L.A. Pierce's Washington named to United Soccer Coaches All-American first team

Kiara Washington
Kiara Washington

WOODLAND HILLS - Kiara “Kiki” Washington, of Pierce College women’s soccer, was named first team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches organization last week.  United Soccer Coaches select 44 total athletes (22 men and 22 women) to the All-American first and second teams.  Washington is one of three freshman awarded the title and the first Pierce athlete to be named first team All-American for soccer.

Washington was one of seven CCCAA players to earn 2021 Junior College Division III All-America first-team honors. Seven more were named to the second team. A complete list is available below. 

Washington was recently named All-Conference Offensive Player of the Year by the Western State Conference.  She is joined by her teammates Alexandra Meza, Arianna Vigil, Natalia Puccio, and Lauren Montiel, who made 1st team all-conference. Additionally, Preet Kaur, Halle Manalili, Brenda Arias were named 2nd team All-Conference, with honorable mentions  going to Anabelle Rosas and Flor De Luna.

The Pierce women’s soccer team finished the season with a record of 11-5-4 and made it to post conference play, ultimately losing to Ventura College in the first round of playoffs.

(L.A. Pierce College Athletics)

2021 Junior College Division III Women's All-Americans
First Team
Pos Name Class School Hometown
K Siri Gudino  So. Cypress College Westminster, Calif.
D Jassmin Ortiz  So. Cypress College  Wilmington, Calif.
D Jada Taylor  So. Hartnell College Hollister, Calif.
M Alice Hernandez  So. Rio Hondo College Whittier, Calif.
M Carly Lowi  So. Hartnell College Hollister, Calif.
M Lilee Simpson So. Dallas College-Brookhaven Arlington, Texas
F Belinda Ascencio So. Hartnell College  Soledad, Calif.
F Abigail Gutierrez So. Dallas College-Brookhaven Dallas, Texas
F Leslie Murillo  Fr. City College of San Francisco  Union City, Calif.
F Kiara Washington Fr. Los Angeles Pierce College  West Hills, Calif.
F Faith Webber* So. Delta College Grand Blanc, Mich.
 
Second Team
Pos Name Class School Hometown
K Kellie Brewer So. Genesee Community College Canandaigua, N.Y.
D Emily Counter  So. San Joaquin Delta College  Modesto, Calif.
D Cassandra Herrman  So. Folsom Lake College Cameron Park, Calif.
D Cynthia Lopez So. Dallas College-Brookhaven Irving, Texas
D Frida Monsalvo  So. Mt. San Antonio College Hacienda Heights, Calif.
M Alexis Brewah  So. San Joaquin Delta College  Stockton, Calif.
M Kelsey Fuller So. Genesee Community College Alexander, N.Y.
M Gabriella Rodil  So. City College of San Francisco San Francisco, Calif.
M Alyssa Rubio  Fr. Santiago Canyon College Huntington Beach, Calif.
F Maddy Boyes So. Delta College Freeland, Mich.
F Kaylen Gonzalez  So. Chaffey College Apple Valley, Calif.