Elmont’s Aaron Dennis Inks with
Miami FC National Team
Miami Football Club has revealed the addition of Elmont native Aaron Dennis to its 2016 roster. The former forward with Arizona United is joining the fast growing squad in the NASL for its debut season.
“These players are going through some of the most exciting moments in their career,” said Miami FC coach Alessandro Nesta adding, “Aaron has so much opportunity ahead of him and I’m happy he has chosen to move forward and continue growing with Miami FC.”
Dennis started laying the foundation to his professional career with his outstanding performances with his college team, Villanova Wildcats. He started strong in 2011 and played a pivotal role in the Wildcat’s first post season win by scoring the match-winning goal. In following years, he became a regular starter for the squad and made 17 appearances in 2012, 18 in 2013, and 16 in 2014. Of note, Aaron delivered some notable performances during his undergraduate years and was known for netting goals.
Last fall, Dennis signed his professional contract with USL’s Arizona United SC. He went on to play in six matches and scored a pivotal goal against the Whitecaps FC II.
Locally, Dennis was a superstar player at Elmont Memorial High School where he led his squad to many wins in his high school career. He also played for the NY Cosmos under 18 team. Patrick Corvetti, coach of the Elmont Spartans noted, “This is such great news not only for Aaron, but the Elmont soccer community. His hard work, perseverance and commitment have truly paid off. He has always been a role model for players and students. I couldn’t be more proud of his achievement.”
Dennis’ High School Principal John Capozzi said, “Aaron continues to make the Elmont community proud. He is an outstanding young man and I am sure he enjoy great success with Miami FC.” A high school teammate of Dennis’ and former NCAA championship player for UVA Ahkeel Rodney added, “Aaron wasn’t just a teammate and player for Elmont but a leader. It’s no surprise to me that Miami signed him so quick and put him right on the field. This is just the beginning of great things in his pro career.”