Women's Soccer Welcomes Three Newcomers
SEATTLE – The Washington Huskies announced the addition of three new members for the 2022 season on Friday. The Dawgs welcome three transfers, two of which who recently competed in the Pac-12 Conference in Cori Sullivan, a forward from Arizona State, Sophie Dimry, a defender from Washington State, and Shaye Seyffart, a central defender/midfielder from Florida.
"We are very excited about our three new additions joining us this winter," said head coach Nicole Van Dyke. "It was evident from the start of the process that they aligned with our culture, team values and goals for the program. All three of these women come from great programs, are exceptional academically, highly experienced and ready to compete! I look forward to them joining forces with all our returners as we begin the work towards the fall of 2022. Go Dawgs!"
Sullivan joins the Huskies after spending the past four years in Tempe as part of the Sun Devil attack. Last season, the forward scored two goals for ASU, playing in all 20 matches. She added five assists, which were third most on the team. Her 34 shots recorded were also the second most for the ASU side, while recording a shot in all but two contests. Sullivan has scored two goals in each of her three seasons as a Sun Devil, as she did not play during the 2019 season. In the spring season of 2021, Sullivan scored the game-winner against No. 3 UCLA and was also named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.
A native of Prescott, Ariz., Sullivan played her club soccer with SC Del Sol and the Scottsdale Blackhawks and was named to the ODP Region IV Championship All-Tournament and All-Region Teams, while also claiming an AYSA State Cup Championship. She is currently a biological sciences major, while also being a member of The Honors College. Her father, Matt, is a UW alum.
Cori on UW: "I chose the University of Washington women's soccer program because of the formidable reputation in the Pac-12. I am excited to work with the amazing staff and grow in the team environment they have created. Also, I look good in purple!"
Dimry, from Carlsbad, Calif., spent the last three seasons with Washington State, playing in 18 contests in her time Pullman. This past season, Dimry was on a Cougar team that reached the NCAA Tournament Second Round. In the spring season of 2021, Dimry appeared in six matches, starting three and playing in 224 minutes. Also in her sophomore season, Dimry was named to the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll.
Before her time at WSU, Dimry played on the club scene with the San Diego Surf in the US Soccer Development Academy. She majored in Digital Technology and Culture while minoring in Women's Studies in Pullman and was part of the Black Student Athlete Association at Washington State.
Dimry on UW: "I chose the University of Washington because I love the strong sense of community it provides as well as the competitive and inclusive nature of the team."
Seyffart, from Ringoes, N.J. comes to Washington with a wealth of experience after playing in 68 matches in her two years at Florida and previously two seasons with Villanova. Last year, Seyffart played in 16 matches, starting 14 for the Gators and scoring against the eventual national champions Florida State. In her junior campaign, Seyffart started nine of the 14 games she played in, recording an assist against Georgia. At Villanova, Seyffart playing in every match for the Wildcats, while scoring a goal in each season, and was in the top-five of her team in minutes played both years.
In 2019, Seyffart was named to the Big East All-Academic Team and in 2021 she was named to the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll, while majoring in Education Studies.
Seyffart played her club soccer with Sky Blue PDA U18/19 and was twice invited to the US Soccer Federation National Training Center. At the high school level, she was part of Hunterdon Central's New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Group 4 state champion team in 2016.