Western Oregon University – WOU Soccer adds three more for 2018

WOU Soccer adds three more for 2018

MONMOUTH, Ore.—Following the addition of three recruits during the early signing period in February, Western Oregon University’s women’s soccer coach Steve Ancheta has announced three more student-athletes to the club’s 2018 recruiting class.  

Alex Qualls will be joining the Wolves from Boise State University while Jacky Beristain and Paige Verneuille will arrive after successful college careers in California junior colleges.

Alex Qualls
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Gresham, Ore.
High School: Barlow
Previous School: Boise State
Accolades: Three-year member of the Boise State soccer team, including a redshirt season in 2015… Four-time All-Mount Hood Conference honoree… Named the MHC Goalkeeper of the Year.

“Alex is a very exciting pick up as a transfer from Boise State University. She has decided to make her way back to Oregon where starred at Barlow High School. She is a quality goalkeeper who is very athletic and quick on her feet, but also a very competitive player who doesn’t like to see that ball go in the back of the net. She is excited to come here next fall and showcase her skills to help the program have a great season in 2018,”—Coach Ancheta
Jacky Beristain
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
High School: Foothill
Previous School: Cerritos College/South Carolina State
Accolades: Tied for the team lead in goals while playing at South Carolina State in 2016… 2nd Team All-South Coast Conference in 2017 while at Cerritos College
“We are very excited to have Jacky joining the WOU soccer program. Jacky loves to play soccer and shows great passion for the game. She continuously pushes herself to play at a high level every time she steps onto the field. She is a very good defender who also showcases good individual ball skills to play out of the backline. We look forward to seeing her in the WOU uniform next fall,”—Coach Ancheta
Paige Verneuille
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Roseville, Calif.
High School: Woodcreek
Previous School: Folsom Lake
Accolades: Started 21 games for the Folsom Lake team that advanced to the state semifinals in 2016… Started 22 games as a freshman with the team advancing to the state championship.

“Paige is a very steady midfielder who was a big part of Folsom Lake’s success this past fall with all of her hard work in the middle of the park. Paige is a great team player who will do whatever it takes to help the team be successful and those type of players that are very important in helping the WOU soccer program reach new heights,”—Coach Ancheta

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