SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Goalkeeper Hector Grajeda has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Sacramento State men's soccer program, head coach Mike Linenberger announced Wednesday.
Grajeda is from nearby Stockton, Calif., and joins the Hornets after playing two seasons with Cosumnes River College in Elk Grove. Before that, Grajeda played at Almos Alonzo Stagg HS.
Hector Grajeda - Jr. - GK - Stockton, Calif. / Cosumnes River College
Grajeda played two seasons at Cosumnes River College under head coach Ronald Preble, all as a goalkeeper. As a freshman, Grajeda played in 18 matches, starting 17, including all 10 of the team's conference matches. He recorded a shutout in 11 of his 17 starts his freshman year and was named the Big 8's Goalkeeper of the Year.
That same season, Grajeda was named to the First Team all-Big 8 Conference and earned a spot on the Big 8's NorCal Team of the Year.
"We are excited to add Hector to our team for fall 2019," said Linenberger of his team's sixth offseason addition. "We felt that we needed to add a goalkeeper with some experience to our already good core of young keepers.
"He already has two years of experience at Cosumnes River College and he will challenge for the starting position next fall."
In addition to two years of experience at Cosumnes, Grajeda also brings two years of experience playing with the Sacramento Republic FC Academy. Grajeda played in 23 games during his two seasons with the club, starting 22 of them.
Grajeda is the sixth player to sign with the Sacramento State men's soccer program this offseason.
Personal: Parents are Moises and Elsa Grajeda...Majoring in sociology...Career goal is to work as a youth and student counselor, specifically with children in with special needs.