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Women’s Soccer Adds Arianna From Team IMPACT

Oct 5, 2021

SEATTLE – On Tuesday afternoon, Washington women's soccer head coach Nicole Van Dyke welcomed Arianna Graham to the Husky family. Arianna officially signed her national letter of intent through Team IMPACT to join the UW women's soccer team.

"It is an extremely exciting day for us at the University of Washington. We are so excited to welcome Arianna and her family to our team," said Van Dyke. "Arianna is an inspiration to her family, her friends, her community and especially to our team."

"Her positivity and enthusiasm is something that radiates every room. Arianna's bravery, courage, and strength to break barriers while advocating for awareness for those with down syndrome is a wonderful gift. We look forward to continuing to built the relationship with her and her family."

Off the field, Arianna enjoys listening to music, dancing and getting to know her new teammates.  

Arianna was joined by her family, Mike, Andrea and Miley on her big day. As a member of the program, Arianna will attend Husky practices, games and other team events.

Team IMPACT has a mission to improve the quality of life for children suffering from life-altering diagnoses. Team IMPACT has created relationships that have enhanced the lives of thousands of courageous children and touched the lives of tens of thousands of student-athletes across the country. 

Since its inception in 2011, Team IMPACT has matched over 2,200 children with more than 700 colleges and universities in 49 states, positively impacting more than 65,000 participating student athletes.

The entire Washington Husky community is excited to welcome Arianna to the family!