The freshman started just one but played in all 21 games for the 12-4-5 Hornets and contributed mightily from her defensive midfield spot. The two-time All-Bay Valley Athletic League performer took 13 shots, four were on goal and she scored her first and only goal in a 5-1 win over Fresno State.
Other East County high school athletes now starring in college include:
Kayce Brawley (Deer Valley soccer, Sonoma State): The junior forward started 11 of 17 matches for 10-7-2 Sonoma State, recording one goal and one assist. Also a star volleyball player for Deer Valley, Brawley scored a game-winning goal against Cal State Monterey Bay in 2006. As a freshman she was part of a defense that gave up just 18 goals all season.
Alli Cecchini (Liberty volleyball, Florida): A 2005 All American for Liberty, Cecchini played in 18 matches for the 29-3 Gators, which lost in the NCAA semifinals. The backup setter had 34 assists and 20 digs. Cecchini, ranked the 34th best senior in the country by prepvolleyball.com in 2005, figures to get more playing time next year with the graduation of starting setter Angie McGinnis.
Mike Leslie (Freedom wrestling, Southern Oregon): The 174- and 184-pound junior transferred from Sierra College, where he finished fourth in the state. In a 24-12 win over Menlo earlier this month, Leslie recorded a 9-6 win over Cody Wilcox. Leslie is ranked No. 4 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on the West Coast.
Eddie Miller (Antioch basketball, Cal): The 6-4 freshman remarkably made the Grizzlies squad as a walk-on after a stellar career at Antioch, where he was a two-time all-BVAL performer. In seven games, Miller has scored two points and grabbed three rebounds.
Mac Peterson (Deer Valley basketball, San Jose State): After an All-state season at Diablo Valley College, where was the conference MVP, Peterson is a sophomore at San Jose State. In 12 games for the 9-8 Spartans, Peterson, a 6-2 guard, averages 16.2 minutes and 3.6 points per game. He has 21 assists, 17 rebounds and only six turnovers.