21 Robin Mertens
21 - Robin Mertens
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: El Cerrito, CA
High School: Albany HS
Position: D
Experience: 2V
Club Team: Pleasanton Rage SC

2014 -- Earned All-Big West Second Team accolades and was chosen as the squad's Most Outstanding Defensive Player after a junior season in which she played every minute of 17 games ... in all, saw a total of 1,691 minutes throughout her 19 starts in the back line ... contributed to five shutouts, including a 120-minute effort in the conference tournament semifinal against Long Beach State, and was key to the Mustangs ranking in the top half of the league in fewest times conceded ... again qualified for a spot on the Big West All-Academic Team.

2013 --
Played every minute of shutout wins against Loyola Marymount (3-0 on Aug. 23) and Sacramento State (4-0 on Aug. 30), plus all but nine minutes versus San Jose State (3-0 on Sept. 6) ... played the entire second half on Oct. 31 in the 1-0 win at UC Davis that clinched the regular-season Big West Conference championship ... earned Big West All-Academic honors.

2012 -- Played in 13 matches, earning starts in nine as a true freshman ... played all 90 minutes in shutout wins over Bakersfield (on Aug. 19) and UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 28).

Prep -- As a center back for Albany High School, helped lead the Cougars to a 55-10-6 overall record, including 21-1-1 (with 18 shutouts) during her junior year, when she was a captain ... earned first-team All-Bay Shore League accolades twice as team won two league championships ... scored a combined 45 goals in three seasons (didn't play as a senior because of an injury) ... with the ACC Mavericks, played in the 2007 Norway Cup in Oslo, scoring the winning goal in the final ... also played club for the Pleasanton Rage ... was an AP Scholar.

Personal -- Born on April 13, 1994 in Oakland ... daughter of Bob and Sue ... has two brothers, Brian and Danny ... USMNT defenders Omar Gonzalez and DaMarcus Beasley are two of her favorite players ... is majoring in kinesiology (with a concentration in exercise science).