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Teresa Noyola

School

Stanford

Position
Midfield
Major
Math and Computational Sciences
G
8
A
13
PTS
29

Classroom

Noyola carries a cumulative GPA of 3.54. In 2010, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team, CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 first team, and Pac-10 All-Academic second team. In 2009, she made the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 third team and received Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

Character

Born in Mexico City, Noyola moved to the United States at age 3 and has pushed herself to excel in not only soccer, but a variety of academic disciplines, most notably math and music. Since Noyola arrived in 2008, Stanford has advanced to the NCAA College Cup semifinals each year, after advancing that far only once previously in the program’s history.

Community

Noyola has worked regularly with the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative, a program aimed at inspiring girls to excel in leadership and community service through athletics. This fall, Noyola plans to either continue to work with BAWSI or tutor children in East Palo Alto, a largely low-income city with a high crime rate.

Competition

Noyola is a two-time NSCAA first-team All-American, and is one five players in Stanford history to receive multiple first-team honors. In 2010, she also earned first-team honors from Top Drawer Soccer and was selected to the Soccer America second team. A two-time All-Pac-10 first team choice as well, Noyola set season highs in goals (10) and assists (12) from her attacking midfielder spot last season and was second on the Pac-10 championship team in scoring. On the international front, Noyola played for the U.S. at the 2010 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and, in 2011, played for the full Mexican national team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, helping the Tricolores to their first points (two draws) ever in the competition.