The LeTourneau University women’s soccer staff recently announced the addition of Gina De La Garza, Alexis Segurra, and Rebekah Stevenson.
Gina De La Garza – Defense – 5’2 – McAllen, Texas (McAllen Memorial HS)
De La Garza was a four-year letter winner at McAllen Memorial High School, where they won three-straight district titles and made back-to-back regional appearances. She served as team captain as a senior and was named first team all-conference as a senior and earned second team recognition as a junior. The National Honor Society inducted her as a member of the Distinguished Achievement Program and a Rio Grande Valley Lead Scholar. De La Garza also played for the Houston Dynamo and McAllen FC Strikers Club Teams. At LeTourneau, she plans on majoring in international business at LeTourneau.
Coach Antonisse on De La Garza: Gina is an active defender that plays Outside Back and is intelligent, skilled and tenacious. She is a diligent worker out of the back and plays both sides of the ball equally well. She works hard to help her team win the ball back and then transition into the attack with quality ball possession. We are happy to have her join us this fall!
Alexis Segura – Midfield – 5’3 – Austin, Texas (Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders)
Segura played three sports in high school, in addition to soccer, she was also the member of the cross country and track and field teams. She was named the team’s MVP and Heart of a Champion as a senior and member of the school’s first soccer team in history. Segura qualified for state in the cross country after a ninth-place finish at the regional meet and winning a district title. She was a two-time district champion in the 800-meter run in track and field. At LeTourneau, she plans on majoring in sports management.
Coach Antonisse on Segura: Alexis is an intelligent Center Midfielder with high endurance and a tireless work rate who can get into the attack comfortably and defend effectively. She will be a strong presence and diligent worker in the midfield helping us to improve our team’s overall play and ball possession quality. We are happy to have her join us this fall!
Rebekah Stevenson – Midfield – 5’8 – Conroe, Texas (Conroe HS)
Stevenson has been one of the top players on her high school team, earning first team all-conference honors twice and second team recognition twice. Plus, she was the team’s second-leading scorer as a senior en route to team MVP honors. She is the school’s Co-Female Athlete of the Year, Montgomery Country Overall Scholar-Athlete Silver Award, the Montgomery County Female Soccer Scholar of the Year and the Conroe High School Female Scholar Athlete as a senior. Stevenson has also played the last four years for the Texas Rush ’98 Club Soccer Team. At LeTourneau, she plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.
Coach Antonisse on Stevenson: Rebekah is a highly skilled, intelligent and composed Center Midfielder, who will help us improve our ball possession and gives us strength in the middle of the pitch. She is excellent defensively and brings a physical element to our team with her commitment to winning the ball back and start the transition. We are happy to have her join us this fall!
The LeTourneau University women’s soccer staff recently announced the addition of Riley Blok, Allison Fuller and Cecilia Pichardo for the upcoming 2016 season.
Riley Blok – Midfield/Defender – 5’11 – Kyle, Texas (Lehman HS)
As a four-year starter at Lehman High School, she earned numerous honors including second team all-district and team’s Most Tenacious Award as a senior. Blok picked up first team all-district honors as a junior and on three occasions, she was named academic all-district for her efforts in the classroom. As a sophomore, she was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year; plus for her efforts in the classroom, she was inducted into the National Honor Society. Blok also played for the Lonestar’s 97 Girls Red team.
Coach Antonisse on Blok: “Riley is an outstanding and versatile player who plays Def/Mid primarily in the middle of the pitch. She’s a very skillful, intelligent, athletic player, and we are looking forward to her making a strong impact on our team this fall.”
Allison Fuller –Midfield/Forward – 5’2 – Crandall, Texas (Crandall HS)
Fuller has been a three-year letter winner in both soccer and cross country. In soccer, she earned second team all-district honors as a senior after picking up honorable mention all-district honors as a junior and was a three-time regional qualifier in cross country. She plans to compete in both sports at LeTourneau. The National Honor Society inducted Fuller. At LeTourneau, she plans on majoring in kinesiology.
Coach Antonisse on Fuller: “Allison is going to be a 2-sport athlete this fall in soccer and cross-country. She is a Mid/Fwd who has athleticism, speed, and endurance. We are looking forward to seeing her bring these qualities to our soccer program.”
Cecilia Pichardo – Forward/Midfield – 5’2 – Rancho Cucamona, California (Upland Christian Academy)
Pichardo has played the last three years on the Arsenal FC Soccer Club. At LeTourneau, she plans on majoring in computer science.
Coach Antonisse on Pichardo: “Cecilia is a talented player who will play Fwd/Mid for us. She has the skill and intelligence to help us improve our attack. We are excited to have a playmaker of her ability join us this fall.”
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