Four MSJC Soccer Players Named 1st Team All League, 3 More Honorable Mention
The MSJC women's soccer team had seven players in total honored by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference when the all league team was announced last week.
The Lady Eagles landed four players on the All PCAC North First Team led by Stefania Navarette. Navarette was MSJC's leading scorer during the 2016 season as she had a team high 9 goals as well as a team high 11 assists. Navarette is a sophomore and alum of Elsinore High School. Savanna Alcantar, a sophomore from Banning HS, also earned First Team honors after scoring 5 goals and dishing out 4 assists on the season. Defenders Jackie Albin and Perla Teran were also named First Team. Albin a sophomore from Rubidoux HS and Teran a sophomore from Jurupa Valley helped MSJC to 10 shut outs this season on their way to an overall record of 13-7-1. Teran also chipped in on the offensive end of the field with 4 assists.
Freshman Destiny Blythe from Citrus Valley High, was one of three Lady Eagles to garner Honorable Mention status. Blythe wrapped up her first season with MSJC scoring 7 goals, she also had 2 assists. Hanna Kanagawa scored 5 goals and had 2 assists this season while McKayla Collins had 5 goals and 3 assists. Kanagawa is a sophomore from Tokyo, Japan and Collins is a sophomore from Murrieta Mesa HS.
The Lady Eagles reached the CCCAA Southern California Regional for the fourth straight season and for the first time in school history won a play-off match when they defeated Bakersfield College. MSJC's season ended with a 3-1 loss to eventual State Champion Cerritos in the Regional's second round.
Stefania Navarette (right) and Savanna Alcantar (left) were two of seven MSJC women's soccer players who earned All Conference recognition for the Lady Eagles during the 2016 season. MSJC finished the season 13-7-1 and advanced to the 2nd round of the CCCAA play-offs. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).