Women's Soccer Bios

Women's Soccer Team

Coach's Bio

Photo of Savador Acevedo

Salvador Acevedo

Head Coach
630-973-6875
sacevedo@elgin.edu

Salvador Acevedo is entering his second year as head coach at Elgin Community College. An ECC alumnus, Coach Sal aims to change the culture within the program and the community and wants his soccer players to dream big every year. Coaching experience includes Campton United Soccer Club U8-U23 Program, Elite Soccer Club of America U8-U13 and MidState Soccer Club. Coach Sal has extensive playing experience which includes various soccer clubs in the Chicagoland area, a stint in Estudiantes Tecos Mexico, St. Charles North High School, Elgin Community College and Millikin University.

Player Bios

Sierra Blazier

Sierra Blazier is a forward for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. Sierra played soccer at South Elgin High School and plans to transfer to Colorado State University in fall 2019.


Ann Marie Cardenas

Ann Marie Cardenas is a midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. Ann Marie played in local leagues before joining the Spartans. In addition to her studies and commitment to the Women’s Soccer team, she works full-time as an orthodontist assistant.


Penny Cornelson

Penny Cornelson is a forward for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC.  Penny attended Geneva High School and played club soccer throughout her youth.


Camille Defensor

Camille Defensor is a midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. Camille played soccer at South Elgin High School.


Corinne Figueiredo

Corinne Figueiredo is a goalkeeper for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. She had a solid soccer career at South Elgin High School where she was the starting goalkeeper.


Daniela Garay

Daniela Garay is a midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC. She played in local leagues before joining the women’s soccer team. In the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Dani was able to watch two U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, including the semi-final match.


Ana Leon

Ana Leon, team co-captain, is a center back for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC.  Ana previously played soccer at Elgin High School.


Elizabeth Mendoza

Elizabeth Mendoza is a forward for the Elgin Spartans and a freshman at ECC.  Eli played soccer at South Elgin High School, where she scored many goals.


Elizabeth Munoz

Elizabeth Munoz is a center midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. She previously played club soccer for the Elgin Pumas.  Liz enjoys coaching for Little kickers and enjoys seeing her players smile, say hello, and give her hugs.


Perla Peralta

Perla Peralta, a defender for the Elgin Spartans, is a graduate of Elgin High School and a freshman at ECC. Perla played in local leagues before joining the women’s soccer team.


Kendra Rios

Kendra Rios, team co-captain, is a defender for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. She played soccer in local leagues before joining the ECC team. One of Kendra’s favorite soccer memories happened as a 9 year-old, when she watched Mia Hamm play.


Ana Rojas

Ana Rojas is a defender for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. She played in local leagues before joining the women’s team.


Gelsomina Spano

Gelsomina Spano is a center back for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC. Ges played soccer at South Elgin High School and club soccer for Campton United. Ges scored the game winning goal against Triton College during her first year at ECC.


Natalie Thompson

Natalie Thompson, team co-captain, is a midfielder for the Elgin Spartans and a sophomore at ECC.  She previously played soccer at Wauconda High School. A personal highlight for Natalie was her trip to five European cities and countries last year, including Budapest, Prague, Paris, Scotland and Ireland.