2013 College Sports Madness Second-Team All-SEC
2012 U-20 Mexican Women's National Team
2012 LSWA Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Honored as a Second-Team All-SEC selection by College Sports Madness following the 2013 season … Appeared in all 20 matches with 15 starts during her sophomore season with the Tigers in 2013 … Wrapped up the season as the team’s second-leading goal scorer while matching her career-high with four goals on the campaign … Also made one assist while scoring nine points as the team’s third-leading point scorer on the season … Recorded her first multi-goal game with two goals in LSU’s 6-0 win against Louisiana-Monroe, including the game-winner in the ninth minute of play … Also scored the game-winning Golden Goal in the 95th minute of LSU’s 2-1 overtime win at Vanderbilt in its SEC opener on Sept. 21 … Opened the scoring against No. 6-ranked BYU with the first goal of the match in the 21st minute before the Tigers fell 4-2 at the final whistle … Assisted Jodi Calloway’s late goal in a 2-1 home defeat to Georgia late in the regular season … Attempted 26 shots with 13 shots on goal on the season for a .500 shots on goal percentage … Earned her second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Tied as the team’s leading goal scorer and point scorer as one of the elite freshmen in the Southeastern Conference during her rookie season … Led the Tigers by scoring four goals and 12 points on the 2012 campaign … Also dished out four assists in her first collegiate season … Started 12 of 21 matches as both a forward and wing midfielder … Cracked LSU’s starting 11 in six of 13 SEC matches during the regular season, scoring three goals and dishing out one assist for seven points against league opponents … Scored a pair of game-winning goals in the 78th minute in a 2-1 victory over Stephen F. Austin and 86th minute in a 3-2 victory over Arkansas in LSU’s regular-season finale at the LSU Soccer Stadium … Goal against Stephen F. Austin was the first of her collegiate career … Also scored goals in a 3-1 home loss to Auburn and 3-2 overtime defeat at 23rd-ranked Tennessee in SEC play … Assisted a pair of game-winning goals by Heather Magee in a 2-0 shutout of Houston and by Colby Maffei in a 3-1 victory over 16th-ranked Missouri during the regular season … Also credited with assists in a 2-1 victory over Memphis and 1-1 draw with Rice in a pair of matches played at the LSU Soccer Stadium … Attempted 34 total shots with 18 shots on goal on the offensive end for a shot percentage of .118 and shots on goal percentage of .529 … Received an honorable mention selection to the All-Louisiana team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following the 2012 season … Honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll following the 2013 spring semester … Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most dynamic attacking players in North America to join the NCAA Division I ranks in 2012 ... Competed as a member of the Under-20 Mexican Women's National Team in 2012 ... Coached by Roberto Medina with the U-20 Mexican Women's National Team ... Helped lead Mexico to a third-place finish at the 2012 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football U-20 Women's Championships held March 6-11 in Panama ... Made three appearances for Mexico during the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championships ... Came off the bench in matches against Jamaica on March 1 and Canada on March 5 before earning a start in a semifinal match against the United States on March 9 ... Earned the right to represent Mexico at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup held in Japan after scoring a 5-0 win over Panama in the third-place game at the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championships ... A veteran of the U-17 Mexican Women's National Team that competed at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago ... Scored two goals for Mexico while making two starts in group play at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup ... Scored the fourth goal of the match in the 77th minute in a 4-0 victory over South Africa ... Also assisted on Mexico's second goal of the match on an end-line cross to Andrea Sanchez in the 52nd minute to push the score to 2-0 ... Scored Mexico's only goal of the match in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of South Korea when she tied the score at 1-1 in the 37th minute ... Her goal against South Korea was named by FIFA as one of the Top 10 goals scored during the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup ... Helped guide the U-17 Mexican Women's National Team to an appearance at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with a second-place finish at the CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championships in Costa Rica ... Came off the bench to score Mexico's fifth goal of the match in the 84th minute in a 6-0 win over Panama in round-robin play at the CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championships ... Earned a start in each of Mexico's matches in a 3-1 win over Costa Rica in the semifinal and a 1-0 defeat to Canada in the final at the 2010 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championships ... Debuted with the U-17 Mexican Women's National Team on Nov. 28, 2009 ... Helped Mexico take first place in a Four Nations Tournament held in Trinidad & Tobago prior to the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup ... Scored a goal against Canada in the Four Nations Tournament in Trinidad & Tobago in 2010 ... Played club soccer for the University Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of head coach Alejandro Frias ... Led University Tecnologico de Monterrey to first-place team finishes at both the 2009 Fair Play Championship and 2010 Torneo de la Amistad ... Guided the club to a second-place team finish at the 2010 Torneo Apertura while being recognized as the best goal scorer in the tournament.
Full name is Maria Fernanda Piña Gomez ... Born on Dec. 17, 1993 ... Parents Armando Piña and Consuelo Gomez ... Has one older sister named Consuelo Piña ... Maintained a sparkling 3.6 cumulative grade-point average during her prep career ... Majoring in studio art with a concentration in photography.