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1991

'91
Chastain, Brandi
Brandi Chastain '91 has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. 
Chastain is a leader in women's sports and a pioneer soccer professional, best known for a game-winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women's World Cup in the Rose Bowl. She made the covers of Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Time magazines after the nation-stopping goal. But the woman who played every position but goalkeeper had an illustrious 12-year international career that included three World Cups and three Summer Olympics. U.S. teams with Chastain won the World Cup in 1991 and '99 and the Olympic gold medal in 1996 and 2004. She was the first player to score five goals in a game, doing it during the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991. Chastain scored 30 goals in 192 appearances for the U.S. national team, where she spent most of her career as a defender.
Chastain assists her husband, Jerry Smith, with coaching the Santa Clara women's team. The star also helped launched women's professional soccer in the United States, playing for the now-defunct San Jose CyberRays in 2001-03 and Bay Area-based FC Gold Pride in 2009. Along with Marlene Bjornsrud (former associate athletics director at SCU) and U.S. teammate Julie Foudy, she founded the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI, pronounced "Bossy" but in a good way) in 2005 that helps bring health wholeness and collegiate female student athletes to underserved girls. Having started with 11 girls, the initiative now helps service more than 19,000 girls through sports and activity. Check out bawsi.org to learn more. 
submitted May. 12, 2016 7:47P

1993

'93
Devincenzi, Rob

Rob Devincenzi '93, editor and publisher of several South Bay newspapers, has been named president and publisher of Marin Independent Journal. Devincenzi was named Milpitas business man of the year in 2010 and this year was a nominee for citizen of the year. 

Devincenzi, 44, began work with the Milpitas Post Newspapers in 1993 as a reporter, shortly after graduating from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in print journalism.

He was promoted to managing editor a year later, and in 1999 became editor and publisher as well as advertising director. He has helped launch two newspapers, the Fremont Bulletin in 1996 and, in August 2014, the Newark Connection.

Devincenzi said, “My heart has always been in community newspapers — it’s what I do, what I’ve done for 23 years. One of my goals is to become actively engaged in the community, particularly with nonprofits, charities and chambers of commerce.”

Devincenzi is married to Monica and has two sons, ages 15 and 11 years old. They live in San Mateo.

submitted Apr. 25, 2016 1:15P

1994

'94
Zepeda, Rosie

Rosalinda "Rosie" Zepeda '94 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services.”. Zepeda understood the value of hard work by the time she was 9 years old. That understanding led her to two college degrees and the leadership of a Latina-empowerment organization and her own business on communication training and diversity consulting, Compelling Conversations.

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:52A

1997

'97
Perry, Jessica

Jessica Perry ’97, J.D. ’00 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services. Perry, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Menlo Park, CA, represented venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a high-profile trial last year defeating gender discrimination claims brought by former partner Ellen Pao.

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:45A

1998

GRD Engineering '98
Ravichandran, Aruna

Aruna Ravichandran M.S. ’98, MBA ’09 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services.” If Ravichandran wasn't working in tech, she'd be a kick-ass mixed-martial arts instructor…

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:34A

1999

'99
Zambrano, Pallie

Pallie Zambrano ’99 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services.” Before joining McManis Faulkner, Zambrano actually litigated against Jim McManis' team.

submitted May. 2, 2016 10:50A

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