SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara women's soccer program has signed nine standout players to National Letters of Intent, head coach Paul Stumpf announced Friday.
The nine include: Sydney Carr a defensive center midfielder from Los Altos High School, Ashley Dean a forward/midfielder from Yucaipa High School, Anna Dertouzos a forward/midfielder from Calabasas High School, Sydney Fuertes a sweeper/defender from San Clemente High School, Kailey Hackett a defender/sweeper from Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Morgan Idso a forward from San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Makenna Kummer a forward/defender from San Ramon Valley High School, McKinsey Martinez a center midfielder from Rancho Cucamonga High School, and Madeline O'Connor a forward/midfielder from Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach.
Sydney Carr – Defensive Center Midfield/Center Back – Los Altos HS – Los Altos, Calif.
Carr is the daughter of Peggy and Alan Carr…She attends Los Altos High School where she led the team to back-to-back Pacific Coast League championships her sophomore and junior seasons. Carr, a four-year varsity starter, earned second-team all league honors her junior year. On the club level she played for PSV Union FC and helped them to the 2012 U18 Gold Surf Cup finals and to first-place in the 2012 U19 Juventus Tournament of Champions.
Ashley Dean – Forward/Midfield – Yucaipa HS – Yucaipa, Calif.
Dean is the daughter of Benjamin Dean and Tara Compton. She attends Yucaipa High School. Dean played as forward, midfield, and defender for Yucaipa in the Citrus Belt League and was First Team All-CBL choice, CBL Offensive MVP, Playmaker of the Year and First Team All-CIF throughout her high school career. Dean played for the Riverside FC Force on the club level.
Annie Dertouzos – Forward/Midfield – Calabasas HS – Encino, Calif.
Dertouzos is the daughter of James and Judith Dertouzos. She attends Calabasas High School. Dertouzos has earned numerous academic honors, including her school's Varsity Letter Award. She played forward, center/wide midfielder, and defense for her club team, Real SoCal. She was honored as MVP of the 2009 Gothia World Cup for U-15s and she helped her team to the 2012 Surf Cup title.
Sydney Fuertes – Sweeper/Defender – San Clemente HS – San Clemente, Calif.
Fuertes is the daughter of Angel, and Darlene Fuertes. She attends San Clemente High School. Fuertes was a Third Team All-Orange County selection and was voted team's MVP in 2011. Fuertes helped her high school team win two South Coast League Championships and advance to the CIF title game. At the club level, she played for So Cal Blues Soccer Club under Greg Baker, and was a National League Finalist in 2011.
Kailey Hackett – Central Defender/Sweeper – Santa Margarita Catholic HS – Coto de Caza, Calif.
Hackett is the daughter of John Hackett and Carrie Evans. She attends Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and plays central defender and sweeper in the Trinity League. Hackett was First Team All-CIF and First Team All-Far West Region. She helped lead her team to the Trinity League and CIF championships in 2012. Hackett played for the Slammers FC on the club level and helped lead it to the Surf Cup championship in 2012 and a third-place national finish.
Morgan Idso – Forward – San Ramon Valley HS – Danville, Calif.
Idso is the daughter of Barbara and Jeff Idso, and was raised in Danville, Calif. She plays forward for San Ramon Valley High School. Idso is a two-time Honorable Mention All-East Bay Athletics League choice. She helped the Wolves to the CIF North Coast Section Tournament in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Her team finished second in 2012. Idso paced her team in points and assists in 2011 and 2012. She played for the Mustang Soccer Club helping the program to the 2009 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship. Mustang also won CYSA State Cup titles four years in a row, 2008-11. Idso took part in the Olympic Development Program and was a member of the Cal North ODP State Team from 2008-11. She was also in the ODP Region IV Camp from 2008-11 and part of the ODP Regional IV Pool Selection in 2010 and 2011.
Makenna Kummer – Forward/Defender –San Ramon Valley HS – Alamo, Calif.
Kummer is the daughter of Shawna and Tim Kummer, and was raised in Alamo, Calif. Kummer played forward, center defender, and outside back for the San Ramon Valley Wolves. She was coached by Mark Jones and helped lead the team to the North Coast Section Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Kummer played on the Mustang Club soccer team, for whom she was team captain, and she was part of the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program 2007-09.
McKinsey Martinez – Center Midfield – Rancho Cucamonga HS – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Martinez is the daughter of Louis and Kim Martinez. She was raised in Rancho Cucamonga, California and went to Rancho Cucamonga High School. She was coached by Chris Van Duin and played center-midfielder. Martinez was a four-year member of the varsity and was among her team's top-three in scoring over that span. She was a four-time All-Baseline League selection and helped her team to the CIF Division II Playoffs in 2011 and 2012. Martinez played for Fram at the club level, helping them to the 2012 Surf Cup championship. She was also a member of the regional Olympic Development Program pool.
Madeline O'Connor – Forward/Midfield – Corona Del Mar HS – Newport Beach, Calif.
O'Connor is the daughter of Paul and Sue Ellen O'Connor and was born in Newport Beach, Calif. She played forward and midfield at Corona Del Mar High under coach Brian Middleton. A four-year varsity starter, she had 10 goals and three assists as a junior. As a senior she was team captain and was a member of the Newport-Mesa Dream Team. O'Connor helped her team to the Pacific League championship as a sophomore and junior. She was a member of the Slammers FC Club team for seven years and helped the program to the finals of the ECNL National Championship and the Surf Cup in 2012.
From left to right: Sydney Carr, Kailey Hackett and Sydney Fuertes.
From left to right: Makenna Kummer, McKinsey Martinez and Morgan Idso.