Mt. San Jacinto College officially kicked off the 2012 season Tuesday hosting Grossmont College at the Menifee Campus.
The Lady Eagles played a scrimmage match on Friday at Redlands University. First year head coach Chauncey Hayes was pleased with the effort on Friday and feels good about his team heading into the season. The Lady Eagles will also host Riverside College on Friday. MSJC has two other non conference home games on the schedule including Tuesday September 11th against Southwestern and Friday September 14th against Pacifica.
All of the Lady Eagle non conference home games will begin at 4 p.m. on the Menifee Campus.
MSJC will start Foothill Conference play on Friday September 21st when they travel to Palm Desert to take on College of the Desert.
MSJC returns five players from last years team. Jamie Ayala returns for her sophomore season after starting 16 of MSJC's 17 matches last year. Ayala had 5 goals and 4 assists during her freshman campaign and is MSJC's leading returning scorer. Goal Keeper Taylor Wolf also returns for her second season.
Wolf did record a shut out in goal last year for the Lady Eagles. A pair of midfielders also return for MSJC in Denise Aguilar and Jasmine Lopez. Also returning for her sophomore season is defender Karina Preciado. These five will be joined by a talented group of freshmen for 2012.