Tuesday, December 01, 2015 • 05:36

VCHS grad Hannah Sanders leads Long Beach State women's soccer team

Hannah Sanders has been a key contributor on the soccer field at CSU Long Beach this season.
September 10, 2013
Hannah Sanders, a 2011 graduate of Valley Center High School, is making her mark on the soccer field at the college level for California State University, Long Beach.

Sanders recently scored the game-winning goal in a 1–0 win for the 49ers over Loyola Marymount, marking her sixth point in five games so far this season.

The goal came in the early minutes of the second half, when Sanders took a cross in the box and fired a shot. The Loyola Marymount keeper made the initial save, but Sanders collected the rebound and sent the second shot into the back of the net for what proved to be the game-winner.

Sanders now has two goals and two assists in five games so far in her sophomore season at Long Beach State. She has started all five games this season and has taken four shots on goal to tally her scoring numbers.

Last season, Sanders was named to the Big West All-Freshman Team after she started 11 of 14 games played, including every conference match. She finished with one goal on ten shot attempts when she found the back of the net at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 30. She also assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1–0 victory against San Diego on Sept. 21.

In her high school career at VCHS, she lettered all four years in soccer and led the Lady Jaguars to the CIF quarterfinals in 2009, 2011 and 2012. She was a three-time first-team All-Valley League and MVP selection (2010–12) and also lettered four years in track, two in cross-country and two in tennis. She helped her track team capture back-to-back Valley League and CIF Division II championships (2011–12).

At Long Beach State, Sanders is majoring in sports psychology.

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