MEN’S SOCCER SIGNS FRANCISCO MAGAÑA TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

MEN’S SOCCER SIGNS FRANCISCO MAGAÑA TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer program has signed Francisco Magaña to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Mike Linenberger announced Friday.

Magaña is from Cowiche, Wash. and joins the Hornets out of Bothell High School just north of Seattle. He was also a four-year player for the Crossfire Premier of the US Soccer Development Academy.

Francisco Magaña - 6-0 - Fr. - F - Cowiche, Wash. / Bothell HS

During his time with the Crossfire Premiere, Magaña appeared in 65 games while making 40 starts. As a member of the U-16/17 club during the 2017-18 season, Magaña made a career-high 27 starts. That same year, he scored a career-best 10 goals while placing 75% of his shots on goal.

Although he is graduating from Bothell HS, Magaña played just one season of high school soccer at his hometown school of Highland HS during the 2015-16 academic year. During that season, Magaña and his team placed fourth in 1A in Washington after winning their conference and finishing second in their district. During that postseason run, Magaña scored a goal and assisted on another as his team beat the undefeated Brewster HS, 2-1, in the first round of the state playoffs. 

In total, Magaña finished with 15 goals and 10 assists while being named to the conference's First Team All-Freshman in his one year with Highland. 

Following that season, Magaña transfered to Bothell HS in order to play exclusively with the Sounders' Academy team, the Crossfire Premiere. 

"Francisco is a striker who we expect to come in and have an immediate impact as a true freshman," said Linenberger of his team's latest addition. "He has the tools to be successful in the Big West."

"He has good size and speed," Linenberger added. "He can play as a hold up striker and be a threat to run in behind the defense. His feet are good and he strikes the ball very well."

Magaña is the third player to sign a National Letter of Intent for Sacramento State men's soccer, joining Titus Washington and Pablo Ros.

Personal: Parents are Francisco and Imelda Magaña...Majoring in kinesiology...plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career as a chiropratcor...