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CalBears.com Chats With the Student-Athletes About the Coaches
A CalBears.com Feature
What the Coaches Are Saying:
Outstanding 1-v-1 attacking play maker who can both create chances as well as take them
As a member of the U.S. U-20 national pool, she has shown herself to be one of the best wide attacking players in the country
Will provide great service for our central strikers
As a Sophomore (2011):
Played in 20 of the Bears' 22 games, starting nine
Doubled her previous year with four goals
Also chipped in two assists
Two of her goals were gamewinners
As a Freshman (2010):
Saw action in 12 of Cal's 20 games, starting four
Registered two goals and two assists
Had the game-winning goal against Long Beach State
Recognized as the No. 18 player in the nation, according to the Top Drawer Soccer National Top-100 List
Team captain her first year on the varsity squad in 2009 and was the team leader in goals and assists, earning her first-team all-league status
Led her team to the 2009 Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship
Earned 2009 ESPN Spring All-America team honorable mention
Currently part of the U.S. U-20 national-team pool
Was part of the U-17 pool for the January and May 2008 camps and made the trip with the team to Argentina in 2007, when she played up a level; participated in the 2009 Winter Interregional in Mississippi
Member of the Region IV team from 2006-09
In 2008, participated in Adidas ESP Camp, in which she was named to the all-star team and was an Adidas ESP Golden Boot winner
Played on the Cal North state team from 2005-08 and won Cal North State Champions with the team in 2006
2007 NSCAA youth All-American and was named to the 2009 NSCAA All-Region Team
Member of her high school's key club in 2008 and national honor society member from 2007-10
MERCIK'S CAREER STATISTICS: Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts 2010 12 4 11 2 2 6 2011 20 9 27 4 2 10 Totals 32 13 38 6 4 16
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