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Women's Recruiting Jan 24, 2023

Cal State Bakersfield women’s soccer program adds five to Spring 2023 roster

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Five newcomers have joined the Cal State Bakersfield women’s soccer team for the Spring 2023 semester, progressing their transitions to Roadrunners six months early.

A trio of NCAA Division I transfers – Morgan BurnapStevie Reynolds, and Mariah Winebrenner – join a pair of incoming freshmen – Selena Hernandez and Rehgan Sanders – as the newest members of the `Runner soccer family.

“I am very excited about all five players joining the team this Spring,” said CSU Bakersfield Head Coach Sebastian Vecchio. “Once again, we were able to attract quality talent to our program, but more importantly, quality people!”

Vecchio stated the following on the signing of three transfers: “Morgan, Stevie, and Mariah are eager to get on the field and make an impact just the way Penny SmithHollee Hercik, and Anela Nigito did last Spring when they arrived in Bakersfield.”

Vecchio added more praise for the program’s pair of freshmen recruits: “Selena and Rehgan are two very promising players that graduated high school early to be here in the Spring Semester. Selena will provide a scoring quality in the attacking third. Rehgan can play multiple positions; she is feisty and very competitive.”

See below for more information on each of Cal State Bakersfield’s new signees.

Morgan Burnap

  • Midfielder from Strafford, N.H.
  • Transferred to CSUB from Robert Morris University (Horizon League)
  • Played in eight games for the Colonials
  • 2021 graduate of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy in Northwood, N.H.
  • Two-time First Team All-State honoree and Team MVP for her high school squad
  • Captained Seacoast United Premier 03 team while leading the club in scoring
  • Graduated 11th in her class academically
  • Forward from Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Transferred to CSUB from CSUN (Big West)
  • Appeared in 16 matches, starting seven times as a true freshman
  • Tallied first collegiate assist while playing season-high 65 minutes vs. Portland State Sept. 18
  • 2022 graduate of Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Earned All-Area and All-League honors all four years
  • Tallied 15 goals and eight assists as a senior
  • Guided Rams to quarterfinals of the CIF DII Tournament in 2022

Mariah Winebrenner

  • Goalkeeper from Kingwood, W. Va.
  • Transferred to CSUB from Jacksonville University (ASUN Conference)
  • Played in 11 games for the Dolphins, starting four times
  • Posted a 1.24 goals against average to go with 23 saves
  • Had a career-best nine saves against FGCU on Sept. 25
  • 2021 graduate of 2021 graduate of Florida Charter Academy
  • Earned a 4.1 GPA in high school
  • Mother, Jenifer Clay, competed in ran track in college
  • Forward from Perris, Calif.
  • Graduated from Nuview Bridge Early College High School in Nuevo, Calif.
  • Two-time All-League honoree and led the league in scoring twice as well

Rehgan Sanders

  • Midfielder from Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Graduated from Liberty High School
  • Also competed for South Valley Surf club team

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