College Signings and Alumni

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Class of 2023

  • Caley Adams, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Eleanor Hynson, Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK
  • Gianna Maldonado, University of Puget Sound
  • Lily Rittmeyer, St. Edwards University

Class of 2022

  • Arely Perez, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Ashlyn Bartley, Adams State University
  • Brenna Wolfe, Western Colorado University
  • Elise Madril, New Mexico State University
  • Erica Ihlein, Concordia University
  • Hadley Collins, Western Colorado University
  • Hannah Gutierrez, Southwest Oklahoma State University
  • Jasmine Gibson, West Texas A&M University
  • Lauren Machuca, New Mexico State University
  • Nicole Ihlein, Concordia University
  • Reece Cox, Southwest Oklahoma State University
  • Sam Shaver, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Taylor Rittman, University of New Mexico
  • Valeria Olivas, SW Assemblies of God University

Class of 2021

  • Sofia Trejo, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Blakely Edgar, New Mexico State University
  • Zaria Katesigwa, University of New Mexico
  • Kylie Chavez, Adams State University
  • Taryn Robles, University of New Mexico
  • Alexis Nuñez, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, TX)
  • Gabriela Meraz-Fishbein, Ft. Lewis College
  • Abby Schneider, Trinity University
  • Aryanna Gomez, Jackson State University
  • Malia Dambmann,  Trinidad State JC
  • Ainsley Westlake, University of Mary Hardin Baylor
  • Molly Wooster, Simpson College
  • Makenna Gaenzle, Midwestern State University
  • Bella Muñoz, Colorado Mesa University
  • Rachel Morgan, Ave Maria University
  • Alyssa Doty, Adams State University
  • Olivia Farrar, Lewis and Clark College
  • Sofia Gonzales, Midland University
  • Katie Korbas, S. Olaf’s College
  • Aliya Richins, Adams State University

Class of 2020

  • Joanna Finley, Trinity University
  • Kyra Stafford, Trinity University
  • Samantha Jeffries, Eastern New Mexico
  • Sydney Saxon, Eastern New Mexico

Class of 2019

  • Tessa Anderson, St. Olaf College
  • Ashley Strader, Fort Lewis College
  • Hannah Dahl, Southwest Oklahoma State University
  • Brenna McGuirk, Southwest Oklahoma State University
  • Alexandra Clark, Eastern New Mexico
  • Hannah Duffy, West Texas A&M
  • Carena Harrison, Adams State
  • Lorelei Breitfeld, Fort Kent, Maine

Class of 2018

  • Grace Olson, New Mexico State University
  • Alycea Aviles, New Mexico State University
  • Cayla Sanchez, Fort Lewis College
  • Dominique Buddenhagen, Ursuline College
  • Tessa Anderson, St. Olaf College
  • Mia Montano, New Mexico State University
  • Brenna Seiler, Cochise College
  • Monique Nevarez, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Nicole Petrino, Southwest Oklahoma State University
  • Kristin Guin, Colorado State – Pueblo University
  • Bryanna Garcia, New Mexico Highlands University
  • McKenna Jones, Cochise College
  • Kayla Martinez, Texas Southern

Class of 2017

  • Ashton Forrest, New Mexico State University
  • Chenoa Crites, University of Texas – Permian Basin
  • Victoria Bonilla, New Mexico Highlands University

Class of 2013 – AUFC 95 Fusion

  • Victoria Archuleta, New Mexico State University
  • Ruth Bruciaga, University of New Mexico
  • Emily Chavez, University of New Mexico
  • Devin Hart, New Mexico State University
  • Amy Neal, University of Tennessee
  • Courtney Riley, Ft. Lewis College
  • Maggie Sabik, New Mexico State University
  • Hatti Schunk, Texas Tech University
  • Ellae Montoya, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Brianna Hemmert, Western State Colorado University
  • Breanna Atencio, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Adrianna Naranjo, Mendocino College
  • Jenna Thurman, Adams State (Track and Cross Country)

AUFC Players Shine in College Ranks and Beyond…

Jeremiah Kirschman, played for a 1982 AUFC  team and for the US Air Force Academy, 2000-2003. For Summer 2103, he was selected for the US National All-Armed Forces Soccer Team and played in the first ever Military World cup out in Baku, Azerbaijan. He is a proud AUFC and Sandia HS alumni!

 Class of 2012

  • Anne Leung, Lawrence University

Class of 2009

  • Dayna DeLuca, Garden City College
  • Avila Garcia, Colorado State Pueblo
  • Kendra Nixon, Southern Nazarene University

Class of 2007

  • Joao Chavira, Incarnate Word
  • Daniel Criel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Richard ‘Howie’ Howeson, West Texas A&M Unversity
  • Thomas Mohoric, St. Mary’s California
  • Brian Padilla, Northern Arizona University
  • Lloyd Kale Reeves, Northern Idaho College
  • Kevin Wenderoth, University of the Redlands
  • Mark Wilber, Georgetown University

Class of 2004

  • Amber Wetsch, University of New Mexico
  • Terryn Granados, University of New Mexico
  • Andrea Alires, Fresno State University
  • Danielle Holloway, South West Texas State University
  • Natalie Jackson, Charleston Southern University
  • Sara Overfelt, McNeese State University
  • Shannon Adragna, University of New Mexico
  • Reyna Coca, California State at Los Angeles
  • Phillip Hoover, Oklahoma Christian University
  • Josh Bickel, Concordia University
  • Adam Arvizo, Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Travis Garner, Western Kentucky University
  • Jason Maestas, Benedictine University
  • Michel Porter, University of New Mexico
  • Justin Shepherd, Hardin-Simmons University

Class of 2003

  • Alana Abeyta, University of New Mexico
  • Kara Henderson, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Natasha Lee, St Johns University
  • Kelsey Lueckenhoff, Southwest Baptist University
  • Leslie Miller, University of New Mexico
  • Mackenzie Atkinson, University of San Diego
  • Cassie Burke, West Texas A & M
  • Krista Couper, University of New Mexico
  • Kendall Mims, Southwest Baptist University
  • Katherine Han-Noggle, University of Colorado
  • Kaitlin Okamoto, Colorado College
  • Bridgette Sanchez, University of New Mexico
  • Shannon Ziegler, University Of Miami Ohio
  • Ruben Martinez, University of New Mexico
  • Taylor Noel, Tyler Texas Community College
  • Matt Chinchilla, University of Southern Colorado
  • Pat Dailey, Incarnate Ward (San Antonio)
  • Mike TenClay, North Western University (Iowa)
  • Kyle Fraser, University of Alabama
  • Brandon Schaefer, Steven’s Institute of Technology-Hoboken, NJ

Class of 2000

Class of 1998

  • Justin Behar, U Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • Jay Sabatini, U Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • Ryan Grange, University of New Mexico, Cal State Chico
  • Marc Laws, University of New Mexico
  • AJ Herrera, Maryland

Class of 1997

  • Demaree Sanchez, Hawaii
  • Jennifer Ham, Hawaii / Texas Tech
  • Makaela Gibson, Liberty
  • Jamie Justice, University of Tulsa
  • Molly George, University of Denver- forward (Santa Fe HS)
  • Brooke Remington, University of Denver- midfielder (La Cueva HS)
  • Issac Vanderberg, Portland
  • Lane Peercy, Creighton, USL Des Moines Menace

Class of 1996

  • David Baca, University of New Mexico, USL Albuquerque Geckos
  • Andy Brooks, University of New Mexico

Class of 1994

  • Daken Vanderburg, UCLA, University of New Mexico
  • Justin Spence, University of New Mexico
  • Sean Simpson, University of New Mexico
  • Kyle Wilkes, University of New Mexico
  • Mike Emillio, Oral Roberts
  • Ubusuko Abukusumo, UNLV, NC State, MLS Pro 40, MLS Columbus Crew
  • Chester Goodson, UCLA (D1 National Champion)
  • Damian Clarke, Midwestern State University, Fort Lewis Women’s Soccer Coach
  • Richie Hansen, Fort Lewis (D2 All-American), USL New Orleans Storm, MLS Col Rapids
  • Alan Baca, US Naval Academy
  • Colin Cheshire, USL Albuquerque Geckos, USL South Carolina Shamrocks