PEPPERDINE 2009: Appeared in a career and season high 13 of the team's 19 matches, starting seven and totaling 449 minutes of playing time ... Placed one of her three shots on goal.
PEPPERDINE 2008: Made her collegiate debut in Pepperdine's 6-0 win over Idaho State (9/26), playing seven minutes ... Recorded first career shot and placed it on goal at UCLA (10/3), a game in which she played a season high 23 minutes ... Appeared in seven matches.
CLUB: Has played with Placer United Prestige and the Roseville Diamonds ... Was a team captain with the U-19 Prestige team that won the 2008 Northern California title and was ranked #3 in the region and #4 in the nation.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oakmont High School, located in Roseville, Calif., in 2008 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Named co-MVP of the Sierra Foothill League as a senior and was MVP as a junior ... A four-time All-Pioneer Valley League first teamer ... Had 12 goals and 10 assists as a senior and 55 goals and 34 assists in her career ... Team won two league titles and was the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champion in 2005, her freshman year ... Also lettered in basketball and was an all-league player ... Was valedictorian of her graduating class and a Placer County Academic All-Star.
PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... Daughter of Pat and Cindy Garcia ... Her father played football at Chico State ... Has two sibilings, Kaila and Karlie ... Has an aunt and a grandfather who were student-athletes at Saint Mary's ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose Pepperdine because of "its excellence in academics, the soccer team, the coaching staff and the fact that it is a small private university."
FAVORITES: Enjoys Sunday night dinners with her family, playing basketball and football and eating sunflower seeds with her best friend ... Lists her sports hero as Joe Montana ... Favorite pro soccer player is Lionel Messi ... Favorite pro soccer team is Manchester United ... Favorite book is The Wedding ... Favorite movie is Tristan and Isolde ... Favorite musical artist is Coldplay ... Favorite things about soccer are "the competitive environment, the emphasis on teamwork and the thrill of scoring a goal or helping to create goal-scoring opportunities."