3 - Jenny LaPonte
Jenny LaPonte
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Castro Valley, Calif.
High School: Castro Valley HS
Position: Defender
Major: Communications

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AS A SENIOR IN 2011: Made 13 starts ... had one point on the season ... had an assist at Cal Poly on Aug. 28 ... an injury on Oct. 9 vs. Saint Mary's forced her to miss the remainder of the season.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010:  Played in eight games, starting seven, before an injury to her knee against Oregon on Sept. 24 caused her to miss the rest of the season ... registered two assists, one each in consecutive games, against No. 23 Georgia on Sept. 12 and No. 15 Georgetown  on Sept. 17.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Received All-WCC Honorable Mention honors ... started in 22 games this season ... scored a goal at Gonzaga (Nov. 7) ... assisted the game-winning overtime goal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... part of the Bronco defense that kept opponents to a 0.90 goals-against-average and had nine shutouts over the season.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL: 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.