Sofia Patronas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downey, Calif.

High School:
Downey HS '05

Height:
5-4

Position:
Atk

Major:
Spanish

2008: Played in all 37 games... Scored 13 goals with 26 assists (T2nd on team) in just 355 minutes... Supplied 24 steals and 6 field blocks on defense... Posted season-high 3 assists twice: in home opener vs. Sonoma State (1/26) and home finale vs. Pacific (4/18).

2007: Scored 13 goals with 18 assists in 31 games played... Totalled 290 minutes... Shot 13-for-31 (.419) with 18 assists... Performed first collegiate hat trick vs. Cal State East Bay (1/28)... Scored 2 goals in Aggie Shootout opener against Sonoma State (3/30).

2006: Played all 34 games, logging 325 minutes... Scored 7 goals with 12 assists... Also had 13 steals with 5 field blocks... Had two 2-goal games: vs. Cal State East Bay (1/29) and UC Santa Cruz (2/5).

DOWNEY HS '05: Named to NISCA All-America third team as a senior, crowning a season in which she was named Southern Section Player of the Year and San Gabriel Valley League MVP... Earned all-league and all-section distinction for three straight seasons... Team won section Div. VI title in 2005, posting a 24-7 record... Also excelled in swimming, advancing to CIF-SS 100 fly finals three times, setting school record for that event... Won five SGVL titles: three in 100 fly, two in 200 IM... Selected as school's Female Athlete of the Year in 2005... Won Scholar-Athlete honors for both sports all four years... Also competed for El Rancho WPC (Pico Rivera, Calif.), helping lead team to 12th-place finish at 2005 Junior Olympics.

PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles... Majoring in Spanish... Parents are Socrates & Maria Patronas, whom she lists as non-sports heroes... Youngest of three siblings, including Ekaterini (23) and Elisseos (27)... Career highlight was winning Southern Section championship as a senior... Dream vacation would be a return trip to Greece.