2017 Women's Soccer Roster

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2 Kiana Palacios

  • Position
    Forward
  • Height
    5-7
  • Class
    Senior
  • Hometown
    Lake Forest, Calif.
  • Highschool
    Mission Viejo HS

Biography

Mexican National Team
  • Started and played in international friendlies vs. Sweden in July and vs. Canada in February
  • Member of the 2016 under-20 Women's World Cup squad that played in Papua New Guinea that reached the quarterfinals of the knockout round
  • Palacios scored three goals in group stage matches including two vs. Venezuela in a 3-2 victory where she was named Player of the Match
  • Member of the CONCACAF under-20 championships in Honduras in June helping them to a third-place finish and a berth in the 2016 under-20 World Cup
  • Palacios was named to the Best XI for the tournament as a central midfielder scoring in a 2-2 draw in group stage action vs. USA and adding a second goal in the 2-0 third-place match victory over Honduras
  • Joined the under-20 Mexican Natoinal Team in April of 2015

Senior
  • Named Big West Midfielder of the Year, first ever for the program
  • Named to the All-Big West First Team
  • Earned Big West Offensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 4 after scoring three goals and adding an assist in shutout victories over Portland and Toledo as well as a shutout draw with Penn
  • Played in 17 matches, starting 16
  • Tied for team lead with 18 points, six goals, three game-winners, and six assists
  • Named a Senior CLASS Award Candidate
  • Named to the Big West All-Preseason Squad
  • Finished her career with 66 matches played, 65 starts, 24 goals, nine game-winners, 14 assists, and 62 points overall
  • Her 24 goals are tied for fourth-most in program history all-time
  • Her nine game-winners ranks fifth-most in program history all-time
  • Her 62 points ties her for fifth all-time in program history

Junior
  • Named Second Team All-West Region
  • Named First Team All-Big West
  • Started all 16 matches she played in
  • Team leader with 50 shots, 25 on target, 9 goals, 4 game-winners, and 23 points
  • Added five assists
  • Briefly led the nation in goals and points before leaving to serve international duty
 
Sophomore
  • Named Second Team All-Big West
  • Started all 19 matches
  • Team leader with 5 goals, 2 game-winners, 13 points, 48 shots, and 18 shots on target
  • Assisted on 3 goals
 
Freshman
  • Started 14 of the 15 matches she played
  • Scored four goals including a three-match goal streak from Sept. 7 to Sept. 14
  • Posted one assist, a game-winner, as part of a three-point match in a 2-1 victory over UCSB
  • Fired 12 of her 24 shots on target
 
Club
  • Led Slammers FC in scoring this past season
  • Champions of ECNL West Coast, Las Vegas Players Showcase, and FWRL Spring championships
  • Reached the finals of Surf Cup and Cal South tournaments
 
Mission Viejo High School
  • MVP and All-Star team member
  • Two-time all-league
  • League champion and CIF qualifier for track running 4x100 and 4x400 relay races
 
Personal
  • Majoring in education science

Career Totals
Career Totals
YEAR GP-GS MIN G A PTS SH SOG GWG
2017 17-16 1489 6 5 17 50 18 3
2016 16-16 1341 9 5 23 50 25 4
2015 19-19 1390 5 3 13 48 18 2
2014 15-14 937 4 1 9 24 12 0
TOTAL 67-65 5157 24 14 62 172 73 9

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