Briana Oseguera has been described that athlete who doesn’t come around too often.
“She’s fast, she has great vision (of the field) and she makes those around her even better,” said Hervi Rualo, who is coach of the Central Valley Futbol Club.
He was thrilled to see his travel team player of the past three years moving on to play soccer for Notre Dame de Namur University. Oseguera will already join an Argonauts team that will already have several former Valley Oak League players – Yaneli Avila (Lathrop), Abigail Dyer (Kimball) and Sydney Sudaria (Oakdale), to name a few.
Oseguera, who was joined by her parents Mike and Patty, signed her National Letter of Intent in the foyer of the Sierra High gym on Wednesday.
Besides her parents and travel team coach, she also gave special thanks to her trainer / coach Doug Scudder.
“Without their support and guidance over the years, I would not be here right now – they really pushed me,” Oseguera said.
She played both mid field and forward.
Scudder praised Oseguera on her work ethics and her willingness to help the younger players. As her coach and trainer, he also worked on the mental aspects of her game.
Her mother, Patty, acknowledged her daughter’s academic efforts, saying, “She’s worked very hard in school.”
Briana Oseguera is looking at majoring in Kinesiology.
Manuel Pires, her coach at Sierra, was happy to see his star performer of the past few years moving on. “Briana has a love and passion to play in the college game,” he said.
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