Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.
Team awards, video tributes and an appearance from a special guest were all part of the celebration.
The Spartans came from behind twice in the match.
The Spartans are taking a six-match winning streak into the MW Tournament.
Lauren Hanson is the MW Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: The points leader for #10-nationlly ranked Modesto Junior College in 2015 … Third overall in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) with 60 points at the end of the 2015 season … 21 goals and doled out 18 assists … Led Modesto JC all the way to the California State Final Four, where it would wind up third in the state, and 10th-ranked nationally by the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll … selected an all-Northern California Region midfielder.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Livingston (Calif.) High School, where she scored 22 goals and had nine assists as a senior … Finished her high school career with 28 goals and 17 assists in 31 games played.
YARITZA: Pronounced yarr-EET-sa Are-EE-sta ... Majoring in health Science ... Goes by the nickname Yari ... Enjoys swimming and paddle boarding ... A native of Turlock, Calif., who now calls Livingston, Calif., home.