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Cal Poly Soccer Signs 9 Future Mustangs to National Letters of Intent

Cal Poly Soccer Signs 9 Future Mustangs to National Letters of Intent

2018 Class Features 4 Forwards, 3 Midfielders, 1 Defender and 1 Goalkeeper

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly women's soccer program has signed nine players to National Letters of Intent to continue their careers as Mustangs.

The 2018 class, announced by Cal Poly head coach Alex Crozier, is detailed below.

"We are very excited about this class," Crozier said. "These nine athletes all excel both on the field and in the classroom."

"We spent a lot of time getting to know these athletes as people," Crozier added, "and we are looking forward to watching them unleash their potential on the field for us."

Marie-Josee Carpentier • San Clemente, CA
5-6 • F • Saddleback Valley Christian HS / Slammers FC

Carpentier earned the SVCHS Athlete of the Year Award in May 2017 after helping the Warriors from San Juan Capistrano advance to the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division 7 playoffs.

As a senior, the All-San Joaquin League honoree (who holds program records for goals in a game, season and career) and four-year captain has led her squad to an 8-0 start to conference play (11-2-1 overall).

She also was a two-year captain for her club (based in Newport Beach), a Southern California Developmental Soccer League finalist.

Carpentier, who goes by MeJ, also plays volleyball and is a National Honor Society student. Carpentier will major in Kinesiology.

Ava Dorvillier • San Diego, CA
5-8 • GK • University City HS / LA Galaxy SD

A four-year starter for the Centurions, the All-Western League honoree helped lead UCHS to the 2016 San Diego Section Division 2 championship game (finishing her second of three straight postseason appearances), including denying three penalty kicks in the semifinals to secure the program's first title match appearance in 13 years.

As a freshman, she led Division 1 of the SDS with 165 saves, and has stopped 412 shots on goal over the past three seasons (a span that included 21 shutouts).

In club season, Dorvillier has also played for the DMCV Sharks of Del Mar, winning the California Regional League title in 2016 before taking the Cal South National Cup crown in 2017 (when she conceded only one goal in seven matches). This past year, Dorvillier played in the Women's Premier Soccer League's Pacific South Division and in 2017 was invited to attend a Puerto Rican Football Federation camp as a member of their U-20 national team pool.

Dorvillier is a back-to-back San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic honoree, in addition to being a Yearbook photo editor and participating in Casas de Luz, La Jolla Sunrise Rotary and Heifer International. She'll major in Business.

Mackenzie George • Roseville, CA
5-3 • F • Woodcreek HS / Placer United SC

George was named MVP of the Sierra Foothill League following her junior season, which saw the Timberwolves advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 title game. George posted 14 goals and nine assists in 2016-17, leading WHS to a league championship along with a California ranking of No. 14 by

An all-league honoree since 2015 (during which she played in her first of three straight section playoffs), George also helped lead her club out of Loomis to a Surf Cup title and Davis Legacy championship, along with a Pleasanton Tournament crown.

George has three uncles who played professional soccer in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including Seth (with LA Galaxy) and Sam (for the New England Revolution, Tampa Bay Mutiny and Chicago Fire), as well as a cousin, Machaela, who currently plays collegiately at Santa Clara.

An honors student who also participates in FFA, George will major in Liberal Studies (minoring in Kinesiology).

Megan Hansen • Sacramento, CA
5-7 • M • Rio Americano HS / San Juan SC

Hansen currently has seven goals and six assists for a Raider squad ranked 11th in the state by MaxPreps, unbeaten at 14-0-2 overall and 8-0 in the Capital League. As an all-league team captain, she has helped RAHS go 46-15-8 altogether (30-3-5 in conference play), a stretch including a trip to the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division 3 championship match.

Her club program also reached a national ranking of No. 2 in 2013, prior to qualifying for the Surf Cup final in 2014.

Hansen's older sister Emily played in the midfield and back line for the Mustangs from 2014-17, ranking No. 5 in school history with 72 career starts, while her dad Paul played for the Mustang men's team from 1985-88, going on to a pro career from 1993-2001 for the Sacramento Knights.

In addition to playing basketball for the Raiders, Hansen is also a Scholar-Athlete honoree and California Scholarship Federation student. She'll major in Kinesiology.

Monserrat Hernandez Marquez • Watsonville, CA
5-2 • M • Aptos HS / Santa Cruz County Breakers

In 2017, Hernandez Marquez compiled 20 goals and 11 assists for the Mariners en route to becoming the first junior in nine years to earn the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League MVP award, along with being named the Register-Pajaronian's Player of the Year.

Hernandez Marquez, coached by Jessica Perkin (a member of Santa Clara's 2001 NCAA championship team), also was selected as a TopDrawerSoccer Winter State Star in 2017.

Including an SCCAL Forward of the Year sophomore season, as well as a first-team all-league freshman debut, Hernandez Marquez has led Aptos to three consecutive league championships at a combined 33-0-3 (45-7-7 overall), culminating in a trio of Central Coast Section Tournament appearances both in Division 2 (reaching the semifinals in 2015) and the Open Division (semifinals in 2016 and quarterfinals in 2017).

Coming from the same club program as former all-conference and World University Games member Kendra Bonsall, Hernandez Marquez helped the Breakers to a regional ranking of No. 14 in 2017 while winning the Davis Legacy Player of the Tournament accolade.

Hernandez Marquez, who also competed in cross country at Aptos and earned a Seal of Biliteracy, will major in Kinesiology.

Sophia Mendoza • San Jose, CA
5-2 • M • Archbishop Mitty HS / Santa Clara Sporting SC

Mendoza has helped lead the Monarchs to three straight West Catholic Athletic League championships, followed by a Central Coast Section Division 2 title her freshman year, plus trips to the Open Division semifinals and final as a sophomore and junior.

A two-time San Jose Mercury News All-Area honoree, Mendoza has 30 career goals and 28 assists as a captain for Mitty, which has consistently been ranked in the top 25 nationally over her four seasons while going a combined 65-8-12 (32-2-7 in the WCAL).

Mendoza, an All-CCS and all-league selection, also helped her club win the Surf Cup championship in her division and the San Diego College Cup Showcase title, both in 2017. She also played in Gothenburg, Sweden with the NorCal Player Development Academy that summer, winning the Gothia Cup.

Mendoza's mom Shannon was also an NCAA student-athlete, as a gymnast for San Jose State, while her father Roberto also attended Cal Poly, graduating in Architecture. Mendoza will major in Business (minoring in Spanish), with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

Brooke Rubinstein • Davis, CA
5-5 • F • Davis Senior HS / Davis Legacy SC

Rubinstein, a gold medalist at the 2017 Maccabi Games in Israel, helped the Blue Devils win back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 championships in 2016 and 2017, as well as three straight Delta League crowns (going 46-1-5 altogether since 2015). At 74-2-8, Davis has been ranked in the top five in the state for three consecutive years, including No. 1 in 2016 (also No. 9 in the nation).

Currently a captain, Rubinstein was chosen as the Davis Enterprise's Athlete of the Week on Jan. 30 after helping the two-time defending section champions extend their unbeaten streak to 58 games. She also helped her club win a pair of State Cup championships and a Blues Cup, and earned the Player of the Tournament award at the 2013 Premier Cup.

A former teammate of Mustang sophomore-to-be Sidra Bugsch, Rubinstein is also a division finalist in both the 100-meter dash (owning a career best of 12.27 seconds) and 200m (25.40), as well as a member of the 10th-place 2017 CIF State Championship 4x100m relay squad (47.39) in track.

Rubinstein, a California Scholarship Federation student whose mom also attended Cal Poly, will major in Political Science.

Emily Talmi • Granite Bay, CA
5-5 • D • Granite Bay HS / Placer United SC

Talmi has helped lead the Grizzlies to three straight Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, including a trip to the Division 2 championship in 2016, followed by a return to the semifinals in 2017.

A varsity player since helping GBHS win the Sierra Foothill League championship in 2015, Talmi has led her squad to a combined 43-15-11 overall mark, earning all-league honors and being named a captain in 2018.

Her club (from Loomis) also won the 2017 Thanksgiving Surf Cup title, after winning back-to-back NorCal Premier Fall League crowns in 2013 and 2014. From 2013-16, Talmi also traveled with US Club Soccer's Player Development Program, facing the Japan Youth National squad in friendlies.

A Scholar-Athlete honoree and California Scholarship Federation Lifetime Achievement award recipient (along with participating in Link Crew, TopSoccer and Every 15 Minutes while being an editor for the Granite Bay Gazette), Talmi will major in Business (minoring in Psychology).

Madison Williams • Fort Collins, CO
5-7 • F • Rocky Mountain HS / Arsenal Colorado

Over her first three seasons for the Lobos, Williams has scored 11, 13 and 10 goals, as RMHS has gone a combined 37-13-2 overall (28-7-1 in Front Range League play), ranked in the top 20 in the state every year. A second-team all-state captain and TopDrawerSoccer Spring State Star last spring, Williams has led the school to a trio of consecutive Class 5A postseasons, including a quarterfinals appearance in 2016.

Also a member of the Fort Collins Soccer Club, Williams helped her '99 Academy Team claim the 2017 Region IV title in Seattle, in addition to winning five State Cup championships (two in MVP fashion), part of a 217-27-32 combined run.

Also a Fort Collins Coloradoan Athlete of the Week, Williams (who assisted on a career-best eight goals as a sophomore) has also competed in track.

An honors student, Williams will major in Kinesiology.