WWU Vikings add Oregon State transfer Mariah Roggow to program

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BELLINGHAM, WA–– (school release) Western Washington University head women’s soccer coach Travis Connell has announced the addition Oregon State transfer Mariah Roggow for the 2016 season.

Roggow (Kelso, WA) will be a sophomore for the 2016 season and will be eligible immediately. The 5-3 forward appeared in 17 of the Beavers 19 matches as a freshman in 2016, making 13 starts. She scored two goals, including the game-winner in her second collegiate match Aug. 28 vs. Fresno State.

Roggow was a standout at Kelso High School where she was the Offensive MVP for the AAA Great Saint Helens League in 2014-15. She was a two-time First-Team All-League selection. As a junior and senior she totaled 32 goals and 30 assists.

“Mariah is an incredibly hard working attacking player that can play forward or in midfield,” said Connell. “Her experience playing at a high level will enable her to make an immediate impact on our team.”

Roggow joins the incoming class that was announced earlier this offseason:

Name Position Hometown High School / Last School
Avery Barbera Defender Santa Ana, CA Foothill High School
Jordyn Bartelson Midfield Puyallup, WA Puyallup High School
Peyton Chick Forward Renton, WA Kentridge High School
Lindsey Fujiwara Defender Sammamish, WA Skyline High School
Olivia Larson Midfield Arlington, WA Arlington High School
Emily Nelson Defender Puyallup, WA Bellarmine Prep
Mariah Roggow Forward Kelso, WA Kelso High School / Oregon State

“This is a talented and versatile group of student-athletes. They have all achieved a high level of success on the soccer field and in the class room and made positive impacts on their communities,” said Connell. “I believe that great teams are comprised of talented people that have fierce determination and that understand the importance of team. I can see those qualities in this class.”

The WWU soccer program completed the 2015 season with a No. 3 final national ranking with a 21-2-1 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four. Over the last four seasons the Vikings have compiled one of the best records at the Division II level with a 76-9-6 (.894) record and advanced to the NCAA II tournament each season.

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