20 Maricela Matos
SPARTAN NOTES: In her first season as a Spartan.
2017: Took the season as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Newark (Calif.) Memorial High School…four-year letterwinner (coach Rachael Kahoalii)…a three-time first-team All-Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) honoree…earned team and MVAL MVP as a senior…2106 San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro softball first-team selection and an honorable mention designee in 2015…2015 Mercury News third-team All-East Bay honoree…competed in basketball (coach Darryl Reina) and twice earned All-MVAL honors.
MARICELA: Majoring in child development…hopes to pursue a career as a elementary school teacher…the daughter of Susanna Rios-Smith and Israel Matos…Maricela Luz Matos is a native of Hayward, Calif.