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Matt Sanger
Matt Sanger Image
Head Coach - 3rd Season
Alma Mater: Hope International '09
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x1242

Head Coach Matt Sanger returns for his second season at the helm of the women's soccer program. Coach Sanger took the women's team to a 10-6-2 record in his first season as the head coach after returning to his alma mater. Coach Sanger spent his four collegiate seasons playing for the HIU men and is now hoping to bring his knowledge to the HIU women’s side as their coach.  Sanger’s ability to recruit sets up 2015 as an opportunity for success thanks to the most number of players ever in the program.

Since graduating from Hope International, Coach Sanger has focused his attention on coaching Girl’s Soccer.  From 2009 to present he has been the Head Coach of Girls U19, Girls U17, Girls U16, and Girls U12 for the Strikers FC Soccer Club.  He also serves as the College Soccer Recruiting Coordinator for the boys and girls at Strikers FC North.

In 2010, Coach Sanger was named the Director of Girls Soccer at La Habra High School where he oversees both the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams.  The Sanger led Highlanders have advanced to the CIF Playoffs four of his years as coach.

Two years ago, Sanger started a business called Spotlight Athletic Placement that focuses on walking high school soccer players through the recruiting process headed to college athletic programs around the country.

From 2005-08, Sanger represented Hope International as a member of the men’s soccer team.  Having started nearly his entire four year career as a center back, he wore the captain band for his final two years and earned All-GSAC honors as a Senior in 2008.  With Sanger clogging the middle defensively, the Royals advanced to two National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Tournaments.  The ironic highlight of his career was being named the GSAC Offensive Player of the Week as a defender after heading home the game winning goals in back-to-back 1-0 HIU wins.

Educationally, Coach Sanger earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hope International University in May 2009.

Coach Sanger resides in La Habra, CA, with his wife Natalie, who joins the HIU Women’s Soccer staff as an assistant.  The Sangers attend First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton.

2017 Women's Soccer Roster
Roster for 2017 Women's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
RSKrystal Arreola*SOF/MF5-4Eastvale, CAChino Hills HS
RSAngelica Flores*JRF5-2Placentia, CAValencia HS
RSAlexis Morales*FRMF/F5-3La Habra, CALa Habra HS
RSAnnelle Morales*FR5-3La Habra, CALa Habra HS
00Jacqueline TalleySRGK5-9Whittier, CALa Habra HS
RSJustice Walker*JRGK5-6Huntington Beach, CACypress College
1Casey PulidoSRGK5-5Anaheim, CASantiago Canyon College
2Jade PerezJRF5-7Orange, CACypress College
4Jenna PinkertonFRF5-3Apple Valley, CAGranite Hills HS
5Sara LozoyaSRD5-4Orange, CAMt. San Antonio College
6Leigha WilliamsSOMF5-2Fountain Valley, CAFountain Valley HS
7Jessica RamosFRMF5-2Orange, CAEl Modena HS
9Daisy GallegosJRF/MF5-5Whittier, CARio Hondo College
10Joanna PeroneSRMF5-3San Pedro, CALong Beach City College
12Giselle LeoroJRMF5-4Eastvale, CAEleanor Roosevelt HS
13Jazzmyn EsquivelJRF5-6Hacienda Heights, CALos Altos HS
16Analicia DeCorteFRMF5-4Fullerton, CAFullerton Union HS
17Kelsea ArenadoSRMF5-6Huntington Beach, CAGolden West College
19Jax SkvarlaFRMF/F5-3Anaheim Hills, CACanyon HS
20Miranda FloresSRMF5-6Whittier, CARio Hondo College
21Kelly RuizJRF5-1Anaheim, CAValencia HS
23Jessica BautistaSOD/MF5-8La Habra, CACSU Los Angeles
24Cali DescalzoFRF5-4Yorba Linda, CABrea Olinda HS
25Bekka GuadarramaSOF5-3Jurupa Valley, CAGood Shepherd Christian School
26Brianna GamezSOD5-6Valencia, CAValencia HS
27Natalie ValdezSOD5-8Chino, CADon Antonio Lugo HS
33Emily ColonJRD5-1Orange, CAVilla Park HS
* Redshirt
Matt Sanger Image
Head Coach
3rd season
Natalie Sanger Image
Assistant Coach
3rd season
Scott Dement Image
Assistant Coach
3rd season
Eric Gonzalez Image
Goalkeeper Coach
3rd season
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Grad Assistant
2nd season
W - Soccer
Overall GSAC Streak
4-3-2 (.556) 1-0-1 (.750) Won 1