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Women's Recruiting Jan 08, 2020

Washington State Soccer adds transfer Marissa Zucchetto from Texas Tech

PULLMAN, Wash. – Adding to their talent pool for the 2020 season, Washington State Soccer head coach Todd Shulenberger has announced the transfer of Marissa Zucchetto (Mississauga, Ontario) from Texas Tech.

After three stellar season with the Red Raider, Zucchetto will join the Cougars for the spring semester with one year of eligibility to play in 2020. Zucchetto joins nine freshmen in the 2020 class to reload a Cougar roster that played its way to the College Cup for the first time in program history in 2019.

“We are excited to announce that Marissa will be joining the Cougs for the 2020 season,” said Shulenberger. “A veteran goalkeeper with a ton of collegiate and international experience that I helped recruit years ago when I was at Texas Tech. She will fit in nicely with one season to go around a team that now is super competitive in each position across the field.”

Zucchetto dominated in net for the Red Raiders for three seasons before injury cut down her junior season in 2019. Prior to injury, the veteran keeper went 7-1 with four shutouts in nine starts, setting Texas Tech up for one its finest seasons in program history. The season prior, Zucchetto led the nation in shutouts with 14 including picking up a pair of clean sheets in the postseason as the Red Raiders advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Her 14 shutouts and 0.53 GAA ranked No. 2 all-time in Texas Tech history. She would earn three Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week awards in 2018, the only player in the conference to earn three weekly awards.

In three seasons in Lubbock, Zucchetto played in 50 matches with 36 starts. She allowed just 30 goals and made 123 saves to post a 24-11-6 record including 19.5 shutouts. She leaves Texas Tech with the program’s record for goals against with a 0.70 GAA while her 19.5 shutouts ranks third all-time.

Off the field, Zucchetto was a two-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 recipient. She is a member of the Canadian national team program having represented her home country at the U-15 and U-17 levels. In 2014, she helped the U-15 Canada squad to the CONCACAF gold medal, while securing bronze in the 2016 event with the U-17 team. She would go on to earn a spot on the U-17 world cup team, starting one match.