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Women's Recruiting Mar 27, 2020

University of Washington women’s soccer adds transfer Elena Palacios from Hawai’i

SEATTLE – The University of Washington Huskies announced the addition of Elena Palacios. A defender, Palacios will enter her junior year with the Huskies after spending her first two years at Hawai’i.

Palacios earned honors from the Big West Conference in each of her two years at Hawai’i. As a freshman, Palacios was named to the All-Freshman Team, then earned All-Big West honors after her sophomore season.

In each of her two years at Hawai’i, Palacios led the team in minutes, playing over 1500 both seasons. She started every single one of Hawai’i’s games in that time, recording 35 starts. She played all but 21 possible minutes in her two seasons as Hawai’i recorded 11 shutouts with her in the starting IX. In 2019, Palacios helped the Rainbow Wahine hold conference opponents to just ten goals total. Palacios also excelled in the classroom, earning Big West All-Academic honors in her only season eligible for that award.

Nicole Van Dyke was excited about the addition, saying that “Elena is a competitor, a hard worker, and will add experience and depth to our talented back line. She will be a wonderful addition to our team.”

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