Women’s soccer team declared national champions

Sebastian Echeverry

Being officially ranked no. 1 in the nation makes head coach of the Cerritos College women’s soccer team Ruben Gonzalez feels as if he himself “scored in the championship.”

“I feel humble, ” he said. “The feeling has been great all day.” This is the third time the team has been ranked number one by NSCAA in the last six years.

The team played an extraordinary season ending with a record of 24-0-1, defending the state title.

Gonzalez has a very technical eye when it comes to recruiting players with specific talents to fulfill the department’s goals.

“We (coaching staff) have already started the recruiting level.” Gonzalez said. “ We try to see who we will be missing in the next couple years and try to find players with the same characteristics.”

With the women’s team being back-to-back champions, Gonzalez’s recruiting eye has proven to be successful.

Freshman defender Celinna Montano is estatic to see the teams effort honored.

“I’m very happy that we got the win and all our hard work has paid off.” Montano said. “Now we are looking forward to continuing to work hard and getting the title again next year.”