Manzo, Angelo


Pickerington native Angelo Manzo is the all-time leading scorer for the Otterbein men’s soccer program, having totaled an astounding 143 points during his four-year career from 2000-03. One of the most memorable soccer players to ever suit up for the Tan and Cardinal, Manzo was named All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) every season and garnered the league’s Forward of the Year award in 2002.

Manzo’s teams went a combined 62-19-3 throughout his stay in Westerville, winning four-straight conference titles and, as a result, making four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The 2002 run would be a program best, advancing all the way to the national championship match before a narrow 1-0 loss. Angelo led the team and OAC in scoring that season with 19 goals and seven assists, and also led the conference in points during the 2001 and 2003 campaigns.

A tricky forward with great feet, Manzo had the ability to see plays develop earlier than most and always darted into the right spot at the right moment. At 5’8”and 150 pounds, it was not uncommon to see him strategically find the back of the net after lengthy, scoreless stretches throughout a match. His timely goals would often be deflating to other teams.

Angelo also stayed on top of his game in the classroom as a business administration major, keeping a stellar grade-point average in becoming a first-team Academic All-America pick two different times. He now works as a portfolio manager in the investment/financial field.