Roni Yadlin
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    Roni Yadlin

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Irvine, CA

    High School:
    Woodbridge

    Height:
    5-2

    Position:
    M

    Notable: Team co-captain.

    Junior (2007): Appeared and started in all 18 matches...fifth on the team with three points...third on the team with a goal and assist...scored goal against Denver...recorded assist vs. UC Irvine...named to MWC all-academic team for third-consecutive season...also named a MWC Scholar-Athlete for second time.

    Sophomore (2006): Appeared in 11 matches, all in reserve...attempted two shots...named to MWC all-academic team for second-consecutive season...also named a MWC Scholar-Athlete.

    Freshman (2005): Appeared in all 21 matches, starting four...recorded an assist against Colorado College...attempted seven shots, one on goal...named team's most improved player...named to MWC all-academic team.

    High School (Woodbridge): Lettered four years in soccer, track and cross country...Sea View League Athlete of the Year in soccer, track and cross country...first-team all-league as a senior...second-team all-league as a junior...all-CIF as a senior...all-league three times in cross country...team offensive MVP as a junior and senior...National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30, the Knights of Thirty...born May 24, 1987...majoring in astronautical engineering...on the superintendent's list every semester...completed research at the Univ. of Surrey in England this past summer...was also the flight commander for Basic Cadet Training this past summer...something most people don't know about her is that she loves English Premier League soccer, especially Liverpool...advice to young people is to not let anyone keep you from doung what you love and to dream big...has three sisters, Michal, Shiri, and Youval...daughter of Yoram Yadlin and Lynne Abraham-Yadlin.

    YADLIN'S CAREER STATS

    YR	GP-GS	G	A	PTS
    2005 (Fr.)	21-4	0	1	1
    2006 (So.)	11-0	0	0	0
    2007 (Jr.)	18-18	1	1	3
    Career	50-22	1	2	4

    Getting to know Roni.

    Favorite Food: Taco Salad.

    Favorite Class Subject: History/Poli Sci.

    Favorite Book: If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan.

    Favorite TV Show: The West Wing.

    Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams or The Right Stuff.

    Person in history you'd most like to meet and why: The crews of the Challenger Space Shuttle and the Columbia Space Shuttle that were killed because of the inspiration they have had on my life.

    Something not many people know about you: used to live on a Kibbutz in Israel.

    Advice to young people: Reach for the stars, don't give up, and never stop doing the things you love.

    What I like most about AFA women's soccer is: The girls on the team and getting to have fun playing a sport I love.

    Who's had the biggest influence on your sports career and/or life and why: The person who has had the biggest influence on my sports career is my former coach Brad Baker who taught me how to love the game; the biggest influence on my life has been my parents and sisters because of the awesome support, encouragement, and humor they provide daily.

    Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown: The city vegetable is the asparagus.

    Why is soccer your sport?: It's the world's sport!

    Best personal moment in soccer: Scoring a goal in my first Varsity game freshman year.

    What do you enjoy doing away from soccer?: Surfing, snowboarding, running, reading.

    Favorite Athlete and why? Steven Gerrard of Liverpool FC because he is an amazing player who is more concerned about the results of his team than of his individual success or glory- he is truly a team player

    Favorite non-traditional sporting event to watch on TV? PBA Skills Challenge- a competition of trick bowling.

    Career/Life aspirations after school: Grad school, pilot training, F15 or F16, career goal of astronaut, run for public office following astronaut career.

    Inside Women's Soccer