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Team Roster 2005-06

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Photo:  Women's Soccer Team 2005

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No. Name Position Year High School
00 Diane Aguirre Goalkeeper Freshman Bethel H.S.
13 Whitney Alambra Midfield Sophomore Tesoro H.S.
4 Alyssa Alvarado Defender Freshman Vacaville H.S.
20 Alysson Alvarado Def/Mid Freshman Vacaville H.S.
01 Maria Avila Goalkeeper Sophomore Vallejo H.S.
10 Chelsea Balint Mid/For Freshman Rodriguez H.S.
17 Ashley Casassa Midfield Sophomore Vintage H.S.
3 Sierra Christiansen Defender Freshman Fairfield H.S.
9 Liana Falkenstein Midfield Freshman Wood H.S.
7 Mayra Garcia Midfield Sophomore Armijo H.S.
6 Sintia Gomez Def/Mid Freshman Benicia H.S.
14 Stephanie Henry Def/Mid Freshman Vacaville H.S.
15 Nicole Jackson Forward Freshman Fairfield H.S.
2 Stephanie Lanza Def/Mid Sophomore Armijo H.S.
8 Justine Maddalone Def/Mid Freshman Vallejo H.S.
19 Tiffany Mentch Midfield Freshman Winters H.S.
18 Kim Nolan Def/For Freshman Vacaville H.S.
21 Yesenia Ochoa Mid/For Freshman Vintage H.S.
5 Sarah Pahk Def/Mid Freshman Vintage H.S.
11 Andrea Salvador Forward Sophomore Salesian H.S.
22 Josie Varias Def/Mid Freshman Wood H.S.

Athlete Profiles

#13 Whitney Alambra
#13 Whitney Alambra
Year: Sophomore
Position: 
Midfield
Height: 5'1''
High School:
Tesoro High School
Hometown: Las Flores, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Knows the game well and has good fundamental skills. Knows how to attack and defend.

2005: Was a starter at outside midfield and outside back. Can play both positions equally well.

2004: Played outside midfield.

High School/Club:  10 years playing experience. Also ran track.  played club for West Coast U19

Interests/Plans: Graphic Design and management 

#1 Maria Avila
#1 Maria Avila
Year: Sophomore
Position: 
Goalkeeper
Height: 5'5''
High School:
Vallejo High School
Hometown: Vallejo, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Excellent commitment! A true work horse, one of the fittest players on the team as a GK, great athlete with good field skills. One of the most respectful, hard-working individuals. Mentally is awesome! Is an inspirational player.

2005: Bay Valley Conference MVP Defense as a Goalkeeper. 1st Team All-Nor-Cal. 1st Team BVC Selection. Team Captain.

2004: Bay Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Nor-Cal. Solano's MVP, Coaches Award.

High School/Club: At Vallejo High was team captain, MVP, most spirited, 1st team all conference senior year, 2nd team junior year. Honorable mention in volleyball, also played softball in high school.

Interests/Plans: Transfer to a 4 year university to continue playing. Biology, Kinesiology major. Hobbies include volleyball and spending time with friends and family.

#17 Ashley Casassa
#17 Ashley Casassa
Year: Sophomore
Position: 
Midfield
Height: 5'2''
High School:
Vintage High School
Hometown: Napa, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: An example student athlete who excels in the classroom and on the field. 4.0 Cumulative GPA. Super consistent in work rate and training work ethic. Outstanding attitude who loves practice. Great fitness and individual ball skills. Can play both offense and defense equally well. A complete player.

2005: 1st Team Bay Valley Conference Selection. Starter at midfield position. 4.0 GPA.

2004: Red shirt

2003: MVP midfield, academic award winner with 4.0 GPA, coaches award, goal of the year. 1st Team BVC Selection. Scored 6 goals and 4 assists from outside midfield position.

High School/Club:  Napa Valley Soccer Club

Interests/Plans: Chemistry major

#7 Mayra Garcia
#7 Mayra Garcia
Year: Sophomore
Position: 
Mid/Defense
Height: 5'4''
High School:
Armijo High School Hometown: Fairfield, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Excellent fitness and work ethic. Always eager to learn and improve skills and game. Has great dedication and commitment. Super attitude and very respectful individual.

2005: 1st Team Bay Valley Conference Selection. Team Captain. Scored 3 goals and had 7 assists from center midfield and stopper position.

2004: 2nd Team Bay Valley Conference Selection.

High School/Club:  Most improved, team captain, all conference senior year at Armijo High School, honorable mention sophomore and junior year. Also played volleyball and basketball at Armijo High School.

Interests/Plans: Transfer to a 4 year and continue playing. Psychology Major.

#11 Andrea Salvador
#11 Andrea Salvador
Year: Sophomore
Position: 
Forward
Height: 5'5"
High School: Salesian High School
Hometown: Rodeo, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Broke all scoring records at Solano. Has excellent speed and fitness, can be a dangerous player for opposing defenses, can finish well. Also has a good ability to find her teammates for scores. Relentless work rate. Pressures the ball well.

2005: NSCAA National Junior College Division III Player of the Year, 1st Team All-American, 1st Team Western Region, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team Nor-Cal, MVP Offense BVC, 1st Team BVC. Scored 26 goals, 18 assists, 66 total points, 3rd in state scoring. Team Captain.

2004: 1st Team Bay Valley Conference. Scored 14 goals and had 8 assists.

High School/Club:  MVP of High School league Junior year, 1st Team Junior and Senior year. Team captain of high school and club team. 14 years playing experience. Also played softball at Salesian. Played club for West Contra Costa and Alameda.

Interests/Plans: Kinesiology Major. Hobbies include hanging out with friends, riding scooters and motorcycles.

#00 Diane Aguirre

#00 Diane Aguirre

Year: Freshman
Position: 
Goalkeeper
Height: 5'7''
High School:
Jesse Bethel High School
Hometown: Vallejo, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Excellent committment and work ethic. Good athletic ability. One of the fittest players on the team. Good attitude.

2005: Split time at Goalkeeper. Solid all around Goalkeeper. Has a strong punt, good overall distribution and shot blocking ability.

High School/Club: Team captain and MVP in High School. 10 years of soccer experience. Played for Benicia Arsenal club team.

Interests/Plans:

#4 Alyssa Alvarado
#4 Alyssa Alvarado
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Mid/Defense
Height: 5'6''
Club:
Vacaville United
High School:
Vacaville High School
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Good leadership skills, highly motivated athlete who knows how to train hard. Physically and mentally tough. Good fitness.

2005: 1st Team Bay Valley Conference Selection. Starter on defense.

High School/Club:  Throughout high school was captain, most consistent, and most inspirational player. 13 years of soccer experience. Also did cross country and track in high school.


Interests/Plans:  Criminal Justice Major. Also interested in Law enforcement and Business Law. Hobbies include music and computers.

#20 Alysson Alvarado
#20 Alysson Alvarado
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Def/Midfielder
Height: 5'8''
Club:
Vacaville
High School:
Vacaville High School
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Works hard and is committed. Very good attitude and team player.

2005: Worked hard and earned playing time at outside midfield position.

High School/Club: 11 years of soccer experience. Also a cross country runner in High School.

Interests/Plans: Nursing Major. Hobbies include dancing and swimming.

#10 Chelsea Balint
#10 Chelsea Balint
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Forward/Mid
Height: 5'6''
High School:
Rodriguez High School
Hometown: Fairfield, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Good conscientious person. Ability to be in the right place at the right time to score.

2005: Played in the midfield and a little forward. Scored 9 goals and had 2 assists. Was a starter most the season.

High School/Club: 14 years of soccer experience. In High School, team captain and MVP. Also played volleyball and basketball.


Interests/Plans:  An English Major. Hobbies include music, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.

#3 Sierra Christiansen
#3 Sierra Christiansen
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Defender
Height: 5'8''
High School:
Fairfield High School
Hometown: Fairfield, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: A tough, aggressive, physical defender who has good offensive skills. Good athletic ability, speed and size. Can play the long ball well, good passing skills.

2005: Starting central defender. Was the core of the Solano defense.

High School/Club: 11 years of soccer experience. In High School, named MVP All Conference.

Interests/Plans:  Undecided Major

#9 Lianna Falkenstein
#9 Lianna Falkenstein
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Midfield
Height: 5'2''
Club:
Davis
High School:
Will C. Wood High School
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Brings some high level club playing experience to Solano. Good offensive skills. Passes and shoots well.

2005: 1st Team Bay Valley Conference as a starter in the midfield. Scored 6 goals and had 5 assists.

High School/Club: Davis Club, 12 years of soccer experience. In High School, was Most Improved, MVP Defense, and also a team captain. Also played softball in High School.

Interests/Plans:  Undecided Major. One of her hobbies is dancing.

#6 Sintia Gomez
#6 Sintia Gomez
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Def/Mid
Height: 5'1''
High School:
Benicia High School
Hometown: Benicia, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano:  Excellent attitude and team player. Good person to be around. Good skills passing and defending.

2005:  Saw some play time as the season progressed. Improved a lot as the season went on.

High School/Club:  9 years of soccer experience. In High School, was team captain and MVP.

Interests/Plans: A Biology Major. Interested in Animal Study. Hobbies include painting and reading.

#14 Stephanie Henry
#14 Stephanie Henry
Year: Freshman
Position: 
For/Def
Height: 5'8''
High School:
Vacaville High School
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano:  Brings a lot of intensity both mentally and physically. Very inspirational player. Good work ethic.

2005: Worked hard all summer to earn a starting spot only to see her finish the season injured.

High School/Club:  13 years of soccer experience. Also did softball in High School.


Interests/Plans: Liberal Arts Major. Hobbies include music, concerts, and spending time with friends and family.

#8 Justine Maddalone
#8 Justine Maddalone
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Def/Mid
Height: 5'3''
High School: Vallejo High School
Hometown:
Vallejo, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano:  Very committed, works and trains hard. Challenges for the ball well. Aggressive player.

2005:  Started some games due to her aggressive style of play and committment.

High School/Club: 10 years of soccer experience.

Interests/Plans: Nursing Major.

#18 Kim Nolan
#18 Kim Nolan
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Def/Forward
Height:
5'3''
High School: Vacaville High School
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Trained and worked hard all summer to prepare for season. Good knowledge of soccer. Can play many positions, including goalkeeper.

2005: Saw some playing time as a forward throughout the season.

High School/Club: In High School, received Coaches Award. Also played basketball.

Interests/Plans: Interested in Psychology and Sports Medicine. Hobbies include music and coaching.

# 21 Yesenia Ochoa
# 21 Yesenia Ochoa
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Mid/Forward
Height: 5'3''
Club:
Napa Valley
High School:
Vintage High School
Hometown: Napa, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano:  Is one of the most consistent workers on the team. Day in and day out gives it her all. Knows how to prepare herself to be match fit.

2005: Started a lot of games either at forward or midfield. Scored 7 goals and had 2 assists.

High School/Club: 7 years of soccer experience.

Interests/Plans: Business and Real Estate

#22 Josie Varias
#22 Josie Varias
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Def/Mid
Height: 5'2''
Club:
Vacaville United
High School: 
Will C. Wood High School

Hometown:
Vacaville, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: An excellent defender. Has good passing skills and can play the ball out of the back. Is a great person, team player and very consistently performs and works hard. Solano's most consistent defender.

2005: 1st Team Bay Valley Conference Selection. Started every game at left back for Solano.

High School/Club: 10 years of soccer experience. In High School, was MVP Defense sophomore through senior year, and also Most Improved senior year.

Interests/Plans: ECE Major. Plans to become a teacher.

Red Shirt- Stephanie Lanza
Red Shirt- Stephanie Lanza
Year: Sophomore
Position: 
Def/Mid
Height: 5'5''
Club: Solano and Vacaville
High School:
Armijo High School
Hometown:
Fairfield, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: An excellent defender who anticipates well and has good ball distribution. Good speed along with good individual ball skills, can play the long ball, good free kicks.

2005: Red shirt

2004: Starter as a central defender. 2nd team Bay Valley Conference Selection.

High School/Club: Has 12 years playing experience, 1 year ODP. Was MVP, most improved and all league in high school. Also competed in cross country, swimming and water polo at Armijo High School. Played club for Solano Lasers & Vacaville.

Interests/Plans: Pediatrics major, also involved with 4-H.

Red Shirt- Nicole Jackson
Red Shirt- Nicole Jackson
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Forward
Height: 5'7''
Club: Solano Tigers
High School:
Fairfield High School
Hometown: Fairfield, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Red shirt in 2005.

High School/Club: 12 years of soccer experience. Team captain in High School.

Interests/Plans:

Red Shirt- Tiffany Mentch
Red Shirt- Tiffany Mentch
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Midfield
Height: 5'2''
Club: AYSO
High School: Winters High School
Hometown:
Winters, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Red shirt in 2005

High School/Club: 15 years of soccer experience. MVP in High School.

Interests/Plans: Nursing Major.

Red Shirt- Sarah Pahk
Red Shirt- Sarah Pahk
Year: Freshman
Position: 
Def/Mid
Height: 5'2''
Club: Napa Valley
High School: Vintage High School
Hometown:
Napa, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Red shirt in 2005

High School/Club: 13 years of soccer experience. In High School, was team captain and given Most Improved award.

Interests/Plans: Business Major. Also interested in Cosmetology.