Ventura College sophomore Jazmarae Strozier will be honored Saturday at the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Philadelphia.
Ventura's eighth women's soccer All-American, Strozier will join Joy Berry (1997) and Allie Avina (2004) as the program's third first-team selection.
"That's a pretty good feat," said Hoffman.
Had Strozier been able to attend in frigid Philly, Hoffman would have gladly bundled up for the player who consistently turned up the heat on opposing defenses.
Strozier finished her two-year career with an impeccable goalscoring record, netting 49 times in 51 games. Her 109 career points tied her with Sienna Kluck as the program's all-time leading scorer.
Strozier helped lead the Pirates to their first state Final Four berth, despite suffering a torn meniscus in the regional semifinal win over Santa Monica, and a No. 7 ranking in the final national poll, the Pirates' highest finish.
As a Buena High senior, Strozier verbally committed to USC, where her father, former honorable mention Moorpark College football All-American Clint Strozier, helped win the 1976 Rose Bowl.
"We're working on that right now," said Hoffman. "That's where she hopes to go. It's a good place for her."