“I’m extremely excited to continue building this program with these student-athletes,” Vecchio said. “They are not just talented people, but good people overall, with a lot of character and integrity.”
Catalina Roggerone (Mendoza, Argentina), Brynn Phillips (Bakersfield, CA), Ashlynn Baker (Murrieta, CA) and Kalea Eichenberger (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) each add depth in a different court position strengthening the Roadrunners for the fall 2022.
Catalina Roggerone | Midfielder | Mendoza, Argentina | Saint Leonard Murialdo Institute
“Cata is a proven central midfielder keen to make an impact in our program with the ability to cover a lot of ground while his work rate is fantastic,” explained Vecchio. “Adding another national team player to this list says a lot about the direction this program is going.”
Catalina Roggerone is the second engagement of the `Runners in Argentina. She made a run in the national tournament with the Absolute Mendoza team in 2018, placing second. The following year, Roggerone won the quadrangle with the U-17 national team knocking out Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile. His individual accolades include Outstanding Footballer in the Andes Talleres Club and Athlete of the Year (Mendoza) Llama Awards.
In April 2022, Catalina was called up to play in the quad once again this time with the Argentina U-20 national team and an opportunity to qualify for the World Cup.
Roggerone also played volleyball, hockey and artistic gymnastics at the Saint Leonardo Murialdo Institute. She was an honor roll student and held a high school grade point average of 15 in 2020.
Brynn Phillips | Defender | Bakersfield, California | Freedom HS
“Brynn loves CSUB and this community,” Vecchio exclaimed. “She’s a versatile player, very competitive and she’s the ultimate team player!”
Vecchio didn’t have to look far for Brynn Phillips, a standout defenseman for Bakersfield. Phillips has built an impressive prep career in the CSUB backyard. She was a first-team Southwest Yosemite All-League first-team selection, a first-team All-Area Award, and a four-year varsity athlete at Liberty High School. 2020 top scorer for South Valley Surg G04 Howlett. SWYL center section. Patriots.
Phillips was also a track and field athlete helping the Patriots win five SWYL titles between two sports. In track and field, she earned second-team SWYL All-League honors, Freshman of the Year, and was a varsity athlete for four years.
Brynn Phillips will graduate from LHS this spring.
Ashlyn Baker | Guardian | Murrieta, California | Vista Murrieta HS
“Ashlynn has all the tools to be a top goaltender at the Division 1 level,” Vecchio said. “She has high expectations for herself and for this program and we look forward to working with Ashlynn on a daily basis.”
Ashlynn Baker is no stranger to winning at a high level, winning four consecutive league championships and making three CIF playoff appearances. This season, she helped Vista Murrieta advance to the second round of the CIF playoffs and received a second All-League team honor.
Baker’s club team, Murrieta Surf Elite Academy G04, was first in Cal South and eighth in the nation in 2020. They also played FNL flag football.
An excellent student, Ashlynn Baker was named to the All-Scholastic team this year and has been an erudite athlete for three consecutive years.
Baker will graduate from VMHS this spring.
Kalea Eichenberger | Transfer | Rancho Cucamonga, California | Etiwanda HS
Vecchio said: “Kalea will be an exciting player to watch this fall. She has a lot of raw quality to come and we can’t wait to see her development over her four years here at CSUB!”
Kalea Eichenberger showed resilience at the start of her football career after having to recover from an injury that kept her out of the junior year.
While in college all four years, Eichenberger went from a second-team Base League winner her sophomore year to a first-team All-League and All-CIF Southern Section winner her senior year. She won two league titles and three consecutive trips to the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs.
Kalea Eichenberger was also a runner on the Etiwanda High School track team and will graduate with honors this spring.