10 Mirella Mattos
10 Mirella Mattos
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Previous College: Western Texas College
Position: F

2012 (Sophomore)
Mirella made an immediate impact as a transfer, playing in all 18 matches for the Tigers. She started the first seven matches, then came off the bench for the next six and started four of the final six contests. She had six shots on the year, with her one goal coming against UC Davis on Oct. 5. She tied for the team lead with four assists, including an assist in Zarette Munoz-Aguilar's game-winning goal against Arizona. After a fine year in the classroom, Mirella was named a Pacific Scholar Athlete.

Western Texas College

Originally from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Mattos comes to Pacific as a sophomore after one year at Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas. She teamed with her Tiger teammate Rebecca Germano to guide the Lady Westerners to a 15-4 record in Region 5, finishing as runner-up after dropping a 2-1 decision to Cisco in the Regional Tournament. Mirella earned NCJAA All-American Honorable Mention and First Team All-Region 5 honors after scoring a team-best 22 goals and passing off 11 assists. Mattos and Germano combined to score 43 goals. She played with the Brazilian National Team U-17 in 2009.

Mirella Mattos was born in Salvador, Brazil, and is the daughter of Gilberto Mattos and Susana Gonzaga. She has one brother, Leonardo.