Rafaella Bucur

Rafaella  Bucur


Laguna Hills, CA

High School:
Laguna Hills



West Coast FC ECNL

2017 (Junior): Appeared in 19 matches, making 18 starts...attempted two shots, one on goal. 

2016 (Sophomore):
Appeared in 18 matches, making 13 starts in backfield.

2015 (Freshman):
Appeared in 16 matches, making 14 starts...led all freshmen in minutes played (1,362)...attempted two shots, one on goal.

Club/High School:
Lettered four years in soccer and three in lacrosse...First-team All-CIF Southern Section, Sea View League MVP, first-team all-county, team captain, Sea View League Champions and CIF Div I finalist as a senior...high school soccer coach was Kevin Macare...also team captain of lacrosse team...all-league as a sophomore and junior...led lacrosse team to undefeated season and Sea View League Championship...played club soccer for West Coast FC ECNL, coached by Gus Castaneda...led West Coast FC to second place at ECNL National Finals...AF teammates Kaitlyn Cook, Brooke Kunzelman and Hailey Laub were also a teammate at West Coast FC...team co-captain of club team for four years...ECNL San Diego all-event team 2013...scholar athlete...CSF member all four years.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Emanuel and Karyn Bucur...has two older sisters...nickname is Rafi...hobby is hiking...favorite food is pasta...favorite class subject is history...enjoys listening to Lady Antebellum...favorite TV show is New Girl...person in history she'd most like to meet is her grandpa...something not many people know about her is that she played lacrosse and loves to bake...advice to young people is to keep challenging yourself and never give up...credits her dad as having the biggest influence on her sports career because "he has always been there for me and always pushed me to do better and to never give up"...most noteworthy thing about her home town is they discovered dinosaur fossils in her city...best personal moment in soccer is saving a goal that allowed team to win the league cup...when away from soccer, likes hiking on trails, going to the beach with friends and watching movies...favorite athlete is Abby Wambach because she coached her when she was eight years old and encouraged her to go farther...aspires to go to last school upon graduation and become an attorney.

Bucur's Career Stats

Year Games-Started Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW
2015 (Fr.) 16-14 0 0 0 2 0 0
2016 (So.) 18-13 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 (Jr.) 19-18 0 0 0 2 1 0
Career 53-45 0 0 0 4 1 0
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