18 Amanda Watson

SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Amanda Watson played two seasons at West Valley College. She was a first team all-conference pick, was named the conference’s “Defender of the Year” and was an all-Northern California team selection her sophomore season, and a second team all-conference pick as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Watson was a three year letterwinner in soccer and track at Milpitas (Calif.) High School. She was a second team all-conference pick in soccer as a sophomore and a first team pick her senior season.

Amanda Lee Watson was born on Dec. 27, 1981, in Santa Clara, Calif. Her parents are Brent and Shonna Close. She has a sister, Kelley, 20, and a brother, Adam, 12. Her major is psychology. Her favorite activities include listening to music and hanging out with friends.