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NCAA Feb 09, 2024

Texas Tech adds English-born midfielder Amelia “Millie” Elwood to recruiting class

LUBBOCK, Texas – After going across the pond and signing Grace Pilling, the Texas Tech Soccer program has once again signed an English-born player, this time singing Reading Women’s U21 product Amelia “Millie” Elwood.

Elwood is the second English-born player to sign with the Red Raiders in program history joining goalkeeper Grace Pilling who signed with the Red Raiders last month. The playmaking midfielder will enroll at Tech later this fall as a true freshman.

Elwood will enroll at Tech after a strong career for Reading FC of the Barclays Women’s Championship League.

“From the first time we saw Millie on video, we thought she had tremendous upside,” said Texas Tech head coach Tom Stone. “She’s had opportunities to turn pro already but her commitment to her academic career is paramount to her. This was a last-minute opportunity that arose for us, and we jumped at it when it became a reality.”

Amongst Elwood’s accomplishments for Reading were scoring a second-half goal against Durham as well as starts in FA Cup matches against Arsenal, Sunderland and Tottenham.

In the 2019-20 season Elwood scored three time and had three assists in 13 matches played and start for Reading’s U14 squad.

With the addition of Elwood, Tech’s 2023-24 signing class sits at nine overall players. Seven of those nine players signed with the Red Raider during the November signing period.

“We’re really excited about Millie’s addition to our team,” Stone said. “She’s great on the ball and very good in possession. She’s not afraid to speak up and organize those around her and has a lot of maturity to her game. We’re excited to have our first of two English players in Millie, and we look forward to what she will bring to the team.”

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