Fillmore Athletes Playing at Division 1 Pac12 Schools in Soccer & Softball
Valerie Tobias, #32 for the Oregon State University Beavers.
Valerie Tobias, #32 for the Oregon State University Beavers.

Did you know Fillmore has three successful female athletes, Valerie Tobias (Soccer), Jessie Fontes and Cielo Meza (Softball), who are playing Soccer and Softball at the Division 1 Pac12 level?

This week we will feature Fillmore High School graduate Valerie Tobias who is currently a Freshman Midfielder for Oregon State University Beavers, Division 1 NCAA Pac12 Soccer team. Below is her player profile courtesy of the team website -

Fillmore High School Highlights:
- Was a soccer academic all-league selection in 2016 and 2017.
- Named the varsity soccer “Rookie of the Year: in 2016.
- Earned All-Costal Canyon League Second-Team honors.
- Helped the Fillmore team to a state championship in 2016.
- Was a US Soccer Training Center participant from 2013-17.
- Named to the CalSouth ODP State team in 2015.
- ECNL Playoffs Best XI in 2016.

Club Soccer Highlights:
- Played for the Eagles Soccer Club under Kristy Walker.
- Helped the team to become National Cup Champions in 2016.

Personal Notes:
- Daughter of Denise and Ramiro Tobias.
- Has one younger sister, Naomi.
- Intends to major in business.
- Enjoys traveling, dancing and shopping.
- Chose Oregon State because she felt she belonged the moment she set foot on campus for the first time.

Stay tuned for next week’s feature of Jessie Fontes.