Adrianna Nunez-Alvarado thought her golden opportunity was lost. After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee last August, Nunez-Alvarado figured any hope of making Mexico’s Under-17 Women’s National Soccer Team had been shredded as well. But Nunez-Alvarado recovered in enough time to receive another look from the coaches.
Impressed with what they saw, they selected the Santa Paula High senior to participate in the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad in September.
Nordhoff High senior Christina Murillo is teammates with Nunez-Alvarado on Mexico’s team. Nunez-Alvarado and Murillo left for Mexico on Saturday to train with the team before it departs for Trinidad and Tobago.
"I have wanted to be in the World Cup since I was like 4 years old, so it’s going to be a really cool experience," said Murillo, a center midfielder who has committed to the University of Michigan. "I think the most exciting part will be playing against such highly competitive teams."
Adrianna plays on Eagles GU18 Silver Elite team coached by Lalo Alvarado and Christina plays on Eagles GU19 Premier team coached by Vince Thomas.
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Taylor Alvarado has been selected to the Mexican National Team U15 squad that will start training camp in November. This past summer she was in camp for 3 weeks with the Mexican U17 National Team that was preparing for the U17 World Cup. She was in final group of 26 and also was the youngest player in the camp at age 15.
Last year as a freshman in high school she scored 32 goals and was voted team MVP. She also made the All League, All Ventura County, and All CIF first teams.
Taylor plays for Eagles GU16 Silver Elite team coached by Lalo Alvarado.