Three Falcons soccer players to play for Mexico

Carlos Mariscal and Carlos Mariscal

The Cerritos College’s women soccer trio Jasmine Cornejo, Claudia Ibarra and Jazmin Aguas were selected to play with the Mexican Under-20 National Team as they qualify for the Under-20 World Cup.

The Mexican Under-20 National Team defeated the Haitian National Team on April 3 of a score of 1-0.

The team was then defeated on April 5 by the University of Notre Dame by a score of 4-3.

“It’s definitely the most amazing feeling anyone can have. I honestly don’t have enough words to describe how it felt to step onto that field with that jersey,” Aguas said.

Aguas is not only hoping to take advantage of playing with the Mexican National Team to develop her soccer skills, but hopes it helps her out as a person as well.

“I hope to develop as a player and a person because being apart of the team is more than just soccer, there’s responsibilities behind it and I hope to mature inside and outside of the field,” she said.

Aguas scored four goals and had 12 assists and was named a First Team All-South Coast Conference selection during the 2012 season with the Cerritos College women’s soccer team.

“It feels great representing the country my family is from. Having the honor of wearing the jersey and stepping onto the field is just so exciting,” Cornejo said.

She also added, “I hope by playing with them I become a better player on a higher level and see the game easier. I also would like more experience.”

Cornejo scored nine goals and had four assists for Cerritos College during the 2012 regular season.

While Cornejo and Aguas will be returning for their sophomore seasons with Cerritos College, Ibarra has given a two-year commitment to play with the Mexican National Team.

Ibarra had 16 goals and 13 assists during the 2012 season with Cerritos College.

Ibarra could not be reached for comment.