March 12, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Long Beach State women's soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia welcomes 11 new members to the program as Mariel Akaogi (Cupertino), Whitney Boller (La Crescenta), Cynthia Diaz (San Marcos), Celeste Dominguez (Long Beach), Savannah George (Moorpark), Shea Hoover (Brea), Ashton McKeown (Huntington Beach), Hannah Reed (Santa Clara), Celly Ruiz (Ontario), Meilesah Rangel (Chino), Regan Smithers (Modesto) joins the 49ers for the upcoming 2012 season.
(5-1, D, Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista HS/MVLA Lightning)
Four-year letterwinner at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif. ... Also considered Washington, Oregon and Pepperdine ... Played club soccer for the MVLA Lightning for seven years ... Helped the Lightning to the 2010 nationals, regional appearance in 2010 and 2012, Surf and State Cups ... Majoring in graphic design.
(5-11, MF/D, La Crescenta, Calif./Crescenta Valley HS/Camarillo Eagles)
Four-year letterwinner on the varsity soccer team at Crescenta Valley High School ... Helped the Falcons claim to three Pacific League Championships and four appearances in the CIF playoffs ... All-Pacific League for four years and All-Area for three ... Played club soccer for the Camarillo Eagles, helping claim the Coast Soccer League Premier Championship ... Cousin Kyle Boller played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens, St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders ... Majoring in nursing.
CELESTE DOMINGUEZ (5-2, F, Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS/Beach FC)
(5-5, GK, San Marcos, Calif./San Marcos HS/San Diego Surf)
Four-year varsity letterwinner for basketball and one-year member on the volleyball team at San Marcos High School ... Named second-team all-league, SoCal tournament MVP and Heart and Hustle Award in 2012 ... Received athlete of the week honors ... Tied school record for most three-pointers made in a game (seven) ... Second most blocked shots in San Diego County ... Also considered San Diego State and Cal State Northridge ... Plays club soccer for San Diego Surf ... Majoring in nursing.
Four-year letterwinner for soccer at nearby Long Beach Polytechnic High School ... Helped the Jackrabbits win two consecutive Moore League titles ... First-team All-Moore League for three years ... Plays club soccer for Beach FC ... Blues Cup Champions and National Cup semifinalists in 2012 ... Majoring in environmental science.
(5-5, F/MF/D, Moorpark, Calif./Moorpark HS/Camarillo Eagles)
A two-year letterwinner for soccer and four-year member on the track & field team at Moorpark High School ... Plays club soccer for the Camarillo Eagles ... Undecided on major.
(5-6, F/MF, Brea, Calif./Troy HS/West Coast FC)
Four-year letterwinner for soccer at Troy High School and two-year member on the track & field team ... Helped the Warriors claim the Freeway League Championship in 2010 for soccer and track ... All-league selection for soccer in 2010 and 2011 for track ... Ran the mile in a time of 5:19, 800m in 3:24 and the two-mile in 12:10 ... Also considered UNLV, UC Santa Barbara, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin ... Plays club soccer for West Coast FC helping the team claim the West Cost Cup Championship ... Majoring in graphic design.
(5-9, GK, Huntington Beach, Calif./Calvary Chapel HS/SoCal Blues)
A four-year member on the soccer team at Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana ... Also a member of the surf team for four years ... Helped the Eagles to league championship all four years and appearances in the CIF playoffs ... First-team all-league for four years ... Played club soccer for the SoCal Blues ... Won the Surf Cup title and national cup champions in 2012 ... Also considered UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Pepperdine ... Majoring in communications.
(5-1, F/D, Santa Clara, Calif./Archbishop Mitty HS/MVLA)
A three-year soccer letterwinner at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose ... Helped the Monarchs to three West Catholic Athletic League championships ... Played for the Mountain View Los Altos soccer club for five years ... Helped the Lightning claim the U14 national championship, U14 regional championship, U16 regional championship, four state titles and two Surf Cup championships.
(5-2, MF, Ontario, Calif./Ontario HS/Fram)
Four-year letterwinner for soccer and two-year member on the track & field team ... Also ran cross country for one year ... All-league for four years while at Ontario HS ... Played for the Fram soccer club ... Participated in the Surf Cup, National Cup, Far West Regionals ... Majoring in nursing
(5-2, MF, Chino, Calif./Chino Hills HS/Legends FC)
Four-year member on the soccer team at Chino Hills High School ... Helped the Huskies to a Sierra League championship and advanced to the CIF semifinals ... Played club soccer for Legends FC ... National finalists and National League champions ... Majoring in sports therapy.
(5-8, MF, Modesto, Calif./Davis HS/West Coast SC)
Three-year letterwinner on the soccer team at Grace M. Davis High School in Modesto ... Played for the West Coast Soccer Club in Livermore ... majoring in biology.