Oregon State women’s soccer signs Arkansas transfer Ava Benedetti
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State women’s soccer has added Arkansas transfer Ava Benedetti to the 2022 team, announced head coach Lauren Sinacola.
The Happy Valley, Ore. native plans to join the Beavers this fall and intends to study biology.
“I chose Oregon State because I wanted to come back to my home state to finish my athletic and academic career at one of the top universities in the Pacific Northwest,” commented Benedetti. “I am excited to play for head coach Lauren Sinacola and her staff. There is something special happening in Corvallis and I wanted to be a part of it.”
Benedetti played a pivotal role for the Razorbacks last year, appearing in 19 games after Arkansas made its first Elite 8 appearance in program history with a 19-4-1 overall record and 9-1 SEC record.
The midfielder scored two goals during 2021, including the game-winning goal against Eastern Washington during non-conference play and in the SEC Tournament semifinals against Auburn.
Benedetti reeled off three assists on the year to go along with 21 shots and 12 on frame.
Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Benedetti was a First Team All-WAC and All-Tournament player with Seattle in 2021. She was also named academic All-WAC in back-to-back season and was named the conference’s offensive player of the week on April 5, 2021.
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