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Texas welcomes a Boston College transfer onto its soccer team

Posted January 18th, 2017

Texas announced on Tuesday that it had added Boston College transfer Amber Stearns to its soccer program’s roster.

A San Antonio native, Stearns will be a junior during the 2017-18 school year. Stearns was a midfielder for the Eagles, and she appeared in 14 of Boston College’s 19 games this past fall. Stearns, who started in 15 games as a freshman, scored the only goal of her collegiate career in a 5-1 win over Pacific on Sept. 4, 2016.

“Amber is a very welcome addition to our squad,” Texas coach Angela Kelly said in a statement. “She comes to Texas possessing a wealth of United States youth national team experience and has an immediate understanding of what it takes to play and compete in a collegiate season. As a staff, we are excited to get to work and see what her experience brings to the table in 2017 and beyond.”

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Stearns is set to join an experienced roster. Texas missed the Big 12 tournament in 2016, but 24 of the team’s 28 goals were scored by non-seniors. Sophomore forward Mikayla Flores, who was the team’s second-leading scorer in 2015, also suffered a season-ending knee injury in the team’s first game.

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