This release is part of a series announcing each of UCSB Women's Soccer's National Letter of Intent signees for the 2019 season. Check back regularly over the course of the next month to read about each signee.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara Women's Soccer program has signed attacking midfielder Lindsey Porter to a National Letter of Intent for the 2019 season, Head Coach Paul Stumpf announced.
Porter arrives at UCSB from Roseville, Calif., having played her club soccer for San Juan in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). She served as captain in her time with the team.
"Two of the things that stood out about Lindsey is her passion for competing and her passion for becoming a Gaucho. She is a busy, active, communicative, skillful, and somewhat feisty central midfielder. In addition to her soccer playing ability, it was her grit that tipped the scale in her favor. We are counting on her to bring those qualities to our trainings and games every day," Stumpf said on Porter.
The 5' 4" midfielder also played for Saint Francis Catholic High School (SFCHS) in the Delta League of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS). In her high school career consisting of 77 games and counting, Porter has scored 23 goals and racked up 17 assists, with all games coming at the varsity level. In her junior and current senior campaigns, she has been the team captain.
After the 2017-18 season, Porter was recognized as SFCHS's Offensive MVP and Golden Boot winner, and earned All-League and All-Region accolades.
With her on the team, SFCHS won the Folsom Tournament in the 2015-16 season and Rocklin Invitational in 2018-19.
In addition to soccer, Porter also competed in track and field.
In the classroom, Porter was a part of her school's honor roll every year.
She was also on the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Junior Board and was a member of the National Honor Society.
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