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Reynoso to play field hockey at Washington and Jefferson


Last updated 7/17/2008 at Noon

Although she only spent one year as Fallbrook High School’s starting field hockey goalkeeper, Roslyn Reynoso will likely be starting on the Washington and Jefferson University team during the fall season.

“They recruited me to start,” Reynoso said.

The school is located in Washington, PA, about half an hour from Pittsburgh. The entire student body totals approximately 1,200 and the average class contains 17 students. “It’s a small school setting,” Reynoso said. “It’s a lot of one-on-one work with your professors.”

The school’s foreign exchange program also attracted Reynoso to Washington and Jefferson, and Reynoso sees an advantage in the school’s requirement for all students to live on campus. “The dorms are kept up really nicely and everybody knows each other,” she said.

Reynoso desires to be a marketing specialist and plans to major in business administration while minoring in history. She was also considering Oberlin College and Randolph College and had applied to San Diego State University as a backup.

The Washington and Jefferson offer included a partial scholarship. “I’m just so pleased that she’s going to play in college,” said Fallbrook coach Kathy Waite. “I’m very proud of her.”

Reynoso was born in Fallbrook, but after attending kindergarten locally her family moved to Las Vegas for seven years. She attended Potter Junior High School after returning to Fallbrook and took up field hockey while in seventh grade at the encouragement of a friend.

“It’s kind of like soccer. I gave it a try and ended up being good at it,” she said.

Reynoso, who was a right midfielder in soccer, played field hockey as a forward until she tried out for the Fallbrook High School team. “The JV team needed goalies,” she said.

Reynoso made the transition, spending her freshman and sophomore years as the junior varsity goalkeeper. She was called up to the varsity for the CIF playoffs during her sophomore year, and as a junior Reynoso was the backup to all-CIF goalkeeper Lauren Woods.

“Lauren was a big role model for me. She taught me everything I need to know,” Reynoso said. “I also did Futures, which helped a lot as well.”

In the 2008 regional Futures tournament Reynoso was selected as an alternate for the under-19 team which will represent the region in the national tournament this summer. The 2007 high school field hockey season saw Reynoso earn honorable mention all-league honors.

In eleventh grade Reynoso was on Fallbrook High School’s junior varsity soccer team. She played club soccer with Fury and Temecula Valley Hawks until her sophomore year in high school, after which she focused on field hockey. Reynoso also played club soccer while living in Las Vegas.

Reynoso also kept statistics for Fallbrook High School’s junior varsity baseball team in 2006 and 2007 and for the Warriors’ freshman basketball team during the 2006-07 season.

Reynoso was also a Girl Scout until her junior year in high school. She is the oldest of five siblings in her family and also spent time taking care of her younger siblings.

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