18 Desiree Cardenas
18 Desiree Cardenas
Height: 5-5
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: West Covina HS
Previous College: Cerritos JC
Position: Midfielder

2010 All-Big West Conference First Team


Cardenas appeared in all 21 matches during her senior season at CSUN ... named to All-Big West First Team after finishing year with five goals and 10 points ... recorded two game-winning goals during the season: against Saint Joseph's and Pacific ... five goals ties her with seven other Matadors for 10th most in school history for single season ... also scored goals at Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield and Long Beach State ... finished season with 25 shots, putting 14 on-goal ... wrapped up two-year stint at Northridge with seven goals, two assists and 16 points.


In her first season at CSUN, Cardenas appeared in 16 matches, making 10 starts ... finished year with two goals, two assists and six points ... scored first career Northridge goal against Oregon State on Aug. 30 ... recorded first career CSUN assist in Matadors' 1-0 victory over Vermont on Sept. 6 ... had a goal and an assist in CSUN's 3-2 victory over Cal Poly on Oct. 2 ... finished the year with 16 shots, putting 10 on-goal ... had season-high three shots vs. Kent State on Sept. 13.


Cardenas played two years for the Falcons ... earned conference first team and Defender of the Year honors ... member of back-to-back state champion squads ... graduated with AA degree in 2009.


Cardenas played four years for the Bulldogs ... graduated in 2007.


Born on Oct. 9, 1991 ... daughter of Maricela and Ignacio Cardenas ... has two brothers, Edwin and Azriel ... includes Barcelona FC, actor Will Smith, "Friends" and Mexican Food as some her favorites ... says the best thing about being an athlete is the competition ... can't imagine going a week without her cell phone ... lists her mom as her biggest hero ... majoring in Communications.

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