20 - Missy Matzen|
|Hometown:||Gold River, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Rio Americano HS|
AS A SENIOR (2008)
One of three Hornets to start all 19 games...saw action in both the midfield and defensive backfield...posted 14 shots in her final campaign, including two on goal.
AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Started 20 of the Hornets’ 21 games in the defensive midfield...earned honorable mention all-Big Sky honors after scoring a career-high two goals and collecting two assists...earned Big Sky all-tournament honors after scoring the Hornets’ first goal in a 2-1 triumph over Portland State in the conference semifinals...led the team in shot percentage, scoring on 21 percent of her nine shots, while collecting one game winning-goal.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Elevated her play and was able to contribute both in the midfield and on the back line, playing in all 21 matches and making 15 starts...saw most of her time out wide in midfield, contributing one goal and one assist during the season...assisted on Sarah Howard’s goal in a 1-1 tie with Colorado College, heading a ball across the goal mouth...scored in Sacramento State’s 3-2 victory over Menlo, one-timing a pass over the top of the defense to the far corner.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
Saw action in nine matches and served as an energizer in both the midfield and the forward line...scored her first career goal in the Hornets’ 5-1 victory over Cal State East Bay on Oct.21...took three shots during the season.
A 2005 graduate of Rio Americano HS...played four years of varsity soccer for the Raiders, advancing to the playoffs for four consecutive seasons under head coach Danny Cruz...she also played for San Juan Spirits ‘88 under head coach Derek Evans, winning the Cal Cup in 2004...the Spirits also reached the state semifinals in 2004...in 2003 and 2004, won the regional championship.
Born Sept. 24, 1987...parents are Greg and Sheryl Matzen...major is media communications.