Maritza Acuna - Soccer

Maritza Acuna - Soccer

Rio Hondo College women's soccer standout Maritza Acuna has been named the 2015-16 Female Athlete of the Year.

Acuna racked up the postseason honors for the record-setting 2015 women's soccer team. She excelled both in the field and in the class room as Acuna was named the Junior College National Scholar Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


Acuna, a biology/pre-med major, helped lead the Roadrunners to the California State Championship final and a No. 8 final national ranking. She was a second-team NSCAA All-American selection for her play on the field as well as a two-time All-Foothill Conference honoree while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is already attending classes as UC Irvine this spring with plans to compete on the Anteaters' women's soccer team in the fall.