Juan Plascencia enters his ninth season as a member of the CalState Northridge women's soccer coaching staff. He will assist incoaching the goalkeepers as well as helping out with administrativeduties. In his eight seasons with the Matadors, Plascencia hasaided the keepers to 44 shutouts and saw goalkeeper Cynthia Jacobopost five-straight shutouts over Big West opponents to earn the2009 Big West Freshman of the Year honors and two-straight All-BigWest Second Team awards (2009 & 2010).
Plascencia was a two-year letterwinner at Northridge (1998-99).He played in 14 matches, starting six during his two years. Duringhis time in goal, he posted a 5-4 record with a 2.32 goals againstaverage and two shutouts. Plascencia's best season came in 1999,when he posted a 1.86 GAA in nine matches.
Plascencia prepped at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks,Calif. The two-time team captain earned All-Mission Leaguesecond-team honors in 1995 and '96, first team accolades in 1997and was an All-Area selection and Mission League Goalkeeper MVP in1998.
Prior to working at Cal State Northridge, Plascencia has coachedfor the West Valley Samba as well as for Viewpoint, Notre Dame,Harvard Westlake and Louisville High Schools. Plascencia earned hisdegree at Cal State Northridge in 2011 in Kinesiology.