The 2012 season was a banner one for Coach Calderon and the Chapman women's soccer program. Under Calderon's tutelage, the Panthers went 16-6-1 and won Chapman's first-ever SCIAC Tournament Championship with a win over Pomona-Pitzer in the finals, earning its second NCAA playoff berth in the past three years.
The Panthers have won at least 12 games in three of the past four seasons (from 2009-12) and their 16 wins in 2012 were the second-most in school history.
In nine years atop the Chapman women's program, she's guided the Panthers to six seasons above. 500, including being ranked in the Division III top-25 in 2007. The former defender has built her teams around, what else, defense, and as a result the Panthers have recorded 47 shutouts and a goals against average below 1.50 in Calderon's first eight seasons as a collegiate head coach.
As a player for the Panthers from 1997-00, Calderon served as a team captain and quickly earned a reputation for her tenacity on defense. In her senior year, Chapman earned a berth in the NCAA "Sweet 16" and tied for their best finish in the history of the program. She has served as the head girls' soccer coach at Katella High since 1998 and was an assistant on the Chapman coaching staff from 2001-03, helping to guide the Panthers to three more NCAA tournament bids and another "Sweet 16" appearance.
Calderon earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Chapman in 2001 and holds a master's degree from National University in teaching with an emphasis in educational technology. She and her husband Bobby currently reside in Fullerton with their daughters Halle and Brooklyn.