16 Laura Hernandez
16 Laura Hernandez
Height: 5-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Jackson HS
Position: MF/F

2010 (Sophomore)
Made one start in 18 matches played, logging 416 minutes. Scored the game-winning goal in the Tigers’ season-opening win at Hawai’i, finishing to the far post in the 1-0 win. Tallied 11 shots, including six on target. Played a season-high 44 minutes in the Tigers’ 1-0 win over Montana on Sept. 24. Made her lone start on Aug. 21 against Wagner in Hawai’i.

2009 (Freshman)
Hernandez closed out 2010 as the second-leading scorer among all eight freshman with two goals and three assists in 19 games played. Laura’s best showing in her inaugural year came during a neutral-site contest against Fordham on Sept. 13. In that contest Pacific shutout the Rams, 2-0, and Hernandez had a hand in both goals with one goal of her own and also an assist. Laura’s first goal of the season found the back of the net on Aug. 30 against Albany in Pacific’s 2-1 victory. On the year, Hernandez landed two goals off 18 shots with 13 being taken on goal. Impressively, both of Laura’s goals scored in 2010 were of the game-winning variety.

High School
A midfielder/forward out of Jackson High School in Everett, Wash., Laura joins the Tigers after finishing her high school career in 2007 as a junior due to her commitments with the Colombian national team. Before missing her senior season due to international duty, Hernandez played two seasons for Jackson HS, leading her team to back-to-back league championships. A two-time All-Wesco League First Team member, MVP and all-area honoree, Hernandez led her team in assists in both of her seasons at Jackson, notching 15 assists as a sophomore and 19 assists as a junior. In the scoring column, Hernandez posted 15 goals throughout her two seasons, scoring a career-best 10 goals as a junior in 18 contests.

International Experience
Despite her success in high school, Hernandez did not play her senior season at Jackson HS as she was called upon to represent Colombia in the U-17 World Cup in October of 2008 in New Zealand. Colombia was one of 16 nations to participate in the inaugural tournament with Colombia playing in Group A with Denmark, Canada and the host nation, New Zealand.

On the club level, Hernandez was a member of the Evergreen Soccer Academy and more recently the Crossfire Premier. With both teams, Laura and her teammates made it to the semifinals of the Washington State Cup before bowing out of the state tournament.

Born in Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia, she is the daughter of Raquel Delos Santos. Laura has one younger brother, Julian Delos Santos. She is majoring in civil engineering.