The Herald Athletic Department is happy to announce the hiring of Natalie “Nano” Oronoz as the new Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at Whittier Christian. Coach Oronoz is well accomplished with playing experience at the high school, college, and professional levels.
Nano is from La Mirada (CA) and a Whittier Christian (2015) alum. In her senior year, she was named Olympic League MVP and was awarded All-CIF and Whittier Daily News First Team selections. Coach Oronoz then went on to play for 4 years at Cal State Fullerton where she earned First Team All-Conference as well as All-Region honors in her junior and senior seasons. She also won Big West Conference Championships her freshman and junior years. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, Nano spent a year playing in Denmark for AaB Aalborg which currently competes in Denmark’s Elitedivisionen, the highest level of competition in the country. During her playing career, Nano also was an assistant coach for various clubs over the past 6 years.
“I am so excited to be coming back to Whittier Christian and taking on the girls soccer program,” Oronoz said in response to being named head coach, “I have a huge heart for helping young girls and having the opportunity to not only help these girls improve their soccer abilities, but to also come alongside them and help them grow spiritually is a huge honor; I want all the girls to understand what it means to put Jesus first and how to live on and off the field for Him. I am really looking forward to this season and excited for all the great things to come!”
“We’re thrilled to have Natalie aboard, and are looking forward to seeing her build into our student-athletes. The future of WC girls soccer is bright!” said Steve Rojas, WCHS Athletic Director.
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