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#1 Itzel Gonzalez
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'6"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Tijuana, Mexico
High School: Artesia HS
College: Muir
Major: Structural Engineering
Experience: 3 Letters
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AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2016
D2CCA All-America Third Team ... D2CCA All-West Region First Team ... NSCAA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... CCAA All-Tournament Team ... Took over permanent starting position in goal in fifth and final year in program ... Kept first career shutout and earned first win in opener vs. No. 12 Azusa Pacific (9/1), finishing with career-high six saves ... Couldn't have made a much better start to season, ultimately keeping three successive clean sheets for openers, following suit at city rival Point Loma (9/3) and vs. Regis (9/9) ... Credited with two saves for fourth shutout in CCAA opener at Cal State San Marcos (9/21).

AS A SENIOR IN 2015
Redshirted the season.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
Made two appearances off the bench for just over 37 minutes ... Combined with teammate Kelcie Brodsky on a pair of 3-0 shutouts at Saint Martin's (9/6) and vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (10/30), coming on to finish off both clean sheets ... Saved only shot she faced at SMU ... Faced two more attempts vs. CSUDH.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
Made one appearance, drawing first collegiate start in 1-1 home draw vs. SF State (10/25) ... Credited with a career-high two saves while facing 17 shots over the full 110 minutes.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Completed three road matches off the bench for a total of 35:39 ... Made college debut at Cal Poly Pomona (9/21) ... Also played at Humboldt State (10/7), earning credit for one save, and a season-high 13:44 at Cal State Dominguez Hills (10/14) ... Did not allow a goal in either of first two outings.

INTERNATIONAL
Was selected as one of 21 members and three goalkeepers for Mexico at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan ... Under the direction of head coach Leonardo Cuéllar, Mexico advanced past the group stage (2-0-1) and was eliminated in the quarterfinals following a 1-0 overtime loss to Nigeria at Tokyo's National Olympic Stadium (8/30) ... Did not appear in any matches.

CLUB
Competed for Hawaiian Gardens Eagles Futbol Club (2009), Cypress Futbol Club (2010) and So Cal Infinity (2011-12).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Artesia High School in Lakewood ... Four-year varsity soccer player and two-time captain of the Pioneers ... As a senior, named the Suburban League Defensive MVP and made the All-CIF First Team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team and CIF Division 3 Senior All-Star Team ... Was first-team all-league and an All-CIF Division 3 Second Team pick during junior year ... League's Defensive MVP as a sophomore ... First-team all-league honors as a freshman ... Defensive Player of the Year and Team MVP as a senior, becoming the first soccer player in school history to earn first-team All-CIF distinction ... Member of first AHS side in history to reach CIF playoffs as a freshman, with Pioneers also CIF qualifiers in each of her last three seasons ... Also competed in hurdles for the track and field team and ran cross country.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 14 in Tijuana, Mexico ... Parents are Adrian Gonzalez and Laura Rodriguez, who both attended Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico ... Has an older brother named Dario ... Structural engineering major with a visual arts (studio) minor at Muir College ... Career goal after graduating from UC San Diego is to work in affordable housing, or community-based work, as an engineer or architect ... Counts being part of the Mexico roster at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, and then earning her first start for that side in a friendly against the full national team of Haiti at the University of Notre Dame in April of 2013, as top soccer memories ... A favorite UCSD memory is traveling to Georgetown, Guyana, during Spring break in 2015 with Alternative Breaks, a student organization that focuses on active citizenship through national or international community service ... Was in Guyana with 10 other students to work on the social justice issues of community development, youth empowerment and homelessness in an all-girls orphanage ... Enjoys traveling, art, drinking coffee and surfing ... Roots for Real Madrid and Club Tijuana ... Top athlete is Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer ... Loves donuts.

CAREER STATISTICS
Season GP GS Minutes GA GAA Saves Save% W L T Sho
2012 3 0 35:39 1 2.52 1 .500 0 0 0 0
2013 1 1 110:00 1 0.82 2 .667 0 0 1 0
2014 2 0 37:11 0 0.00 1 1.000 0 0 0 0
2015 - - - - - - - - - - -
Totals 6 1 182:50 2 0.98 4 .667 0 0 1 0

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
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