Women's Soccer

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    Kristina Noriega
    Kristina Noriega

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westminster, Calif.

    High School:
    Ocean View HS

    Last College:
    UC Riverside

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Defender

    Experience:
    1V

    10/30/2012

    USC Season Finale Brings No. 2 Bruins To McAlister Field

    Trojans take aim at crosstown rival UCLA in a 2 p.m. clash to be televised on Pac-12 Networks.

    10/23/2012

    USC Soccer Brings Ranked Stanford, Cal To Town

    Trojans host No. 1 Cardinal on Friday at the Coliseum, No. 21 Bears on Sunday at McAlister.

    10/16/2012

    Home Again, USC Preps For Two Pac-12 Foes

    Trojans host Utah on Friday and Colorado on Sunday at McAlister Field after a five-game road run.

    10/12/2012

    USC's Road Run Ends In Defeat At Washington State

    Trojans fall 4-0 to the host Cougars in USC's fifth straight game on the road.

    10/09/2012

    USC Soccer Skips Town Again, Visits WSU On Friday

    After five straight OT games, Trojans look to snap a four-game winless stretch this week.

    THIS SEASON
    Kristina Noriega enters her second season at USC as the linchpin in the Trojan defense.

    2011
    Noriega joined USC as a spring transfer and started all 20 games in her first season with the Trojans... A defender, was second on the team in scoring with three goals... First goal as a Trojan was Aug. 26 vs. Kansas... First assist was Sept. 2 at Illinois... Also scored goals vs. Oregon and at UCLA, finishing fourth on the team with seven points in the season.

    AT UC RIVERSIDE
    Noriega started and played in 36 games in her two seasons at UC Riverside... A defender, scored one goal during her freshman year... Named to the 2009 UC Irvine Invitational All-Tournament Team and 2010 Wyoming Classic All-Tournament Team.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Noriega competed in soccer and track at Ocean View High in Huntington Beach, Calif.... Team reached the CIF playoffs three times and won the league championship her junior year... In track, was named the Golden West League MVP in 2007... Was the league champion in the 100m (2006, 07), 200m (2006, 07, 08) and 400m (2006, 07, 08) runs and a member of championship teams in the 4x100m (2006, 07, 08) and 4x400m (2008) relays... Played club soccer for Slammers FC.

    PERSONAL
    Noriega is majoring in sociology... Parents are Rick and Teri... Has two brothers, Ricky and Ryan... Enjoys hanging out with friends and family and going to the beach in her free time... Lists Lance Armstrong as her biggest sports hero... Hopes to continue her education after graduation from USC, and travel to Spain, Australia and the Bahamas... Born Oct. 1, 1991.

    NORIEGA'S CAREER STATS AT USC

    	GP-GS	Shots	Goals	Asts	Pts	GWG
    2011 (So.)	20-20	11	3	1	7	0