Alicia Soto on being at Stanford: "For me, being at Stanford University means that I have a made a choice to dedicate myself to become better in all aspects of my life. Unlike other colleges that I looked at in high school, I didn't view Stanford as a final destination. Instead, I viewed Stanford as the place where I could obtain the experiences necessary to begin my own life. Being here at Stanford means I haven't always settled for what is the most convenient or comfortable but rather, I went beyond my perceived limitations. Before I had viewed my college choices as 'where was it best to be from', for example places such as School X or School Y, that I was told weren't always too enjoyable to be at, but awesome to be from. I am so excited that Stanford University is a place where I can be both happy to be at and always proud to be from."
As a Junior in 2007: Appeared in 11 games, starting three of them ... Recorded three ground balls and won one draw control on the season ... Forced one turnover ... Earned MPSF All-Academic honors.
As a Sophomore in 2006: Made appearances in conference matches against Saint Mary's and UC Davis.
As a Freshman in 2005: Played in five games...Recorded one ground ball.
High School: Graduated from Hayfield Secondary in Alexandria, Va....A two-year letterwinner...Recognized as a 2004 United States Lacrosse Academic All-American...First Team All-District performer as a senior...Named Second Team All-Virginia AAA Northern Region...A Virginia Northern Region and Patriot District Scholar Athlete...A Hayfield Secondary Scholar-Athlete...Paced high school team in several offensive categories as a senior, including goals, assists, ground balls, draw controls, and total points...A 2003 United States Lacrosse Academic All-American selection...Earned All-District Honorable Mention honors as a junior...Tabbed for Hayfield Secondary Scholar-Athlete recognition, Virginia Northern Region Scholar-Athlete honors, and named a Patriot District All-American as a junior...Played for the Heros Lacrosse club team...Also earned two letters in soccer...Was a National Hispanic Scholar.
Personal: Born in Santa Ana, California...Parents are Alfred and Lisa Soto...Twin sister, Amanda, also played on the Stanford lacrosse team in 2005...Has a younger brother named Lawrence...Interested in studying cultural and social anthropology or comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford...Father competed in cross country at the United States Naval Academy...Hobbies include listening to music...Lists most exciting experience in sports as traveling with her club lacrosse team to compete at the 2004 Vail Shootout in Colorado...Majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Spanish.
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