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Women's Recruiting Jan 14, 2020

Syracuse University women’s soccer adds transfer Alina Miagkova from Central Michigan

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse University women’s soccer added some international flair to the roster Tuesday with the signing of defender Alina Miagkova.

From Lipetsk, Russia, Miagkova is a transfer from Central Michigan where she competed during the 2019 season. Miagkova has played on the Russian Women’s National Team and will begin her athletic and academic career at Syracuse this spring.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to play soccer at the highest level while earning an education from such a quality university,” Miagkova said.

Miagkova made 11 starts in 13 games with the Chippewas, scoring three goals and assisting in another. Miagkova finished third in both goals (3) and points (7) on CMU’s squad. She was called up to the Russian National Team mid-year for its Sept. 3 match against Estonia, where she scored the final goal of a 4-0 shutout in Moscow.

With the Russian U19 National Team, Miagkova won the Kuban Spring Women’s Tournament, an international festival of women’s youth soccer teams supported by FIFA, in 2017 and 2018. She participated in the Elite Round of the 2018 European Championship with the U19 team, and won the Russian Championship with a team from the Moscow region in 2017.