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5   Janet Mendez
Janet Mendez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

High School:
Highland HS

Height:
5-3

Position:
F

Experience:
2L


International Play: Member of the Mexico U-20 National Team in the summer of 2008 ... Helped the squad to a third-place finish at the CONCACAF Regional Championships at Estadio Cuauhtémoc in Puebla, Mexico ... Defeated Costa Rica, 3-2, in penalty kicks, to qualify for the U-20 World Cup in Chile.

2009: Played in 16 games ... Took nine shots, four of which were on goal.

2008: Redshirted.

2007: Appeared in 10 games ... Scored the final goal in a 5-0 season-opening win at Cal State Bakersfield (Aug. 31) ... Played 39 minutes as a reserve at Clemson (Sept. 7) and 29 minutes at Cal State Northridge on Oct. 14.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer at Highland High School ... Played alongside former 49er Sahar Haghdan ... Named the team's most valuable offensive player in 2005 ... Tabbed a scholar-athlete.

Club: Played for the Arsenal with current 49er teammates Bo Rael and Shawna Gordon.

Personal: Sister, Diana, played soccer at Cal State Dominguez Hills ... Also has a younger brother, Alex ... Major is undeclared.

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