9 - Meghan Cordero
Meghan Cordero
Height: 5-7
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Shadow Ridge
Position: F
Club: Heat FC

2013 (FRESHMAN):
Played in 17 games, making 16 starts … appeared all over the field, from defender to forward … finished third on the team with five points on the season … tied for the team lead with three assists … posted 12 shots on the year, seven on goal … scored her first career goal against Dallas Baptist (8/30) … assisted on the Islanders only goal against Campbell (9/1) … also assisted on goals against Nicholls (9/22) and Abilene Christian (10/18).

SPRING 2013:
Graduated high school early to enroll at the Island University for the 2013 spring semester.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB:
Played one year at Shadow Ridge High School under Jamie Gibo … scored 17 goals and added 13 assists to earn all-state, all-region and all-conference honors … also garnered honors as the conference’s Best Offensive Player and her team’s Most Valuable Player … ceased playing high school soccer to focus on club career … played for both Las Vegas Premier and Las Vegas Heat under Amanda Schmutz … led team to Surf Cup title in 2011 … saw team win Nevada State Cup in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … played in the Elite Club National League in 2011 and 2012 … took part in Nevada Olympic Development Program from 2007-12.

PERSONAL:
Meghan Cordero was born on June 5, 1995, in Chicago, Ill. … daughter of Marissa and Joseph Cordero … has a brother, Connor, and a sister, Erin … intends to major in biology with a focus in athletic training at the Island University.

Caldwell on Cordero:
“It’s appropriate that Meghan was the first signee in our program’s history, because she represents exactly the kind of well-rounded student-athlete we want in an Islanders uniform. She’s intelligent, hard-working and talented, and if we can build our team around players like her, we will have a lot of success as a program.”