Aggies' Empire connection

Go north a bit and you’ll find the UC Davis mens & women’s rosters is sprinkled with Sonoma County talent from three Empire high schools.

The 6-11-1 Aggie men play their regular season finale at 7 Saturday night at UC Santa Barbara.

Empire players on the UCD men’s roster:

– Andrew Robello, a Cardinal Newman product who plays midfield and forward, has been in 14 games and started one. The red-shirt freshman has taken four shots but hasn’t connected for a goal yet.

– Ethen Shawlee is a Montgomery grad who is also a red-shirt freshman defender. Shawlee has been in nine Aggie games, starting once. He has one shot on goal.

– Tommy Siragusa, a red-shirt freshman goalie, hasn’t played this season. He is a St. Vincent graduate.

And, of course, the Aggies’ head coach is a former SRJC standout, Dwayne Shaffer.

On the women’s side, which finished with a 6-10-1 record:

– Aggie starting goalie was Sarah Peters, a freshman by way of Petaluma High. Sarah started all 17 games for the Aggies logging over 1,500 minutes, allowing 22 goals and making 65 saves.

– Shawna Kelley, a junior defender from Rancho Cotate High, didn’t get to play this season.