Athlete Spotlight: Fioramonti on fire on the field


Mark Fioramonti is a senior education major from Manassas, Virginia on the Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s soccer team. Fioramonti started playing soccer when he was six years old and hasn’t stopped since. After playing all through high school, he continued playing collegiately at Franciscan.

Fioramonti’s favorite soccer memory is either his state semifinal game his sophomore year or beating La Roche at home last year. “That game was just incredible. It was awesome to be a part of history and get Franciscan our first ever playoff win … especially against our rivals in a game that we were down to begin,” said Fioramonti.

Fioramonti described his playing style as methodical and possessive. “I’m not really trying to be the guy to make the play offensively but rather to distribute the ball forward to a playmaker,” he said.

As a senior, Fioramonti’s goal for the team is to win the conference. He said that throughout the last season and parts of this season, the team has proven that they can play with the best teams in the conference. “I think that this year is the best year to make a run for the conference championship,” said Fioramonti.

Outside of soccer, Fioramonti is a member of In His Image household and is an RA in Assisi Heights. He is involved in Missions of Peace and enjoys having the eye-opening opportunities that the missions offer. Back home, Fioramonti is the third oldest of nine children (seven boys, two girls). Everyone in his family plays soccer, and the five that are in college are playing college soccer.

Come watch Fioramonti and the rest of the Barons soccer team take on their conference rival Penn St-Behrend in their homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3:15 p.m.