#25 Ilyssa Espiritu
Pos: GK
Height: 5-3
Year: SR
Major: Kinesiology (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Parents: Ernie & Kelli
Birthday: September 28
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
High School: Stockdale

2013: Starting goalkeeper…Looking for her to step up…If done, she can further her fantastic goalkeeper career…Coaching staff expects her to contend for the NAIA’s “Goalkeeper of the Year” award.

2011: Played behind a senior last year and looks to take over the position on a regular basis this year...nicknamed "Yoshi", her vivacious and dynamic spirit is infectious and brings fun with focus to what we do on the field.

2010: Played the backup role in her first season with the Mustangs behind All-GSAC performer Amanda Durocher...finished 2-0 with eight saves.

Stockdale High School: Played four years of varsity soccer...from 2007-2010 Stockdale was Kern County Div 1 Southwest Yosemite League Champs...from 2008-2010 the Mustangs were also CIF Central Section Division I runners-up...in 2008 Ilyssa led the section with a .629 GAA over 30 games...she also tied her high school's career shutout record with 20 and to top off the year she was invited to be the keeper in the 2008 area high school all-star game...in 2010 she was co-captain, Kern County all-area goalkeeper, and Southwest Yosemite League Division 1 "Goalkeeper of the Year."

Personal: Parents are Ernie and Kelli…has two siblings, Jordan and Kiani…a Kinesiology & Physical Education major with career aspirations of becoming a physical therapist…favorite food is lasagna…favorite TV shows are "CSI," "Glee," and "Friends"…favorite books include the Bible, and "A Walk to Remember"…favorite hobbies are playing soccer and softball...chose TMC because, "Coach Lewis runs the soccer program like a ministry. After playing competitive club soccer for seven years and attending a secular high school, it's a blessing to be surrounded by those who are like-minded"..."the recruit visits I had at other colleges did not compare to my visit here. I felt welcomed by the girls and the staff is very encouraging. Coach Lewis genuinely cares about our lives on and off the field".