Athlete of the Week--Katherine Alvarenga

Name: Katherine Alvarenga

Year: Freshman

Sport: Soccer

Position: Goal Keeper

Hometown: Inglewood, CA

Major: Kinesiology

Corsair: How did you get into soccer? Alvarenga: I started playing when I was 7 years old on a boy’s team with my cousins. Corsair: Greatest Sport Memory? Alvarenga: When I blocked my first Penalty kick, I was about 8 or 9 years old. Corsair: What are your plans for thanksgiving? Alvarenga: This year I want to spend as much time as I can with my family. I'm planning on transferring soon so I want to spend as much as I can with them. Corsair: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be? Alvarenga: Ronaldinho because he's been one of my favorite players for a long time. Corsair: What was the last movie you saw? Alvarenga: I just finish watching Captain America with my team-mates. Corsair: Artist definitely on your playlist? Alvarenga: Dr. Dre - Deep Cover Corsair: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you? Alvarenga: I would travel to Brazil because it’s a great place for soccer. Corsair: what are your plans after SMC? Alvarenga: I'm planning on transferring to the University of Hawaii for sports medicine. Corsair: Best advice for someone starting soccer? Alvarenga: Try to stay in very good shape, run as much as you can! Especially if your planning to play in college, there's a lot of running involved.

So far, Alvarenga has played 1260 minutes on the season and has only allowed 10 goals. She has a .7143 goal against average and has accumulated 63 saves thus far. In the team’s last game on Friday, the Lady Corsairs lost 1-0 against Canyons College. Alvarenga left the match in the first 10 minutes of the match due to a concussion, but had three saves and zero goals against in that span.