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NCAA Dec 16, 2020

University of San Francisco women’s soccer adds pair of 2021 recruits

SAN FRANCISCO – University of San Francisco women’s soccer head coach Jim Millinder announced the addition of Allison Kamansky (Chino Hills, Calif./Chino Hills HS) and Kira Ybarra (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS), who signed National Letters of Intent for the fall of 2021.

In the early signing period the Dons looked to add to their defense.  Kamansky is a 5-foot-6-inch centerback/defender and Ybarra is a 5-foot-9-inch keeper.

“Allison is a lock down defender who is very versatile and can play anywhere in the back,” said Millinder. “She possesses outstanding speed and can get forward and join in the attack as well. I am very excited to have her joining the Dons’ defense. If she continues to work hard at her game she has tremendous upside as a player! I’m looking forward to having her on the Hilltop next season.”

Kamansky attended Chino Hills HS but did not play prep soccer instead participated development academy soccer.  Her freshman year was her inaugural year playing DA soccer.  That season she played for West Coast FC and started 23 of 26 contest, scoring a goal.

As a sophomore playing for OC Surf DA team she helped lead her U16-17 team to a fifth place finish in league.  The following year, she led her So Cal Blues U7 team to a top finish in league and was ranked nationally by Top Drawer Soccer as the No. 1 team in the nation.

“Kira will be joining us in goal,” said Millinder. “She has lots of potential and will compete for playing time straight away I believe. She has a nice skill set that will allow her to compete for the starting job. Jumping to the next level is always a challenge for freshman. I think Kira will embrace the challenge! I look forward to getting her here on the Hilltop!”

Ybarra is a three-time letter winner for head coach Anthony Perez at Long Beach Poly. As the starting keeper for the Jackrabbits she’s helped guide her team to deep runs in the postseason as a sophomore and junior. The two-time All-Moore League honoree in goal tallied 10 shutouts as a last season.

Ybarra also played club soccer, she was the keeper for the ODP Championship team in 2017 and helped her guide her club team to an ECNL National Championship in 2019.

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