Daniela Filipovic Joins Women’s Soccer Program

Aug. 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen announced today that Daniela Filipovic has joined the program. The freshman midfielder from Laguna Hills is eligible to play immediately.

“We are so excited to have Daniela cleared and ready to go,” Friesen said. “She’s had a non-traditional route to get here, but sometimes those journeys turn out as a win for everyone. We think she can step in and help us, and we are glad to get her going. It’s always exciting to add a quality player who believes in the vision of Aztec soccer.”

A graduate of Laguna Hills High School, Filipovic arrives on Montezuma Mesa from the highly successful San Diego Surf club where she helped it reach a No. 1 national ranking, a conference title in 2013, a national title in 2014, an ECNL championship in 2015 and a runner-up effort at nationals in 2017. She also spent time playing with Slammers FC ECNL.

At Laguna Hills, Filipovic in 2015 helped the Hawks to their first title-game appearance in school history. Despite falling in a shootout, the Hawks finished with an impressive 21-4-1 (6-2 Sea View League) record. The next season, Filipovic earned 2016 first-team all-Sea View League accolades.

Filipovich joins a San Diego State program that features San Diego Surf teammates Yasmin Ahooja, Veronica Avalos, Chloe Frisch and Ariana Robles.

The Aztecs are 1-1 this season and continue preparation for this week’s home games vs. Arizona State on Friday and Long Beach State on Sunday. Both games are set for 7 p.m. PT starts and will stream live on the Mountain West Network.

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