Rachael Martinez
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Ramon, Calif.

High School:
California HS '07

Height:
5-6

Position:
Mid

Major:
Exercise Biology

2011 TEAM CO-CAPTAIN

2010: Started 16 of 17 games played... Posted 17 ground balls, 4 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers... Picked up 4 GBs at Saint Francis in her lone non-start (3/25)... Had season-best 3 steals vs. Temple (3/6) and Stanford (4/25)... Tallied an assist (one of two for the year) with 2 CTs in opener vs. Cal (2/20)... Earned MPSF All-Academic honors.

2009: Started all 18 games... Recorded 21 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers... Chipped in 3 goals (on 5 shots) offensively... Had 3 CTs each vs. Oregon (2/14) and Stanford (2/22)... Won 3 GBs and 2 draws in finale vs. Louisville (5/1)... Named to MPSF All-Academic squad.

2008: Played in all 18 games, starting 12... Scored on her only shot of the year, converting an assist from Molly Lapolla in first half vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/27)... Also had 11 ground balls, 6 draw controls and 8 caused turnovers for the year... Won three DCs vs. Ohio State (2/29).

CALIFORNIA HS '07: Garnered first-team All-East Bay Athletic League honors as a junior and senior... Voted as team's Best Midfielder each year... Scored 46 goals with 18 assists in 2006, leading team to North Coast Section semifinal berth... Grizzlies went 22-0 and won NCS title the following season... Finalist for Tri-Valley Herald Athlete of the Year and San Ramon Valley Times Spring Athlete awards... Four-year Scholar-Athlete and National Honor Society member... Played club ball for NorCal Elite... Member of Pacific Region team at U.S. Lacrosse nationals in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL: Born in San Leandro, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology, with career plans of becoming a nutritionist... Parents are Glen & Veronica Martinez... Proudest accomplishment was scoring a goal against the U.S. National Team during exhibition game... Moment in history she wishes she could have witnessed was the opening of Disneyland in 1955.