WJU well represented on women's all-conference team
A pair of El Dorado Hills natives were among the women’s soccer players honored last week by the California Pacific Conference.
Lindsey Cesena, a sophomore at William Jessup University who attended Ponderosa High School was one of two players to share the Player of the Year award while Oak Ridge grad Sabel Maguire was the league’s Newcomer of the Year. Maguire plays at Holy Names University in Oakland.
The all-conference team provides a preview of what is to come in the future of Cal-Pac women’s soccer. Twenty underclassmen dominated the squad, including the co-players of the year - junior Courtney Opie from Simpson University joined Cesena as the conference’s top players.
William Jessup University, who finished in second place with a 7-2-1 conference record, placed three players on the first team of the California Pacific all-conference women's soccer squad, two on the second team and one honorable mention.
In addition to Cesena, William Jessup sophomore Jacque Cassell and junior Angela Lira were named to the first team. Freshman Elli Tremblay, who played her prep soccer at Roseville High was a second team selection for the Warriors along with freshman Taylor Rose Greasley.
California Pacific Conference all-conference team:
Co-Players of the Year: Courtney Opie, Simpson & Lindsey Cesena, William Jessup
Defender of the Year: Melissa Grimmond, Holy Names
Newcomer of the Year: Sabel Maguire, Holy Names
Freshman of the Year: Britney Machado-Potestio, Holy Names
Coach of the Year: Nick Lusson, Holy Names
Rebecca Borrelli, freshman defender, Simpson University
Jacque Cassell, sophomore midfielder, William Jessup
Lindsey Cesena, sophomore goalkeeper/forward, William Jessup (Ponderosa High)
Melissa Grimmond, senior defender, Holy Names
Cher’rond Henderson, senior defender, Bethany
Angela Lira, junior forward, William Jessup
Sabel Maguire, junior defender, Holy Names (Oak Ridge)
Nikol Molano, freshman forward, Holy Names
Lacey Musante, sophomore defender, Menlo
Courtney Opie, junior forward, Simpson
Monique Reyes, sophomore midfielder, Holy Names
Chelsea Satterwhite, freshman midfielder, Mills
Erica Udell, sophomore defender, Holy Names
Other local players of note:
Taylor Rose Greasley, second team, freshman midfielder, William Jessup
Elli Tremblay, second team, freshman defender, William Jessup
Chelsea Aberson, honorable mention, William Jessup