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#9 Mekenna DeBack
Position: Forward
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clayton, CA
High School: Miramonte HS
Experience: 3 Letters

What the Coaches Are Saying:

One of the most natural goal scorers they've seen in quite some time... Her speed allows her to create space for herself behind defensive lines and she can finish equally well with both feet... A feisty competitor who will be a great asset to the Bears


As a Junior (2012):

Had two goals for the season... Played in thirteen of the Bears’ twenty-two games... Was a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

As a Sophomore (2011):

Played in 22 matches with seven starts... Third on the team in scoring with 12 points and second on the squad in goals with five... Recorded a goal in three straight matches, including a pair of scores in the win vs. North Dakota State and followed that up with goals against Hawai'i and Kent State... Scored the game-winning goal against Utah in Pac-12 play... Twelve of her 19 shots were on-goal... One of a school-record thirteen Bears named to the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic team...

As a Freshman (2010):

Saw time in 11 games, starting at Arizona State... Scored goals in the drastic wins over Hawaii and Long Beach State


High School/Personal:

Three-year varsity member at Miramonte HS, going undefeated in 2008-09 and was the North Coast Section champion, with deBack notching 12 shutouts... 2009 East Bay Prep athlete of the year and Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) MVP and first-team selection... Helped her team win DFAL and North Coast Section titles as a sophomore (2007-08) and freshman (2006-07)... Attended the U.S. 17 Ruckus Academy for the USL Super Y League... Helped the Super-Y U-16 team to the Super-Y NorCal championships and to semifinal status at the North American National, earning placement on the all-league team... Played on the Lamorinda United '91 team - champion of the U-19 Mustang Stampede and Pleasanton Rage Showcase, finalist for Davis College Showcase... Traveled to Sweden and Denmark to win the Gothia Cup and Vildberg Cup, with Lamorinda United '91 in 2006... Played up one age group in 2008 with the Lamorinda United '90, taking fourth place in the Golden State Soccer League, was a finalist in the U.S. Region H Championship and semifinalist in the Cal Cup and helped the team win the Placer United Foothill Cup, U.S. Club Regional, U.S. Club Nationals (premier division, Greensboro, N.C.) and were quarterfinalists in the State Cup...

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