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NCAA Jun 27, 2024

University of San Diego signs local midfielders Emma Elias and Jenna Rubidoux

(Photo Credit: University of San Diego / Alex McKeon)

SAN DIEGO – Head coach Greg LaPorte and the University of San Diego women’s soccer program have announced the addition of two new Toreros, who joined the active roster this spring.

Joining the Toreros are Emma Elias (San Diego, Calif./Mater Dei Catholic HS) and Jenna Rubidoux (San Diego, Calif./Air Force).


Position: Midfield
Hometown/High School: San Diego, Calif./Mater Dei Catholic HS
Club: Rebels SC
Career Highlights:

  • Elias was a varsity starter for Mater Dei Catholic for all four seasons of high school.
  • During her freshman season, Mater Dei went undefeated and took home their league title.
  • Her senior season of high school was cut short due to a knee injury but recovered to join the Toreros this spring.


Position: Midfield
Hometown/High School: San Diego, Calif./Christian HS
Previous Team: Air Force
Career Highlights:

  • Spent her first two collegiate seasons at Air Force, where she appeared in 35 games and made 26 starts.
  • Tallied four goals for eight points over two seasons, including a career-high three goals in 2022.
  • Recorded 2,354 minutes over the 2021 and 2022 seasons and will enter San Diego as a second semester junior.
  • Scored Air Force’s game-winning goal as a freshman in a 2021, 1-0 win over Navy.
  • Played her club soccer locally for Albion SC.

Elias and Rubidoux join Katie Bessemer (Sacramento State), Aliya Garrett (Salt Lake CC), Elle Soleau (San Francisco/Boise State) and Natalie Yoo (Texas A&M/Coastal Carolina) as newcomers for the 2024 season.

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