SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team has added 11 new players to the roster for the 2019 season, head coach Randy Dedini announced today. The 11 newcomers are the largest incoming class in Dedini's 13 seasons at the helm for the Hornets.
"We are very excited about adding these 11 great players to our program and our soccer family," said Dedini. "The depth and variety of skills and experience that this group brings is invaluable to our growth as a team and a Hornet family both on and off the field."
The 11 newcomers are made up of freshman, sophomores, and juniors and came from three different states. Seven of the 11 are transfers while the remaining four are incoming freshmen.
In alphabetical order, here are your now Hornets in 2019!
Samantha Craig - Jr. - MF/F - Rocklin, Calif. / Sierra College
Coach Dedini on Samantha: "We're excited about Sammie! She was a JUCO All-American for Sierra JC and we believe she can come in and impact our team right away. Sammie's a tough kid who will help our midfield create goals and assists."
To learn more about Samantha, visit her player page here.
Danielle Davis - Jr. - GK - Antioch, Calif. / Diablo Valley College
Dedini: "Danielle is a very athletic goalkeeper. She has a way about her where she takes command of her goal box and can make the big save. She will be a great addition to our already strong goalkeeper group!"
To learn more about Danielle, visit her player page here.
Darian Louthan - Fr. - D/MF - Rocklin, Calif. / Whitney HS
Dedini: "Darian is a talented defender and midfielder who will add some depth and competition to our back line. Darian is a versatile grinder. She's tough, skilled, fit and smart. We know that she is ready to step in and play at the next level."
To learn more about Darian, visit her player page here.
Alexa Moss - Fr. - F/MF - Minden, Nev. / Douglas HS
Dedini: "Alexa is an athletic player with good speed and skills. She is most dangerous in wide spaces where she can utilize her speed and one-on-one skills. Alexa has a lot of upside to her game and we're excited to see her compete for time."
To learn more about Alexa, visit her player page here.
Kacie Pou - So. - F - Carlsbad, Calif. / Louisiana
Dedini: "Kacie is an elite athlete! Her combination of size, power and speed will create havoc for our opponents. With a year of experience already under her belt we expect Kacie to come in and immediately compete for time."
To learn more about Kacie, visit her player page here.
Megan Pust - Jr. - F/MF - Merced, Calif. / Fresno State
Dedini: "Megan can fly and strike a ball very well, which makes her a handful to mark for any defender. As a wide forward or midfielder she will create mismatches on the field that we expect to advantage of."
To learn more about Megan, visit her player page here.
Sedona Robinson - Fr. - F - Rocklin, Calif. / Rocklin Independent Charter
Dedini: "Sedona is another very athletic player who has good speed and good athleticism. She has competed at a very high club level where she's been well coached and groomed to succeed at this level."
To learn more about Sedona, visit her player page here.
Vanessa Ruvalcaba - Jr. - MF - Pittsburgh, Calif. / Diablo Valley College
Dedini: "Vanessa is a strong and skilled midfielder. She adds a little something different to our midfield with her style of play. She's very creative and dangerous in the attacking third with her vision and powerful shot."
To learn more about Vanessa, visit her player page here.
Victoria Sanchez - Fr. - MF - Roseville, Calif. / Woodcreek HS
Dedini: "Victoria is a very smart midfielder and forward player who has a strong understanding of the game. She's technical and plays fast. Her high soccer IQ and tactical understanding of the game will allow her to compete for time at multiple positions."
To learn more about Victoria, visit her player page here.
Ashlee Schouten - Jr. - MF - South Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Santa Barbara City
Dedini: "Ashlee is very creative midfielder and was a standout in at Santa Barbara City College. She is a versatile player and can cover a lot of ground. She also brings a great work ethic and strong soccer IQ."
To learn more about Ashlee, visit her player page here.
Shantel Torres-Benito - Jr. - F - Waipahu, Hawaii / Peninsula College
Dedini: "Shantel is a player I've admired for years and now she'll finally become a Hornet! She is an excellent player in wide areas where she can take advantage of her great speed and one-on-one skills."
To learn more about Shantel, visit her player page here.
With the 11 additions, the team enters the 2019 season with 32 players on the roster, nine more than the program had last season. Additionally, the Hornets welcome back two redshirts to the active roster, freshman Jasmyne Dunn and sophomore Itzel Gonzalez.
The full 2019 Sacramento State women's soccer roster is available online now by visiting the women's soccer homepage at HornetSports.com.
The 2019 season of women's soccer begins with a preseason exhibition match on Friday, Aug. 16. The regular season starts with a toad match at causeway rival UC Davis on Aug. 23 and the team's home opener is set for Sunday, Aug. 25 against Cal Poly.
To see the entire schedule, visit the women's soccer homepage at HornetSports.com.