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Women's Soccer Signs Two on National Signing Day

Nov 9, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women's soccer team welcomed a pair of newcomers to the team on Wednesday.

"We are very excited about the addition of Claire and Mia," said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "Both individuals will add a great deal to our program on and off the field. The future is looking bright, and I cannot wait for them to join us in Corvallis! Go Beavs!"

Mia Erba, MF, San Jose, Calif. (Lehigh HS)

A midfielder from San Jose, Calif., Erba will come to Corvallis from one of the top high school teams in the Golden State and nationally. Her Lehigh High School squad had an incredible 2022 season, taking a pair of championships: CIF NorCal Division II and BVAL. On the club circuit, she competes for the nationally ranked MVLA U18 senior club and previously De Anza Force ECNL and California Thorns DA. In the classroom, she's carried a 4.1 grand point average.

"I chose Oregon State for the amazing environment and culture on and off the field and to play at the highest level."

What Coach Sinacola thinks:
"Mia has an outstanding work rate. She can break things up defensively, but also wreak havoc in the final third. She has a great ability to tactically adjust and move the ball to create what's best for her team. Adding Mia to the group will continue to push this program in the right direction."

Claire Jones, F, Ridgefield, Wash. (Ridgefield HS)

Hailing from Ridgefield, Wash., Jones, a forward, joins the Beavers off an illustrious high school career that featured 42 points and three trips to the state tournament. A first team all-league and all-region selection at Ridgefield High, she was tabbed as the The Columbian's Athlete of the Week in November 2021. On the club scene, she competed for FC Portland and was tabbed to the 2019 ECNL Northwest all-region. Jones trained at the United States Youth National Team ID Camp in 2022. In the classroom, she's part of the National Honor Society, the Leos Club Board of Directors and has taken Advanced Placement classes along with maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

"From day one, Oregon State University felt like home. From the coaching staff to the campus to Corvallis itself, I knew this was the place to be."

What Coach Sinacola thinks:
"Claire is an athletic, technical and composed player. She is ultra-competitive and will not stop until the job is done. She finds spaces very well and can help the build into the final white third where she has the ability to also create. Claire genuinely loves the game and I am confident she will be very influential in the growth of this program."

Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).