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Player Bio: Sierra Cristiano :: Women's Soccer

  Sierra Cristiano
Sierra Cristiano
Player Profile

Irvine, Calif.

High School:
Woodbridge HS





Club Team:
Southern California Blues

General: Expected to be play-making forward or attacking center midfielder... Highly advanced player... Coach Klein says, “Sierra understands what’s required to succeed on the Pac-10 level. She’s my coach on the field”...

2000: Was third on the team in scoring, with three goals and one assist (seven points)... Third on the team in shots, with 24... Played in every match, starting all but one... Had the UA’s only goal in 3-1 loss to USC (11/3/00)... Registered two shots in that game... Scored the UA’s first goal of a 3-2 loss to Brigham Young (10/28/00)... Notched the Cats’ only goal of 3-1 loss at Arizona State (10/26/00)... That was her first collegiate tally... One shot at California (10/22/00)... Tallied two shots at Stanford (10/20/00)... Had one shot each against Washington (10/15/00) and Washington State (10/13/00)... Took one shot at Oregon (10/8/00)... Had two shots, both on-goal, at Oregon State (10/6/00)... Had three shots against Long Island (9/29/00)... Assisted Arizona’s only goal of 1-1 tie with Evansville (9/16/00)... Registered three shots at New Mexico (9/14/00)... Had three shots against Pittsburgh (9/8/00)... Earned her first collegiate start at Vanderbilt (9/3/00)... Had one shot while playing off the bench at Tennessee (9/1/00)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

Prep: Lettered four years in soccer at Woodbridge High School... Two-time All-CIF selection... Three-time All-Orange County honoree and four-time All-Sea View League choice... Team captain as a senior... Helped the Warriors to a runner-up finish in the Sea View League and to a semifinals berth in the state playoffs last season... Owns the Woodbridge career scoring record, with 43 goals... As a junior, was named team Most Valuable Player after leading Woodbridge to an undefeated season that included league and CIF championships... Also set a new school single season scoring record with 21 goals as a junior... Played softball for Woodbridge as well, helping the Warriors to a CIF championship in 1997 and three straight league titles... Honor roll student... Most recent club team, the Southern California Blues, won back-to-back state championships (1997, 1998) and a league championship in 1998... The Blues also won the Surf Cup... Played for the Irvine Strikers club team as well, finishing as the team’s leading scorer twice... Was part of the Olympic Development pool for four years...

Personal: Born Sierra Beth Cristiano on Aug. 23, 1982, in Orange, Calif.... Daughter of Terry and Jean Cristiano... Has an older brother, Matt Benes, and two younger sisters, Jenna and Casey... Major is undecided... Hobbies include listening to music, dancing and going to the beach.

Sierra Cristiano’s Stats at Arizona

Year   GP   GS   S   G   A   Pts   GWG
2000   20   19  24   3   1    7     0