Jessica Soza
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Walnut Creek, Calif.

High School:
Las Lomas HS '04

Height:
5-11

Position:
Def

Major:
Clinical Nutrition

2007: ALL-WWPA SECOND TEAM... Led team with 625 minutes in 32 games (19.5 per game)... Tallied 31 steals with 21 drawn exclusions and team-high 21 field blocks... Shot 24-for-67 (.358) with 8 assists... Converted 9 of 17 on 6-on-5 chances... Had four-multi-goal games, including lone hat trick vs. Long Beach State (3/26)... Ranks 4th in Aggie history in career minutes (2,141), 544 behind Katherine O'Rourke's school record.

2006: ALL-WWPA SECOND TEAM... Scored 20 goals with 10 assists... Played 730 minutes for 21.5 per-game average... Ranked T2nd on team with 36 steals and led Aggies with 15 field blocks... Shot 8-for-13 in 6-on-5 situations... Had four multi-goal games, including a hat trick at home vs. Pacific (4/21).

2005: Scored 24 goals with 8 assists, 30 steals and a team-best 9 field blocks... Appeared in all 37 games, logging 786 minutes (2nd in Aggie history)... Enjoyed eight multi-goal games, including four in Aggies' six-game homestand in March... Had two hat tricks: first vs. Cal State East Bay (1/30), then against Cal State Bakersfield in WWPA first-round match (4/29)... Hit pair of 6-on-5 goals vs. Roadrunners, finishing season at 9-for-20 in such situations.

LAS LOMAS HS '04: Earned first-team All-North Coast Section and All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League honors as a senior... Also named to All-Contra Costa Times squad that year, scoring team-high 64 goals with 18 assists and 59 steals... Three-time All-DFAL pick... Earned second-team honors in 2001 as a goalie, then switched to 2-meters, where she twice captured first-team merit... Voted team MVP all three years on varsity... Won swimming team's Coaches' Award in 2002... Four-year CIF-NCS Scholar-Athlete honoree in both sports... Played two years of club ball for Diablo Water Polo in Alamo, Calif.

PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif.... Clinical nutrition major... Parents are Tim & Cory Soza... Related to Pio Pico, the last governor of Mexican Alta California... Career goal is to become the sports nutritionist for the San Francisco 49ers.