Shaina Nishimoto will compete in her fourth and final season at LMU?has been a mainstay of the LMU defense for three years?will be one of three seniors leading the Lions? defense? competed with the Leahi club team in Honolulu in the summer of 1999?a player who reads the game well?possesses good speed?will be a cornerstone of the team as captain in her final season.
2000?played in all 19 games and started in 18?voted Defensive Player of the Year by her teammates?enters the 2001 season with 54 games played in her career?has developed into one of the best defenders in the West Coast Conference?1999?started in 17 games for LMU?played in 18 of the 19 games, and from her defensive position, had a shot on goal against Pepperdine on Oct. 18?1998?played in 17 games as a reserve?collected an assist on the game-winning goal against Cal State Northridge on Sept. 25?was a solid contributor to the LMU defense, providing excellent support off of the bench.
Nishimoto is a 1998 graduate of Punahou High School in Honolulu, HI?a four-year letterwinner in soccer, and two-year letterwinner in track?competed in the 100m and long and triple jumps her first two years?a soccer team captain her junior and senior seasons?a three-year all-conference (Interscholastic League of Honolulu) selection?the 1997 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Hawaii?garnered all-state soccer honors as a senior?honored as Punahou High School?s Athlete of the Year in 1998?named the Most Inspirational Player by her teammates ?prep coaches were Debbie Ching and Wendy Thompson.
Shaina Loui Nishimoto was born on May 17, 1980 in Honolulu, HI?the daughter of John and Helen Nishimoto?has one sister, Trisha?also considered USC, Georgetown and Gonzaga?her cousin, Erin Otagaki plays soccer at Washington?enjoys going to the beach and watching movies?as a prep, competed against fellow Lions Shari Nishikawa and Jamie Shoma?a psychology major with a minor in business?interested in pursuing a career in law.
GP-GS C-E Sh G A Pts
1998 17-0 0-0 0 0 1 1
1999 18-17 1-0 1 0 0 0
2000 19-18 0-0 1 0 0 0
Totals 54-35 1-0 2 0 1 1