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Beavers Welcome Nine Signees

Nov 10, 2020

CORVALLIS – The Oregon State women's soccer team will add nine outstanding student-athletes to its roster next fall head coach Matt Kagan announced Thursday. Amaya Bautista, Juju Barker, Aaliyah Bluett, Aidan Brown, Carly Carraher, Isabelle Carrington, McKenna Martinez, Kendra McDaniel and Sawyer Service have all signed to join the Beavers next fall.

Bautista (Hayward, Calif.) joins the Beavers as a defender out of James Logan High School.

"Amaya comes from one of the top clubs in the country in the San Jose Earthquakes DA," Kagan said. "She is a very technical, smart player who can play a variety of positions for us.  She is going to have a great career here."

Bautista played her club soccer for FC Bay Area. Her club team is San Jose Earthquakes DA and her 2004 team is the No. 1 ranked team in the nation.

Barker (Woodinville, Wash.) is a defender from Inglemoor High School. She earned 4A KingCo First Team honors in 2018 and to go along with a spot on the 2019 All-Seattle Star Times Team. Barker has also traveled internationally to play in Costa Rica with the United States ODP Regional Team.

"Juju is a hard-working, gritty, tough defender," Kagan said.  "She is one of the first players we saw when we arrived at OSU and our staff fell in love with who she is as a person. She has great endurance and is very tenacious.  She has a bright future here at OSU."

A player for PAC NW Soccer Club, Barker was a multi-sport athlete in high school. She was a Washington 4A State Gymnastics all-around qualifier, and was a two-time conference champion in the 110m hurdles.

Bluett (Cypress, Texas) is a forward coming to the Beavers from Cypress Ranch High School. She made First Team All-District as a sophomore and junior, and earned Second Team All-District honors as a freshman. Bluett was tabbed as a team captain for her senior year, and set her high school's assist record as a junior.  She comes from one of the top ECNL Clubs in the country, Challenge SC out of Houston TX.

"Aaliyah is an extremely athletic wide player," Kagan said. "She can play anywhere on the flanks and she has the ability to get up and down the field at a fast rate.  She will fit in well with our up tempo group."

Bluett played her club soccer for Challenge SC, helping the squad win an ECNL conference title in 2018. She was also invited to ECNL Market Training in 2017.

Brown (Happy Valley, Ore.) is the sister of current Oregon State sophomore defender Helena Brown. Aiden, a midfielder, was inducted to the Clackamas High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

"Aidan is a technical center mid that can play in the 6,8, or 10 role for us," Kagan said. "She has great vision and can make a lot of passes others can't.  We are looking forward to her great personality.  She is a great fit for our team and program."

A life-long Oregon State fan, Brown played for Crossfire United ECNL, earning selection to the All-Conference team. Brown helped her squad win the Surf Cup in 2018, and paced the team to a third-place finish at ECNL Nationals that year.

Carrington (Beaverton, Ore.) is defender from Mountainside High School. She was Second-Team All-State in 2019, and made an All-America Watch List in 2020. Carrington was a First-Team All-Metro League selection in 2019, and earned the MAC Scholar Award.

"Izzy is an extremely intelligent player and person," Kagan said. "She can use both feet and has a great engine that can get her up and down the field.  Her ability to cover ground is a big plus for us.  We are looking forward to Izzy getting down to Corvallis."

Carrington competed for Crossfire United ECNL, helping the squad finish first in the Northwest Conference in 2018 and 2019. The defender helped her squad win the Surf Cup in 2018, and also led her team to become an ECNL national finalist that season.

Carraher (Portland, Ore.) is a forward out of Westview High School. She earned All-Metro League First Team honors in 2019, after earning all-conference Honorable Mention the previous year. Carraher has been invited to U.S. Soccer Training Camp in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

"Carly is coming to us from the same Crossfire group as Izzy and Aidan," Kagan said. "She is a great athlete and has a ton of pace.  She has a distinct ability to get to the endline and can get a lot of service into the penalty area.  She will be very dangerous for us."

Carraher competed for Crossfire United ECNL, receiving All-Conference recognition in 2020. She had an accomplished run with Crossfire, helping the squad to impressive finishes at numerous events, including the 2016 Surf Cup U16 Super Group title and the 2018 Crossfire Challenge Super Group Championship.

Martinez (Richland, Wash.) is a forward joining the Beavers from Tri-Cities Prep. She was an All-State selection in 2019, and earned All-Conference First Team honors twice. A multi-sport athlete, Martinez also earned conference MVP honors in basketball in 2019.

"McKenna is a 2 footed player who can flat out score goals," Kagain said. "She has the pace, size, and athleticism to be very impactful at this level.  We are excited for her to bring her unquestionable talent to Corvallis."

Martinez competed at the club level for both ASE G01 Emerald and Eastern Washington Surf GA. She helped lead ASE to the 2017 NPL Final Championship, and three Washington Cup titles. Martinez club accomplishments also include two regional tournament wins, a 2019 Las Vegas Showcase bracket win and a 2017 Surf Cup win.

McDaniel (Boise, Idaho) will join Oregon State as a midfielder from Boise High School. She is a two-time All-State honoree, and was led her team to State Cup titles in 2017 and 2018. McDaniel earned Boise High School Offensive Player of the Year honors, and was the team's top goalscorer in 2020.

"Kendra is a worker bee in the middle of the field," Kagan said. "She is very technical, moves in the pockets very well, and has a very high connection rate.  Fans are going to love how creative she is with and without the ball."

McDaniel played her club soccer with Idaho Rush, pacing them to the USYS President's Cup title in 2019. The midfielder helped her squad win the Idaho State Cup in 2017/2018, and earned invites to the U.S. ODP National Team in 2018 and 2019.

Service (Herriman, Utah) comes to the Beavers as a midfielder from Herriman High School. She earned All-Region honors three times, and earned four varsity letters. Service was named a team captain for her senior season.

"You will notice Sawyer right away because of her ability in the air" Kagan said. "She is tall and is a presence in the center of midfield.  We will be able to play through her and she will be a dominant force on set pieces."

Service played club soccer for Utah Avalanche ECNL. She made the honor roll all four years of high school.

"We are so excited to add these nine wonderful human beings to our growing soccer program here at Oregon State," Kagan said. "Each of these young women bring traits that will add to our culture, and they all will be great representatives of our core values.  They are talented on the field, off the field, and in the classroom!"

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