Texas soccer coach Angela Kelly'looks forward to competing with Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA soccer tournament Friday. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Texas welcomes a Boston College transfer onto its soccer team

Posted January 18th, 2017


Texas announced on Tuesday that it had added Boston College transfer Amber Stearns to its soccer program’s roster.

A San Antonio native, Stearns will be a junior during the 2017-18 school year. Stearns was a midfielder for the Eagles, and she appeared in 14 of Boston College’s 19 games this past fall. Stearns, who started in 15 games as a freshman, scored the only goal of her collegiate career in a 5-1 win over Pacific on Sept. 4, 2016.

“Amber is a very welcome addition to our squad,” Texas coach Angela Kelly said in a statement. “She comes to Texas possessing a wealth of United States youth national team experience and has an immediate understanding of what it takes to play and compete in a collegiate season. As a staff, we are excited to get to work and see what her experience brings to the table in 2017 and beyond.”


Stearns is set to join an experienced roster. Texas missed the Big 12 tournament in 2016, but 24 of the team’s 28 goals were scored by non-seniors. Sophomore forward Mikayla Flores, who was the team’s second-leading scorer in 2015, also suffered a season-ending knee injury in the team’s first game.

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