With senior season coming up, it was clear Deri was operating with a mindset of pure focus fueled by the need to take the next step into professional ranks.
In the summer of 2019, while competing for the Ocean City Nor'easters, Deri Corfe wins the PDL player of the season while finishing as the league's joint top scorer. In the country's most competitive summer developmental league, Deri was named the most valuable of all players.
He would then follow that up by showing up when it mattered most for Wright State.
In his final collegiate season, 3 goals between the semifinal and final stages of the conference tournament, including 1 in the final, meant Wright State would avenge the disappointment of 2018 and would be heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the school's 51-year history.
Deri was in the Matrix, he could not be stopped.
Enter the NCAA Tournament and a game against national powerhouse, Notre Dame at Notre Dame. A team that was on the back of its 8th straight tournament appearance, a quarter final berth the year before, and a national championship in 2013.
90 minutes later, Wright State would be moving on to the next round thanks to a clutch performance from Deri, contributing a goal and an assist in the 3-2 victory.