Simpson University Student-Athlete Named Cal Pac Player of the Year

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University’s women’s soccer team received good news this weekend when the Cal Pac commissioner announced that a number of the Red Hawks student-athletes earned all-league honors.
Courtney Opie, a junior from Sonora, Calif., was awarded Co-Cal Pac Player of the Year. The Simpson University forward received this honor after leading the conference in goals scored. Opie scored a total of 15 goals throughout the season.
This is the first year that a Simpson University women’s soccer student-athlete earned this award.
Opie’s fellow team members Rebecca Borrelli, a freshman from Wenatchee, Wash., earned 1st Team All Cal Pac, Morgan DeFazio, a sophomore from Sonora, Calif., received 2nd Team All Cal Pac, and Heather Perez, a junior from Sonora, Calif., earned Cal Pac Honorable Mention.
Assistant Athletic Director Derrick Pringle, Jr. said, “It is a great honor for us to have Courtney Opie selected as the Co-Cal Pac Player of the Year and also for us to have three other student-athletes selected to the All-Cal Pac teams. We’re very proud of these athletes.”

Celebrating 20 years in Redding, Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in women’s volleyball and softball; men’s and women’s soccer, golf, basketball, and cross-country; and men’s baseball. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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