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Women's Soccer

Head Coach

Year at PCC: 5th Season
Head Coach: 3rd Season in 2015
Career Record: 12-18-11, 8-13-7 in SCC

Coach E-mail:
Coach Phone: 626-585-3161

Reggie Rivas enters his third season as the Lancers women's soccer head coach. Since joining the PCC family as an assistant coach in 2011, Rivas has brought energy and enthusiasm to the job and an has promoted the program as a premier competitor in the high-level South Coast Conference.

"I'm excited to get the opportunity to help run a growing PCC women's soccer program," Rivas said. "We reached a key plateau by making the playoffs in 2012 and finishing conference runner-up. The last two years have helped me learn the need for depth in recruiting, and we are looking for a break-out year for the Lancers in 2015."

Rivas has an extensive soccer background, including his work as the founder and vice president of operations for the popular Crescenta Valley Soccer Club (CVSC). Rivas has produced many college-bound players through the club, created in 2001, one of them being South Coast Conference leading goal scorer Nancy Nunez from the 2012 PCC second-place team. All three of the Lancers' all-conference first team selections were former CVSC members in Nunez, team-leading points scorer Vanessa Capra, and defender Hallie White

Defenders Heather French and Danielle Busta were selected All-SCC Second Team as well as one of the state's finest finishers in header specialist and midfielder Cassandra Saavedra, who scored 13 goals in '12. In 2013, Rivas guided the development of All-SCC First Team choices in forward Amanda Papac and midfielder Cassandra Orozco, as well as Second Team conference selections in defender Bailey Shaw and midfielder Lizbeth Rodriguez.

In 2002, Rivas was head coach of the Crescenta Valley High girls soccer team, a squad that finished as the runner-up in the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. In two head coaching stints at CVHS, Rivas produced an 89-24-17 record, including back-to-back Pacific League titles in 2009-2010. He was named Pacific League Coach of the Year in 2010. He also served as an assistant coach for UCLA's women's team back in 2002.

Rivas played soccer at Modesto Junior College and Cal State University-Northridge before an injury ended his playing career in the late 1990s. 




Associate Head Coach
Heid Strauss
Heidi Strauss,
3rd Season in 2015

Heidi Strauss is in her third year as an assistant on Coach Rivas' staff and in her first as associate head coach.

She is also head coach of the highly successful Pasadena Poly High girls program that won the 2014 CIF State Southern California Division III regional crown.

PPHS was rated No. 1 in the Area Top 10 poll and won the Prep League title.





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