8 - Sonia Espitia
Sonia Espitia
Height: 5-3
Hometown: Paramount, Calif.
High School: Saint Joseph HS
Position: Midfielder
EXP: 3V

2010 All-Big West Conference Honorable Mention

2009 All-Big West Conference Second Team

2010

Espitia appeared in all 21 games during her final season at CSUN ... earned All-Big West Honorable Mention honors after finishing year with two goals and a career-high three assists and seven points ... recorded second career three-point game with goal and assist in Matadors' 2-0 victory at Cal Poly ... scored first Matador goal under the new lights in game against Portland ... also had assists against Pepperdine and Long Beach State ... concluded career with four goals, seven assists and 15 career points.

2009

Espitia appeared in all 20 matches for CSUN, making 19 starts ... named to All-Big West Second Team after finishing season with a career-high two goals, two assists and six points ... scored first career goal in Matadors' 3-1 win at San Diego State on Aug. 23 ... picked up game-winning goal in Matadors' 3-0 victory over LMU on Aug. 27 ... recorded first assist of the season in CSUN's 1-0 victory over Vermont on Sept. 6 ... added an assist in CSUN's 3-2 victory over Cal Poly on Oct. 2 ... finished the year with 17 shots, eight of which were on-goal ... had season-high three shots vs. Vermont on Sept. 6.

2008

Espitia appeared in 18 matches for CSUN, making 15 starts, in 2008 ... picked up first two career assists during the season to finish with two points ... recorded first career helper against San Francisco on Sept. 28 ... added another helper in season finale against Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 2 ... finished season with seven shots, four of which were on goal.

2007

Appeared in 16 matches for Northridge, making 10 starts ... fired two shots on the season, one coming against San Francisco (9/7) and the second, which came on goal, against Hawai'i on Sept. 21 ... booked with a yellow card in match against San Francisco on Sept. 7.

SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL:

Espitia was a four-year starter for the Jesters and was captain as a junior and senior ... was her team's rookie of the year as a freshman ... garnered first-team All-Del Mar League honors as a sophomore and as a senior ... elected MVP as a senior ... graduated in 2007 with a 3.0 GPA.

PERSONAL:

Born on November 3, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif. ... parents are Susan and Leo Espitia ... favorites include soccer club Barcelona, "Friends", youtube.com, and Japanese food ... says the best thing about being an athlete is working hard, the toughest part is running ... would "help the poor" with a million dollars ... best advice she's ever received is "do your best" ... majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences.

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