to study business... admires Tiger Woods.