2013 Mexican Women’s National Team
2011 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Did not compete for the Tigers in 2013 … Received a redshirt after transferring to LSU from the University of Memphis.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the elite performers in Conference USA during her two-year stint at the University of Memphis in 2011 and 2012 … Scored 10 goals and dished out two assists for 22 points at Memphis … Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2011 after scoring eight goals and 17 points as Memphis’ second-leading goal scorer … Played in all 24 matches while making 10 starts for a Memphis team that finished the 2011 season with a 22-1-1 mark … Became the first Memphis player since 2007 to score a hat trick with three goals in a 4-0 victory over Tulsa during the 2011 regular season … Also scored the golden goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over Tulsa in the first round of the 2011 Conference USA Tournament … Scored goals in matches against Central Florida, Charlotte, Samford and Vanderbilt during the 2011 regular season … Recorded her first assist in a 7-0 shutout of Tennessee-Martin in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament … Followed her rookie season by scoring two goals and five points as a sophomore in 2012 … A veteran of the Mexican Women’s National Team system … Earned her first and second career international caps as a member of the senior Mexican Women’s National Team at the 2013 Algarve Cup held in Algarve, Portugal … Earned a start in Mexico’s midfield against Wales before coming off the bench in the second half against Portugal in group play at the 2013 Algarve Cup … Owns the distinction as LSU’s first footballer to earn an international cap at the senior level after being called up to Mexico’s full national team for the first time … Made seven appearances with Mexico’s Under-20 squad at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2010 and 2012 … Scored two international goals for Mexico at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Scored the only goal for Mexico in a 3-1 defeat to South Korea in the quarterfinal round at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup held in Germany … Scored the second goal in a 4-0 rout of New Zealand in the group stage as she helped Mexico advance to the quarterfinal round once again at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan … Mexico’s top goal scorer with six goals in its World Cup qualifier at the Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Qualification Tournament held in Panama … Played club soccer with the Nuevo Leon state team, guiding the club to a pair of national championships in 2008 and 2010 and a pair of third-place finishes nationally in 2007 and 2009 … Also a standout on her high school team at Prepa Tec in her hometown of Monterrey, Mexico … Guided her high school team to a first-place finish in the national tournament of private high schools in 2009 as she was named the Most Valuable Player.
Full name is Natalia Ines Gomez-Junco Esteva … Born on Oct. 9, 1992, in Mexico City … Has lived most of her life in Monterrey, Mexico … Parents are Bernardo Gomez-Junco and Veronica Esteva … Has one older sister, Veronica … A standout in the classroom during her prep career at Prepa Tec in Monterrey … Maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during her high school tenure … Majoring in civil engineering.