Ceres High School grad Mariah Trevino contributed as a true freshman on the Milwaukee School of Engineering women’s soccer team this past fall in Wisconsin.
“I had a great first year,” she said. “They (older teammates) took me under their wings and showed me the routine. They helped me become a better player.”
Trevino started at left defender for the NCAA Division-III Raiders.
She collected two goals and two assists.
“It was a lot of hard work trying to prove myself as a freshman,” Trevino said.
The Raiders amassed a 12-7-2 overall record and finished in fourth place in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) standings (8-3-1).
Fourth-seeded Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) lost 1-0 to top-seeded Dominican in the semifinals of the NACC Tournament on Nov. 6.
“I’m happy with how we did,” she said. “We made it pretty far. One major challenge was learning to adapt to my new teammates and build chemistry with them. We all got along. That helped with our performance. I think we’ll have another successful season. Hopefully, I do better than I did this season.”
Trevino was recruited by MSOE while playing for the Ceres Earthquakes FC Elite girls soccer team at the Las Vegas College Showcase in March of 2019.
“I get the best of both worlds. I get a good education and get to keep playing soccer."Mariah Trevino
“I get the best of both worlds,” she said. “I get a good education and get to keep playing soccer. The classes are smaller. They’re more hands-on.”
Trevino visited the Wisconsin campus last May.
“I did get offers from other schools but they didn’t have my major (electrical engineering),” she said. “At first, I was a little nervous going to MSOE because it’s far from home. I’ve always lived in California. It’s definitely something I don’t regret. It’s been fun meeting a bunch of different people. I love the weather. It’s not as hot. I saw snow fall out of the air for the first time.”
Trevino was a four-year standout on Ceres High’s varsity girls soccer team.
She totaled 38 goals and five assists as the Bulldogs amassed a 50-24-10 overall record (36-11-4 league) and qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs every season.
Trevino was voted Western Athletic Conference Defender of the Year as a junior.
She anchored the Bulldogs’ defense, which posted six shutouts and allowed one goal eight times.
Trevino’s main position was defender but she also contributed at midfielder and forward.
She totaled eight goals and one assist.
Trevino earned first-team all-WAC honors her senior and sophomore seasons.
She scored a career-high 15 goals and dished out two assists senior year.
She had 10 goals and two assists as a sophomore.
Trevino was selected to the WAC Second Team in the ninth grade.