Stanford’s Averie Collins transfers to Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash. (Via Washington State University) – Picking up its second transfer of the new year, Washington State soccer and Head Coach Todd Shulenberger has announced the addition of Averie Collins for the 2019 season.
Collins will have one year of eligibility for the Cougars after completing her degree at Stanford in the spring. Collins joins a loaded Cougar roster that welcomes back 21 letter winners from 2018 to go along with nine freshmen and one transfer, Madison Carter, from Portland.
“We are really excited to add Averie Collins to our soccer program next fall,” said Shulenberger. “Averie is a very talented player who I expect to jump right in and contribute immediately. She is a leader, a proven winner, and a great young lady.”
Collins comes to the Palouse after playing three seasons with the Cardinal, helping Stanford to the 2017 national championship. As a junior in 2017, Collins netted a pair of goals to go with an assists in 17 games played. The year prior she started all 21 games for the Cardinal, finishing the year with 13 points on five goals and three assists. The Cougars saw first hand what Collins could do on the field that year as the second-year striker netted the game-winner in the 78th minute against WSU to lead Stanford to a 2-1 win in Palo Alto. She would go on to earn Pac-12 All-Academic honors in 2016 in her first year of eligibility for the award.
Prior to Stanford, Collins graduated from Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Mont. She was the 2015 Montana Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior while also earning NSCAA High School Scholar All-America honors. Additionally, Collins was named the NSCAA Montana Player of the Year for the second time in 2015. In four years, she would score 57 goals while added 29 assists for the Hawks. On the club level, Collins led Salt Lake City’s La Roca FC to five State Cup championships and the 2015 U18 Region IV championship.