Madison Haley isn’t the only Ursuline soccer powerhouse to attend Stanford. Alina Garciamendez helped lead Ursuline to four TAPPS Division championships, was a three-time TAPPS District 1-5A player of the year and was rated as the 34th-best college prospect in the class of 2009 by ESPN.

At Stanford, she was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman and Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie first teams and selected to the All-Pac-10 second team and Pac-10 All-Freshman team. As a sophomore, she became team co-captain. During her junior year, Garciamendez was named to the Soccer America MVPs second team, NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team, All-Pac-12 first team and NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team.

She joined the Mexico national team  in February 2008. Garciamendez was a starter for the Mexico women’s national football team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She also started during the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament semifinals on January 24, 2012.

On Twitter she identifies herself as “Mexican National Team #4. Dental Student at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry. Stanford grad.”

Did you know? In college, she collected clothes, especially old cleats, for underprivileged children in Mexico City.


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