Tritons Add Pair of Accomplished Collegiate Scholar-Athletes
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California women’s soccer team has added two accomplished collegiate scholar-athletes ahead of the upcoming 2019 season, Kami Hoban and Dani Satterwhite. First year head coach Kristin Jones is thrilled for the impact the pair of players will have on the Triton team.
“We are beyond excited to have Kami and Dani join us this year,” Jones said. “What they will bring to our team in terms of competitiveness and experience will be significant as we transition to our new era of UC San Diego women’s soccer.
“More than individual players, I am confident they will complement our talented squad coming back. It is important that they fit into our culture and live by our core values and all of our interaction with them assures me they will do just that.”
Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.
Previous School: LMU
High School: La Costa Canyon
Club Team: LA Galaxy San Diego (formerly Carlsbad United)
-Appeared in 13 games for the Lions
-Scored LMU's Goal of the Year, a game-winner at Purdue
-Won USYS national championship in 2016 with Carlsbad United
Coach Jones’ thoughts: “Kami will be an exciting player for us. She is a strong athlete with grit and determination every time she steps on the field. Her game-winning goal against Purdue while she was at LMU showcases her shooting ability, and between that and her dominance in the air on set pieces, we expect it to be common to find her on the goal sheet after each game.“
Hometown: Laguna Hills, Calif.
Previous School: UCLA
High School: San Juan Hills
Club Team: SoCal Blues
-Member of UCLA’s 2017 NCAA Finalist and 2018 NCAA Elite 8 Team
-ECNL National Championship in 2016 with SoCal Blues
-Four-year varsity starter at San Juan Hills HS
Coach Jones’ thoughts: “Dani’s soccer resume speaks for itself. Her club, high school and college successes are going to bring a wealth of experience to our team. In the CCAA, Dani will be a force in any position and as a staff, that is very exciting for us. Her athleticism will add a new dimension to our group, and we expect her to be a major impact player over her time in Triton uniform.”
Hoban, Satterwhite, and the rest of the Triton team will prepare to begin the 2019 season shortly. At 7 p.m. on Sept. 5, the season begins as UC San Diego hosts Concordia Irvine at Triton Soccer Stadium.
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