Oregon State Women’s Soccer Inks Six on National Signing Day
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women's soccer team signed six newcomers to the team on Wednesday.
"We are very excited about the signing of this year's class," said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "Every individual that we will be adding to our program is a great fit for Oregon State and an outstanding fit for our women's soccer program. This class brings athleticism, skill, knowledge, fight, and passion along with successful experience playing at high levels. Not only will this group fit into what we are doing, but they will add to it, both on and off the field. Go Beavs and BeavUP."
Mya Sanchez, GK, Turlock, Calif. (John H Pitman HS)
A business major from Turlock, Calif., Mya Sanchez joins the OSU squad as a goalkeeper. Sanchez has led a decorated club and high school career. Sanchez helped the MVLA club team to a U17 and U14 ECNL National Championship, as well as a U15 and U14 ECNL Northwest Conference Championship. She was a two-time Surf Cup Champion and two-time State Cup Finalist. Sanchez was named a Top Drawer Soccer & IMG 4-Star Player Class of 2022, Top 75 Player Class of 2022, and Top 10 GK Class of 2022. In 2020, she earned three separate 'Player of the Year' accolades and was named CCAL First Team. In 2019, she earned Modesto Bee and Turlock Journal All-Region Team honors as well as CCAL Goalkeeper of the Year and CCAL First Team recognition. Academically, Sanchez earned Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2019 and 2020 and was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar for a 4.0+ GPA while also being named to the honor roll four times.
"I fell in love with the culture and atmosphere at Oregon State," said Sanchez. "The soccer program, school, and community was exactly what I was looking for."
Madison Paolini, D, San Marcos, Calif. (San Marcos HS)
Joining Oregon State as a defender from San Marcos, Calif., is Madison Paolini. Paolini intends to pursue a degree in bio health sciences. Paolini played for San Diego Surf ECNL and helped her club team to the Manchester City Cup, Surf Cup, Coast Soccer League, and Girls Academy Southwest Conference League Championships. She has also competed against Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City in England with her club team. Paolini was the San Marcos team captain for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, and helped the team achieve back to back Palomar Conference championships in the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
"I chose Oregon State University due to the amazing academics, athletics, and the beautiful campus. From the moment I set foot on campus, I knew this was where I wanted to be," said Paolini. "The coaching staff, current team members, and fellow recruits have all been so welcoming and I cannot wait to be able to spend the next four years together with them."
Lindsey Antonson, F, Wilsonville, Ore. (Wilsonville HS)
Hailing from Wilsonville, Ore. and looking to pursue an engineering major, Antonson will join the Beavers as a forward. Antonson was named the 2019 OSSA 5A Player of the Year and three-time NWOC League Player of the Year. She was also named three-time First-Team All-State and League. Antonson played for the Crossfire Premier FC ECNL, earning 2020-21 First-Time ECNL All-Conference recognition and was selected for the 2021 San Diego ECNL National Selection game. Her brother Tanner graduated from Oregon State in 2015 and brother Trevor currently plays baseball at Seattle University.
"Oregon State is close to home and I love the campus," said Antonson. "It has a great environment as well as a great soccer atmosphere."
Jayden Sanders, D, Brentwood, Calif. (Heritage HS)
Jayden Sanders, from Brentwood, Calif., joins the Beavers' lineup as a defender and intends to pursue a degree in business. Sanders is a member of the West Coast Soccer Wicked and was a member of the 2018 US National Championship team. She made the 2018-19 State ODP team and participated at the 2019 ODP Regional Camp. Sanders was named First Team All-BVAL and was a selection for the West International roster in the 2019-20 season. With her high school team, she was the team captain as a junior and a senior and was named High School Defensive MVP both years. Academically, she earned four scholar-athlete accolades.
"I chose Oregon State because of the team culture, coaching staff, and competitive environment," said Sanders, "I also love the college town."
Megin Turi, D, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (Burnaby Central Secondary School)
Hailing from Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada, Turi will be a defender for the Beavers while studying bio health sciences. Turi played within the British Columbia Provincial Program and was selected to play for the Whitecaps Girls Super Elite REX soccer program, which she has played for for five years. She is a team co-captain. Turi excels academically as well, having achieved the Principal's Honor Roll each year of high school.
"I chose Oregon State because I love the college town feel it gives and I love the state of Oregon. When I did my visit to Oregon State University, it was obvious that the team, coaches, and overall environment gave off a great energy that I want to be a part of. It is also a good academic school which is really important to me," said Turi.
Sammie Symmes, M, Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Preparatory)
Sammie Symmes will be joining the Beavers as a midfielder while pursuing a degree in engineering. The Spokane, Wash. native played for the Spokane Sounders Shadow club team and helped the team to Silverlakes, Crossfire, and Northwest Champions League championships. She was also a State Cup finalist and named to the ODP Region IV team. At Gonzaga Preparatory, Symmes was a four-year letterwinner in soccer and track, was named First Team All-League, and received the Ignatian Leadership Award. For three years, she helped her team to league and district championship titles. Symmes' sister, Melissa, played for the Beavers during the 2020 season as a graduate student defender.
"I chose Oregon State because I felt at home instantly and love the campus. I absolutely love the team culture, team, and coaches. Academically, OSU has the engineering and science programs I am looking for. I am beyond excited to join the Beaver family. Go Beavs," said Symmes.