The defending Pacific West Conference and NCCAA National Champions have to replace a senior class that included the program's all-time leading scorer and a four-time All-American in addition to three other starters, but this year's eight-member class is loaded with three transfers, including a pair from the NCAA Division I level, and five quality high school and club prospects.
"This class brings a great deal of talent, experience and skill refined at the highest levels of collegiate and club soccer," said St. Clair, who has won more games than any other coach in program history. "Every single student-athlete in this class has the ability to make an immediate impact on the soccer field, in the classroom and in the community.
"Our new student athletes will complement our returners very well, putting the program in a position to be successful and compete for the PacWest and national championships for years to come. We are thrilled to welcome them into our family."
Leigh Ann Lindsey (Corona, Calif./Santiago HS)
The lone goalkeeper in the group, Lindsey played one season at Santiago High, for head coach and CBU alum Mike Flemming, leading the Sharks to the quarterfinals of the CIF Playoffs. She also played for Platinum FC, winning the 2011 Albion Cup and a regional championship. Prior to that, she played with the Corona Eagles Futbol Club, winning the California Cup as well as earning MVP honors at the Newport Mesa Cup.
Lauren Wallberg (Portland, Ore./Beaverton HS)
Wallberg played four varsity seasons at Beaverton High, earning All-Metro League and All-State first team honors as a 2011 senior. She was also a four-time All-Star Academic Award recipient.
Lauren Uehara (Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani HS)
Uehara was a three-year starter at Mililani High, leading the Trojans in scoring as a senior as well as a three-year record of 37-1-5. She was a two-time All-State selection, earning third team as a junior and first team as senior. As a sophomore, Uehara earned All-HHSSA All-Tournament first team honors as a defender. On the club circuit, Uehara won four state championship as well as winning championships at the Pateadores Cup and the Las Vegas Showcase.
Audrianna DeGraw (Hesperia, Calif./Hesperia HS)
DeGraw played three varsity seasons as a midfielder at Hesperia High. As a junior, she earned all-league second team honors and was named the team's offensive player of the year. She was a two-time team captain.
Kelly Jenks (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto HS/Santa Clara)
Jenks played two seasons at NCAA Division I Santa Clara. As a 2011 sophomore, she appeared in eight games for a Santa Clara team that went 13-2-6 and played in the NCAA Tournament. As a 2010 freshman, she played in 13 games, scoring twice, including the game-winner in a 1-0 win over No. 15 Georgetown. As a prep, Jenks scored 65 goals and had 19 assists in four seasons, earning four All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) first team honors. As a junior, Jenks scored 24 goals, including five in a Central Coast Section quarterfinal victory as Palo Alto High went on to play in the CCS finals. Jenks also played four years of softball and was a three-time All-SCVAL first team selection, earning league MVP honors twice as a pitcher. She led the Vikings to two league titles and holds the school record for career strikeouts. She was named Palo Alto High's Senior Female Athlete of the Year.
Daelyn Paul (Upland, Calif./St. Lucy's Priory/St. Mary's)
A Southern California native, Paul played three seasons at NCAA Division I St. Mary's and was a three-time All-West Coast Conference (WCC) honorable mention. Paul appeared in all 59 games, starting 57 of them, including all 20 last year to help lead the Gaels to 10 wins, the most since 2011. She tallied 10 goals and 14 assists (34 points) in three seasons, including a career-best five goals and six assists as a 2009 freshman, earning a spot on the WCC all-freshman team. Two of her five goals came in wins over No. 25 Texas and No. 25 San Diego, and she was also named to three different all-tournament teams. Paul prepped at St. Lucy's Priory in Glendora, Calif., leading the Regents to a Sierra League title while earning All-Sierra League honors. She was also a two-time San Gabriel Valley All-Area selection and was the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Player of the Year as a 2008 senior. Her older brother, Davis Paul, played at Cal and was drafted in the third round of the2011 MLS Super Draft by the Chicago Fire.
Tambrie Awai (Kaneohe, Hawaii/Kalani HS/Cal State San Bernardino)
Awai appeared in all 18 games as a 2011 freshman midfielder at Cal State San Bernardino, scoring a goal. She was a four-year starter and a three-time OIA selection, earning first team honors as a junior and senior at Kalani High in Honolulu, Hawaii. Awai also earned All-State honorable mention and was a Senior All-Star pick. She led the Falcons to an OIA East championship and a third place finish in the state tournament as a junior. She was also a member of the Hawaii ODP (Olympic Development Program) State Team.
Mariah Sims (Chino, Calif./Ayala HS)
Sims, a defender, played three seasons at Ayala High, earning All-Sierra League honors as a junior. She also received All-Sierra League honorable mention as a sophomore and senior when she helped Ayala reach the quarterfinals of the CIF Division III playoffs. She also received Sierra League Academic recognition as a senior.
Samantha Myers (Park City, Utah/St. Mary's)
Myers played one season at NCAA Division I St. Mary's. She played in eight games and had one assist. Myers was an All-State selection at Park City (Utah) High and spent five years in the Utah OPD system.