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Paul Arellanes (Cordova '79)
Named the 2017 Big 8 Women's Soccer Coach of the Year, longtime American River College Coach Arellanes developed his soccer know-how on the fields of Rancho Cordova during the sport's formative years. His father Robert is the founder of the Rancho Cordova Soccer Club, now the largest youth sport league in Rancho Cordova, and son Paul was one of the early beneficiaries. Arellanes played for Cordova High's first ever soccer team, for Cosumnes River College (1978-80), Sacramento State (1981-82) and the State Champion Turn Verein Soccer Club (1985). He is a member of the Sacramento State Soccer Hall of Fame, was Men's Soccer Head Coach at ARC from 1993-2004, and has been Head Coach of the Women's Soccer Team since 2005.
Cordova High School Boys Head basketball coach throughout the 1980s, Morphew coached his 1984 team to a championship season before moving on to American River College where he mentored title teams during the 1990s. He was inducted into the 20th La Salle Club Coaches and Officials Hall of Fame in 2014.
Angie Matheu (Cordova '00)
A multi-sport athlete and one of the most successful female swimmers to emerge from Cordova High, Matheu was a record-setting swimmer and student leader at Cordova High, American River College and the University of Nebraska. At Cordova, Matheu set records in the 100 butterfly, 50 and 100 freestyle, backstroke and relays. She led American River College to a fourth place finish at the California State Championships in 2001 and 2002 and was selected as the Athlete of the Year in 2002. At Nebraska, she was a team captain and sprint, breast and fly specialist.