SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team has added five recruits for the 2018 season, head coach Randy Dedini announced today. All five are California natives.
"I'm very excited about this incoming class," Dedini said. "As a group, they provide a wide range of talents and really compliment our team. They all have a chance to challenge for a starting spot, even as freshmen."
The Hornets lost eight seniors form the 2017 squad, many of whom played major roles, not just as starters, but also as leaders on and off the field. They will look to replenish their ranks with five California-native players, including Jasmyne Dunn (Fair Oaks/Bella Vista HS), Ailey Collins (Newcastle/Del Oro HS), Camila Fonseca (Hayward/Mt. Eden HS), Tiffany Miras (Davis/Davis Senior HS), and Erika Sosa (Huntington Beach/Marina HS).
Meet the Hornets:
Jasmyne Dunn - 5-5 - F - Rio Linda, Calif./Bella Vista HS
Played for Bella Vista HS under head coach Christie Wheeler...was named All-Conference three times...also led Bella Vista in goals scored all three seasons...scored 20 goals in 17 games as a sophomore in 2015-16...is currently in the pool for the Women's National Soccer Team...played two seasons for the Cal Blues FC as a forward under head coach Dominic DeRosa and five years for Granite Bay FC as a forward and midfielder under head coach Dave Hunter.
Dedini: "Jasmyne is a player I'm very excited about and she is arguably the top player out of Sacramento this year. I have no doubt she will be a great player for us and a nightmare for Big Sky opponents over the next four years. She is extremely athletic, skilled and knows how to score goals. I expect Jasmyne to make an immediate impact to our already dangerous attack."
Ailey Collins - 5-6 - GK - Newcastle, Calif./Del Oro HS
Played for Del Oro head coach Rob Benjamin...was named to the 2017 First Team All League (Sierra Foothill) as a Goalkeeper (D1)...in 2015, won the Section Championship (D2) in penalty kicks as a Freshman goalkeeper...repeated as Section Champs (D2) in 2016...in 2017, advanced to the 2017 Section Semi-Finals (D1)...played club soccer for Blues FC under coach Sean-Michael Callahan...won the 2017 Nor Cal State Cup and the 2017 Davis Legacy College Showcase...is the younger sister of Kayla Collins (2015-17), the program's sixth all-time in assists.
Dedini: "Ailey is an exceptional goalkeeper. She is a local talent who I've known and watched for years and is one of the younger sister of one of our top goal scorers over the past three years (Kayla Collins). Ailey will add depth and talent to a very strong positional group. She's a strong shot stopper that commands the box well and has excellent communication and game management skills. She is courageous and can make the big save."
Camila Fonseca - 5-3 - MF - Hayward, Calif./Mt. Eden HS
Played for Mt. Eden HS under coaches Julio Pantoja and Kaylea Peranon...was named All-Conference and First-Team All League for her 2016 season...in 2015, was named to the Second-Team All League...played six years for the Alliance Devils 98 (2006-12) as a center midfielder under head coach John Sanchez, winning the 2008 NorCal Tournament...played for Las Positas Jr. College under head coach Paul Sapford…started 19 of 19 games, scoring nine goals and totaling 23 assists for 41 points last season…also played for West Coast Soccer club from 2012-16 under head coach Troy Dayak...with WCC, her team won multiple titles, including Nationals (2014, 2015), the State Cup (2014), the Magic Cup (2013), and NorCal (2012).
Dedini: "Camila is a skilled and proven playmaker. Her ability to possess and distribute the ball to her teammates is at a very high level. She has the ability to unlock defenses with her precision passes and powerful shot. Camila led the CCCAA in assists in 2017 and I'm excited to see what she can do for our explosive front line. She will be competing for time with a very good midfield group."
Tiffany Miras - 5-5 - F - Davis, Calif./Davis Senior HS
Played at Davis Senior High School under head coach Sara Stone...was the Soccer Team Captain and MVP for the 2015 season...was a member of the 2016 Division I Girls Sac-Joaquin Section Championships following a 21-0-2 season...assisted in the championship game-winning goal...in 2016, was also her team's leading scorer with 22 goals...led all scorers with 57 points (22 goals, 13 assists)...also played basketball for Davis Senior HS, and was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2014...played with the Davis Legacy Soccer Club for five years...helped lead the Davis Legacy Soccer Club to a #1 state and regional rank and a #2 national rank…played one season for American River College under head coach Paul Arellanes…started 21 of 21 games and led her team in goals (21) and assists (10).
Dedini: "Tiffany is a proven goal scorer at both the JC and club level. She helped turn things around for American River Jr. College by leading the team in scoring and was voted as team MVP in her only season. She is a tough player who can score big goals in big moments. Tiffany strikes the ball well with both feet and has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. I expect Tiffany to compete for time immediately in a strong and dynamic group of forwards."
Erika Sosa - 5-6 - F - Huntington Beach/Marina HS
Played for Marina HS in Hunting Beach, Calif. under head coach Heath Oberle...was a four-year Varsity starter...named the Offensive MVP in 2016 as a sophomore and again in 2017 as a junior...helped lead her team to its first CIF Playoff appearance in six year and was the top goal scorer on the team...totaled 28 goals and 14 assists...was also named to the Sunset League All-Academic Team in both 2015 and 2016...played for multiple club teams, but was named team captain for the CDA Slammers FC...her teams won multiple tournaments, including the SCDSL Champions League (2017), the California Regional League (2017), the Albion Showcase (2017), the Legends Showcase (2017), and the Cerritos Memorial Championship (2017).
Dedini: "Erika is a technical forward that has a special flare to her game. She is smart, crafty, powerful, and creative. Erika gives us something a little different than our other forwards and I believe she will compliment that group extremely well. She holds the ball well under pressure, but is also dynamic enough to turn and take it to the house. I'm excited to see how quickly she will adapt to this level."