LA VERNE, Calif. — The University of La Verne women's soccer team announced the addition of 10 newcomers, head coach Lauryn Pehanich announced on Monday.
The list of incoming recruits for the 2016 season include:
- Alina Cobian, MID - Covina, Calif. (South Hills)
- Kindal Cubak, FWD – Glendora, Calif. (Chaffey College/Glendora)
- Hannah Leone, DEF – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Saint Mary's College/Los Osos)
- Casey Moore, MID – Alhambra, Calif. (Alhambra)
- Catherina Posada, MID – Chino Hills, Calif. (Rosary Academy)
- Lauran Redding, DEF – Hathaway Pines, Calif. (San Francisco State/City College of San Francisco/Bret Harte)
- Ariana Robles, GK - Monrovia, Calif. (Monrovia)
- Hanien Samara, GK - San Diego, Calif. (Del Norte)
- Sabrina Sandoval, GK - Whittier, Calif. (La Serna)
- Amanda Silveira, DEF - San Diego, Calif. (Scripps Ranch)
Class of 2016 Profiles
Why La Verne? "I chose La Verne because I loved the sense of community I felt when I stepped on the campus. I enjoyed that the school wasn't very big and the small student to faculty ratio. The idea of getting a quality education and being able to play soccer at the same time made my decision to come to La Verne an easy choice."
Achievements: South Hills High School won the 2016 League, CIF and State championships ... named 2016 Third Team All-CIF ... named 2016 First Team All-League ... served as team captain ... received 2015 Academic All-League Award ... won the 2016 President's Education Award ... received the 2016 Assembly Certificate of Recognition ... graduated with a 3.8 unweighted GPA
Why La Verne? "I chose La Verne because of the high quality education, and the great soccer program.
Achievements: All-League honorable mention at Chaffey College ... lettered in cheerleading, soccer and track and field at Glendora High School ... served as team captain as a senior
Club: Albion SD
Why La Verne? "I chose La Verne for the small campus environment and to be closer to home at a school with a great Kinesiology program."
Achievements: Lettered in cross country and soccer at Los Osos High School ... named cross country Rookie of the Year in 2012 ... maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school ... received Science Grizzly Award in 2012
Why La Verne? "I chose the University of La Verne because having the opportunity to play soccer while still being able to have a college lifestyle was exactly what I was looking for."
Achievements: Named to 2012-13 Second Team CIF Southern Section All-Almont League ... named 2013-14 First Team CIF Southern Section All-Almont League ... named 2015-16 Second Team CIF Southern Section All-Almont League ... named 2015-16 Team Offensive MVP ... served as team captain in 2015-16 ... served as Los Angeles Premier FC GU17 captain for two years ... member of LAPFC GU17 National Cup second place team and was sent to Boise Idaho to represent Cal South in Farwest Regional Championships ... made Honor Roll three years ... made AHS Varsity Soccer Academic Honor Roll for maintaining above a 3.0 GPA all four years
Why La Verne? "I chose La Verne because I loved the overall environment of the school. Later, I also came to realize the administration was extremely helpful."
Achievements: Named 2016 Second Team All-League ... served as team captain ... made Honor Roll all four years ... made Principal's Honors (4.0 GPA and above as a senior)
Why La Verne? "I chose La Verne because of the challenging Kinesiology coursework and dynamic women's soccer program. When I visited campus I felt an instant connection with students and staff."
Achievements: Four-year letterwinner at Bret Harte High School ... named an All-League Most Valuable Defender in 2014 ... named First Team All-League in 2013 and 2014 ... served as team captain in 2013 and 2014 ... made Honor Roll all four years ... member of California Scholarship Federation ... member of Spanish Honors Society
Why La Verne? I chose La Verne for their focus on academic success, small class sizes, and the proximity of the campus to my family.
Achievements: 2015 First Team All League ... 2015 Honorable Mention All Area .. 2015 Coaches Award ... 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year in Rio Hondo ... 2016 First Team All Area ... 2016 All-SCA Third Team ... served as team captain senior year ... scholar-athlete in 2013, 2015 and 2016 ... graduated with a 3.8 GPA
Why La Verne? "I chose La Verne because I loved the small class sizes, beautiful campus, and unique coursework."
Achievements: Received 2011 San Diego Soccer Club Coaches Award ... earned 2016 San Diego Soccer Club Loyalty Award ... named to 2014-2015 San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team ... received 2014-2015 DNHS Scholar Athlete Award ... 2014 Valley League Champions ... 2015 Avocado East League Champions ... received September 2012 Del Norte Student Recognition Award ... received October 2012 Del Norte Student Recognition Award ... received May 2015 Del Norte Student Recognition Award ... named 2012-2016 Nighthawks Scholar
Why La Verne? "La Verne appealed to me because of its outstanding Biology program as well as its soccer program. The cultural diversity and student-to-faculty ratio make for a great family centered enviroment."
Acheivements: Four-time Del Rio League champions ... CIF finalists in 2015 ... CIF quarterfinalists in 2016 ... received AP Diploma Award ... received Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
Why La Verne? "I chose La Verne because I wanted to attend a small University that I could see myself fitting into. I found La Verne to be very welcoming along with all the people I met."
Achievements: Lettered in soccer, field hockey and softball ... named Best Defensive Player all four years ... First Team All-Eastern League and Eastern League Champions all four years ... Scripps Ranch High School made two CIF final appearances