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NCAA May 25, 2022

Washington State announces signing of transfers Aaliyah Bluett and Jenna Studer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Putting the finishing touches on the 2022 roster, Washington State soccer head coach Todd Shulenberger has announced the transfers of Aaliyah Bluett (Cypress, Texas) and Jenna Studer (Eastvale, Calif.).

Bluett spent her first year at Oregon State while Studer comes from Arizona where she played two seasons to begin her collegiate career.

“We are really excited to add Aaliyah and Jenna to our Coug Soccer team,” said Shulenberger. “I expect both young ladies to come in and turn up the competition in an already deep roster. Both players are familiar with the conference and I expect them to fit right in. Go Cougs!”

In Bluett the Cougs pick up another speedy offensive minded player with Pac-12 experience for the midfield and frontline. The young attacker spent her freshman season playing for the Beavers where she appeared in nine games scoring one goal and recording one assist. Bluett’s first collegiate goal was huge for OSU as the freshman forward netted the opening goal in the program’s historic first road win over perennial power Stanford. The weekend prior Bluett came up with her first collegiate assist as she setup the go-ahead goal in the Beavers’ 3-2 win over North Dakota to close out non-conference play. Prior to heading off to OSU last year, Bluett prepped at Cypress Ranch High School where she set the school’s record for assists while earning all-district honors three times. On the club scene she was a member of Challenge FC where she played alongside of Coug star keeper Nadia Cooper.

Adding to an experienced defensive unit, Studer makes the transition to the Pacific Northwest after two seasons in the desert as a Wildcat. Playing in the backline or as a defensive midfielder Studer appeared in 27 matches in two seasons while starting 18 including 13 as a sophomore. Despite her focus on the defensive end she got into the offensive mix last season as well scoring her first collegiate goal against USC. In all, Studer was one of six field players for the Wildcats to play over 1,000 minutes in 2021, notching 1,056 minutes despite missing three games early in non-conference play. Prior to Arizona she prepped at Eleanor Roosevelt High School where she lettered three seasons and earned all-league honors. At the club level she played for Legends FC DA and Arsenal FC. Studer will have a chance to team-up with her older sister, all-region midfielder Sydney Studer, for one season after Sydney chose to come back for a fifth-year at WSU in 2022.

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