Two players from last season's Cerritos College women's soccer team have signed scholarships with four-year schools. Sophomore defender Jacky Beristain, who played her freshman season at South Carolina State University, has signed with Western Oregon University, while freshman midfielder Stephanie Nava has transferred to Dixie State University, where she will have three years of eligibility.
Beristain, a 2nd Team All-South Coast Conference South Division selection, scored her lone goal of the season to help keep the team's season alive. In the final minute against San Diego Mesa College, Beristain headed home a goal to send the game into overtime, where the Falcons pulled out a 2-1 win. She started 16 of the 20 games in which she appeared and was one of the anchors on the defense that helped Cerritos record 15 shutouts on the year and conclude the season with a 20-2-1 record.
As for Nava, she finished third on the team with 10 goals and was a 1st Team all-conference pick. She accounted for all three goals in a 3-0 win over El Camino College and also scored the first goal in a 2-1 2nd Round Southern California Regional Playoff game. Nava also accounted for a goal and assist in a pair of games and registered eight of her goals in the last nine games in which she played.
Joining a Western Oregon team that already consists of two former Cerritos players, Beristain will help the Wolves improve on a 3-11-2 season. She will be joining Amber Whitmore and Dana Jacobs, who played their junior years in 2017. The Blazers went 12-6-0 last year, which included losses in their final three games which kept them out of the post-season. Nava will be a midfielder and will look to add to their offensive attack.
They join Itzel Ballesteros and Maria Hernandez, who have already signed with Lincoln Memorial (TN) University.
January 20, 2018 W. Soccer: Trio of players receive their All-American awards
December 7, 2017 W. Soccer: Falcons have three named All-American
November 25, 2017 W. Soccer: State championship reign comes to an end
November 21, 2017 W. Soccer: Pair of first half goals powers Falcons in playoff win
November 18, 2017 W. Soccer: Defending champs advance with OT win
November 15, 2017 W. Soccer: Team sweeps divisional awards
November 14, 2017 W. Soccer: Cerritos seeded #4 for playoffs
November 11, 2017 W. Soccer: Win extends streak to 14 games in a row
November 9, 2017 W. Soccer: Falcons clinch division title with win
November 7, 2017 Cerritos soccer to host Operation Care Package
November 7, 2017 W. Soccer: Divisional title one win away for Falcons
November 3, 2017 W. Soccer: Shutout extends win streak to 11 games
October 31, 2017 W. Soccer: Stephanie Nava scores three times in win
October 27, 2017 W. Soccer: Trio of second half goals leads Falcons
October 24, 2017 W. Soccer: Weather and depth leads Falcons to win
October 20, 2017 W. Soccer: Early deficit doesn't faze Falcons in 3-1 win
October 17, 2017 W. Soccer: Mia Ramirez scores three times in win
October 13, 2017 W. Soccer: Victory over Mt. SAC extends win streak to five
October 6, 2017 W. Soccer: Itzel Ballesteros ties school record in win
October 3, 2017 W. Soccer: Offense puts nine on the board in win
September 29, 2017 W. Soccer: Falcons open divisional play with win
September 24, 2017 W. Soccer: Cerritos rebounds after first home loss in five years
September 20, 2017 W. Soccer: Home loss first in five years for the Falcons
September 19, 2017 W. Soccer: Team to honor 2007 state championship team
September 15, 2017 W. Soccer: Cerritos remains unbeaten after win
September 12, 2017 W. Soccer: First home game yields 7-1 win
September 10, 2017 W. Soccer: Falcons put four on the board in shutout win
September 7, 2017 W. Soccer: Team held scoreless in draw
August 29, 2017 W. Soccer: Cerritos explodes for 11 goals in season opener