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NCAA May 20, 2021

UNC Wilmington women’s soccer signs graduate transfer JoAnnie Ramos

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNC Wilmington women’s soccer head coach Chris Neal has announced the addition of graduate transfer JoAnnie Ramos to the Seahawks’ roster for the 2021 season.

Ramos, who joins the Seahawks after four seasons at Southern Miss, becomes the 11th member of the Seahawks’ incoming class.

“We feel very fortunate to have added a player of JoAnnie’s quality, experience and character for the upcoming season,” said Neal, who begins his fourth season with the program in the fall. “She was a team captain at Southern Miss and has played 90 minutes per match in the central midfield over the last three seasons.”

A four-year letter winner for the Golden Eagles, the Katy, Texas, product started 51-of-62 games and scored six goals with seven assists. She opened nine contests as a senior during the 2021 spring campaign and scored a goal in the team’s 3-1 victory over Louisiana Tech on Apr. 4.

Ramos started all 18 contests during her junior campaign and netted a goal in victories at Lamar and against FIU, contributing two assists. The Golden Eagles’ third-leading scorer as a sophomore, she accrued nine points with three goals and three assists in 20 games.

The 5-7 midfielder started her college career by appearing in 14 games in 2017 and making five starts. She registered the first point of her college career with an assist against Jackson State.

In addition to her achievements on the field, Ramos served as SAAC President during the 2019-20 academic year and was a two-time member of the Conference USA All-Academic First-Team. She also received the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal three times.

Ramos brings a wealth of international experience to the Seahawks’ roster. She represented her native Puerto Rico in the opening phase of the 2018 CONCACAF Caribbean Qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was a participant in the 2019 Puerto Rico Women’s National Team Training Camp.

A First-Team All-District performer at Obra D. Tompkins High School in Katy, Ramos tallied 12 goals with 14 assists during her scholastic career.

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