WJU well represented on women's all-conference team

By: Staff Report
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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


First team:

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