Soccer brings in Turner from UCR
PULLMAN, Wash. – Adding to the Cougs' depth through the transfer portal for the second time in as many weeks, Washington State soccer head coach Todd Shulenberger has officially signed Lindsey Turner (Chino Hills, Calif.) out of UC Riverside. Turner, a freshman, will join the Cougs in January after playing one season for the Highlanders in the fall.
"We are excited to add Lindsey to our program this spring," said Shulenberger. "Lindsey is a talented soccer player with a high work rate that covers ground. She will help provide depth in our already talented midfield."
In her first collegiate season, Turner played in and started all 16 games while playing 1,038 minutes in the midfield at UCR. She made her college debut on August 21 in a 2-0 shutout of Cal Baptist in a game she took her first shot. She would score her first career goal at Utah State on Sept. 10 while adding her first assist against Cal State Bakersfield on Oct. 28. In total, Turner finished her first year with one goal and one assist on 11 shots. For her play she was named to the Big West All-Freshman Team.
Prior to heading to UCR, Turner prepped at Ayala High School and played her club soccer with Legends DA. At Ayala, Turner played two seasons before focusing on club soccer her junior and senior years. Despite being the youngest varsity player, she was twice named the team MVP while earning all-league first team honors as a sophomore. In club play, Turner helped lead her team to the 2018 national championship final four after winning the California Regional League and the Western Regional championships. The run to the national championship semi-finals was bolstered by a stunning 58-game unbeaten streak throughout the year.
Turner will have three years of eligibility for the Cougs.