AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
Took over as starter on left side of midfield.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... Appeared in 20 games, primarily on left wing, with one start ... Career highs of two goals, six assists and 10 points ... Assisted on Roni Merrill's capper in 5-0 rout of No. 12 Azusa Pacific (9/1) in opener ... Scored 81st-minute clincher at city rival Point Loma (9/3) ... Helped set up fellow sophomore Mary Reilly's strike for 4-0 vs. Regis (9/9) ... Lone start came in place of injured teammate Kiera Bocchino in West Region final vs. top-ranked eventual national champion Western Washington (11/18) in Golden, Colo.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
CCAA All-Academic ... Appeared in all 22 games on the left side of midfield, with one start ... Made college debut off the bench in season opener vs. Concordia (9/3) ... First collegiate point came as she assisted fellow true freshman Megumi Barber on 76th-minute game-winner in 2-1 victory vs. No. 14 Cal State LA (9/14) with a left-footed cross from the left wing.
Played with teammate Megumi Barber for Carlsbad Elite during the 2016 summer, finishing as U-18 national runners-up following a 3-0 defeat in title game (7/31) at US Youth Soccer National Championships at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas ... Scored first-half opener during 2-1 victory in national semifinal (7/30) ... Played for Temecula Valley Soccer Academy (TVSA) Hawks from 2005-15.
A 2015 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula ... All-Southwestern League Second Team selection as a senior ... Squad earned the Riverside County Team Academic Award for posting the highest combined grade-point average in the county ... Also competed in cross country and track and field for the Wolfpack.
Born Nov. 12 in Temecula ... Parents are Hudson and Salma Bales ... Has an older sister named Alia who ran both cross country and track at UCSD for four years from 2011-15 ... International studies-political science major with a world literature minor at Roosevelt College ... Career goals after graduating from UC San Diego include earning a master's degree, teaching abroad and/or working for a human rights NGO (non-governmental organization) ... Favorite UCSD moment is Mary Reilly's winning goal with 71 seconds left in regulation to knock out host Stanislaus State in the 2016 CCAA Tournament semifinals ... Another memorable soccer moment was scoring the game-winning goal in high school against her league's top team ... Enjoys reading ... Favorite athlete is U.S. women's national team star and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd ... Top movie is Remember the Titans ... Listens to Walk the Moon ... Lovese chocolate chip cookies.