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Pitalo Announces Thirteen Additions to 2022 Corban Women’s Soccer Roster

VSN (admin) Published Wednesday, August 03, 2022 – 05:00 PM


SALEM, Pray. – In what will be the first recruiting class of her Corban career, Women’s Soccer Head Coach Whitney Pitalo has announced the 2022 Women’s Soccer newcomers that will be taking the field this upcoming fall season.

“We are thrilled for the arrival of our 2022 recruiting class,” Coach Pitalo declared.

“Each player will bring their strengths and unique skillset to the program, and will undoubtedly add value to our team, university, and community. I’m looking forward to the new class making an immediate impact for us on the field and watching them contribute positively to the group,” said an enthusiastic Pitalo.

Pitalo has set the bar quite high in her first season at the helm of the Corban Women’s Soccer program by bringing in 12 signees, all of which can be found below with a brief bio attached to each newly signed Warrior.


Alysia Alvarado – 5’5″ – Forward – Sherwood HS/Peninsula College – Salem, Ore.
Alvarado joins the Warrior Women’s Soccer program after completing a season of collegiate ball at Peninsula College, earning the William & Annie McMullen Award in 2020-21 for her on-field leadership as a source of inspiration, dedication, accomplishment, and as an overall ambassador to the college. At Sherwood High School, Alvarado was a First Team All-Conference selection for the Pacific Conference, and was recognized as one of the top forwards in Oregon.

She intends to join Corban’s Intercultural Studies program during her time as a Warrior student-athlete.

Chloe Beck – 5’1″ – Defender – Santiam Christian HS – Albany, Ore.
An extremely decorated Santiam Christian High School graduate, Beck brings a versatile soccer background with her to Corban University. Beck received First Team All-League recognition in all four years on the backline for the Eagles (2019-2022), and raised the bar even further her junior and senior seasons to clinch Second Team All-State honors.

Beck become the second member of her family to play collegiate athletics, as her mother Jocelyn Beck played NCAA DI Women’s Softball at Oregon State University from 1993 to 1995.

Paula Boza Gil – 5’2″ – Forward – Taule Vinas HS/Iowa Western CC – Barcelona, ​​Spain
Boza Gil joins the ranks of successful international student-athletes to join the Navy and Gold, as she brings with her both All-American and Scholar All-American awards from Iowa Western Community College. The 5’2 junior scored 25 goals during her two-year career at IWCC, starting in 29 of 31 games and adding 17 assists along the way for the Reivers.

Boza Gil plans to continue her degree in Kinesiology during her time as a Warrior.

Ashlee Clark – 5’7″ – Midfielder – Highlands Ranch HS/Converse University – Highlands Ranch, Colo.
An Honorable Mention All-League recognition at Highlands Ranch High School landed Clark at Converse University for her freshman season, where she appeared in all 17 games for the Valkyries, starting in six of them and racking up 932 minutes played.

Clark will continue the pursuit of a degree in Biology while at Corban, in hopes of becoming a Pediatrician in the future.

Carley Diaz – 5’3″ – Forward – Cashmere HS – Cashmere, Wash.
Collegiate athletics runs deep in the family for Diaz, as she becomes the fourth member of her immediate family to become a college athlete, and the third to do so at Corban. Both her parents de ella played sports for Corban when it was still formerly known as Western Baptist College, while her sister de ella, Chloe, currently plays Women’s Soccer for NCAA DII Biola University.

Diaz strongly carried on her family’s name through high school, earning First Team All-League honors all four seasons at Cashmere High School in her hometown of Cashmere, Washington. She earned MVP and Team Captain recognition both her junior and senior years, and garnered First Team All-State and Caribou Trail League Player of the Year her final year of play.

Sabrina Eiley – 5’3″ – Midfielder – University of Belize – Belize, Central America
Eiley becomes yet another highly decorated international player to attend Corban University, as she racked up the recognition while attending the University of Belize in her home nation. Eiley is a three-time Association of Tertiary Level Institutions in Belize (ATLIB) Female Football League Champion, three-time Independence Junior College Runner-Up, and represented her country on the Belize National Football teams on six different occasions, including two appearances as the Team Captain for the U17 and U20 teams. She is the fifth member of her family de ella to make any Belize National Football team, and the second woman to do so.

Eiley intends to complete a Master’s Degree in Business Administration as a Warrior, with hopes to become an Entrepreneur upon graduation to run her own business.

Delaney Fielder – 5’6″ – Midfielder – Mt. Spokane HS – Colbert, Wash.
A standout offensive player at Mt. Spokane High School, Fielder brings passionate leadership and an intense scoring drive with her to Corban. While playing at her hometown high school, Fielder earned the title of Team Captain thanks to her leadership from Ella both on and off the field, as she was the team’s leading goal scorer during her time from Ella as a Wildcat.

Fielder plans to study Business Marketing during his freshman season.

Fatima Jimenez – 5’7″ – Forward – West Salem HS/Western Oregon University/Portland State University – Salem, Ore.
Jimenez joins the Warriors after spending a season with NCAA DII Western Oregon University, appearing in five contests for the Wolves. Prior to her collegiate career, Jimenez racked up the recognition at West Salem High School, being named one of the best Midfielders in the Central Valley Conference. She earned two First Team All-League awards her junior and senior season, and nabbed a Second Team All-League honor her sophomore year. At the club level, Jimenez helped lead the Capital FC Timbers to four straight State Cup Final Championships.

As a Kinesiology major at Corban, Jimenez is planning to become a Physical Therapist once she completes her degree.

Amerika Jones – 5’7″ – Forward – Rochester HS – Rochester, Wash.
Jones begins her collegiate athletic career in her junior year academically after studying for two years at Centralia College in Centralia, Washington. While in high school at Rochester HS, Jones lettered in four different Varsity Sports, including Girls’ Soccer, Bowling, Golf, and Track & Field. She earned Second Team All-League honors in soccer, along with being voted Team Captain and Team MVP.

She will continue studying Business at Corban, hoping to become the owner of her own business one day.

Maria Juarez – 4’11” – Forward – South Salem HS/Willamette University – Salem, Ore.
Juarez joins the Corban Women’s Soccer program after a one-hiatus from the pitch, attending the University of Oregon and earning Dean’s List honors for her academic prowess. Previously, Juarez began her collegiate soccer career across Salem at Willamette University, and brings impressive high school accolades with her. She was a First Team and Second Team All-League standout at South Salem HS, serving as Team Captain while a member of the Saxons. She also assisted her club soccer team, Capital FC Athletica, in earning five-straight State Championships.

Juarez plans to continue studying Business while donning the Navy & Gold.

Jenessa Leon – 5’3″ – Midfielder – Santiam HS – Mill City, Ore.
A Mill City, Oregon native, Leon comes to Corban with multiple sports under her belt, adding both Girls’ Basketball and Cross Country to her resume while at Santiam High School. Outside of her high school experience, Leon played locally with Capital FC in Salem that provided her with the advanced skill set to continue her career to the collegiate level.

Leon intends to major in Chemistry while a member of the Navy & Gold, with plans to continue her education even further that would land her a role in the Dentistry field.

Rylee Loewen – 5’5″ – Defender – West Salem HS – Salem, Ore.
Loewen is one of three hometown signees to join the Navy & Gold, as she recently graduated from West Salem High School following a four-year Girls’ Soccer career. As a member of the Titans’ squad, Loewen assisted in four straight 6A-6 Central Valley Conference titles, earning herself Honorable Mention and Second Team All-League recognition her junior and senior seasons, respectively.

Loewen intends to begin her freshman year studying Health Science while at Corban.

Marina Smith – 5’8″ – Forward – Toledo HS – Castle Rock, Wash.
Smith garners some major hardware coming into Corban, as she earned multiple awards during her high school Varsity Girls’ Soccer career at Toledo HS in Toledo, Washington. Those honors include: Back-to-back Offensive MVPs, All-Area MVP, All-Area Team, three-time First Team All-League, Athlete of the Year, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Player of the Week, and holds the Toledo HS record for most goals scored in a single season.

Smith plans to study Education at Corban, with hopes of becoming a Teacher.

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