3 - Jenny LaPonte
Jenny LaPonte
Height: 5-3.5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.
High School: Castro Valley HS
Position: Defender

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Saw time at forward, midfield and defender in 19 games, starting 10 ... scored first collegiate goal in 32nd minute of 3-0 season opening win over San Jose State (Aug. 22) ... first career start at defender vs. then-No. 5 Notre Dame (Aug. 31), had one shot on goal ... made second career start at defender vs. then-No. 1 USC (Sept. 5) ... notched first career assist on Alyssa Chun's goal in first half at then-No. 21 Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 7) ... scored lone goal for Broncos vs. Cal Poly (Sept. 19), ending a two-game scoreless streak for the Broncos ... suffered a broken nose vs. then-No. 22 California (Sept. 28) ... started at forward vs. Arizona (Oct. 5) ... started at forward vs. then-No. 20 USD (Oct. 12) ... scored lone Bronco goal vs. Saint Mary's (Oct. 17) ... scored fourth goal of the season vs. San Francisco (Oct. 19) ... started at defender at Pepperdine (Oct. 26).

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Member of U14-U17 teams.

CLUB EXPERIENCE: Member of MVLA and Mustang Fury ... regional semi-finalist ... member of state team U14-U16 team and regional team U14-U16 teams.

AT CASTRO VALLEY: A 2008 graduate of Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, Calif. ... coached by Paul McClain (soccer) and Peter Brewer (cross country) ... did not play her senior year due to injury ... team was the first seed of the NCS two straight years and also a semi-finalist ... 2007 and '08 All-American ... first-team all league ... member of the Harry Potter fan club and named 'Most Flirtatious'.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Lance and Debbie LaPonte; dad graduated from Cal State East Bay and mom graduated from Healds ... born in Castro Valley ... has two siblings, Jessica, a student at Cal State East Bay, and younger sister Michelle ... hobbies include gymnastics, wakeboarding and snowboarding ... major is undeclared in the College of Arts and Sciences.