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Women’s Soccer Makes Strides in 2015

Panthers complete winningest season in program history


Pitt Falls to Top-Ranked Cavaliers in Season Finale

Panthers complete winningest season in program history


Women's Soccer Concludes Regular Season on Saturday vs. No. 1 Virginia

Team will honor senior Roosa Ärväs in a pregame ceremony


No. 7 Virginia Tech Hands Panthers 4-2 Defeat

Pryce, Arvas net goals for Pitt on the day


Panthers to Take on No. 7 Hokies on the Road

Women’s soccer concludes its away schedule at Virginia Tech on Sunday

QUOTING MILLER: “Roosa had a great junior season and I expect her build off of that her senior year.  She has really become a deadly threat on our set pieces and will provide excellent experience to our young front line.”

CAREER: Played in 74 career games with 72 starts…Saw 5,202 minutes of action… Started 59 consecutive games…Recorded 18 goals and 20 assists for 56 lifetime points…Concluded her career as Pitt's all-time leader in both points and assists...Tied for third all-time in goals...Owns second-highest game-winning goals total in school history with eight...Single-season record holder in game-winning goals with five in 2014...Academic honors include 2012 and '15 Athletic Honor Roll, 2012 Big East Honor Roll, and 2014 ACC Honor Roll.

2015: Concluded her collegiate career with two shots against No. 1 Virginia (Oct. 31)...Scored one goal on a penalty kick and notched six shots in the matchup against No. 7 Virginia Tech (Oct. 25)...Claimed first place among program's all-time point leaders (53) and career assist leader (19) with assist vs. Wake Forest (Sept. 24)...Notched two shots against No. 22 Duke (Oct 22)...Notched four shots, two on goal, at No 6 Clemson (Oct. 16)...Registered an assist on Pitt's only goal againsy Boston College (Oct. 8)...Recorded one goal and one assist against Akron (Sept. 13)...Assisted Pitt's second goal against Villanova (Sept. 4) and first goal against La Salle (Sept. 6)...Recorded two goals in the second half against Robert Morris (Aug. 23).

2014: Started and played in all 18 games, one of only three players to achieve that honor…Led team in goals (nine), assists (three), points (21), shots (40), shots on goal (23), corner kicks taken (43) and game-winning goals (five)…Played 1,194 minutes on the year…Nine goals in 2014 ranks second all-time at Pitt for goals in a season…21 points in 2014 ranks third all-time in school history for a single season…Scored five game-winning goals (Akron, Robert Morris, at Villanova, at Syracuse, at NC State), which tied for the ACC lead in that category…Set season highs in goals (two), shots (six), points (four) and corner kicks taken (nine) vs. Robert Morris (Aug. 27)…Tied for ninth in the ACC in goals scored…Tied for seventh in ACC in goals per game (0.50)…Tied for eighth in ACC in points per game (1.17)…Ranked in top 10 in goals and goals per game in ACC conference play…Tied for second best goals per match mark (0.50) in school history…Fourth most points per match (1.16) in a single season at Pitt…Registered a career-high tying two goals and four points vs. Robert Morris (Aug. 27) and at Villanova (Sept. 5), both games included game-winning goals… Scored goals at Boston College (Sept. 25), at Syracuse (Sept. 28), at NC State (Oct. 4) and at North Carolina (Oct. 12).

2013: Started and played in all 19 matches, one of only two players to start all 19 contests...Led Pitt in points (seven), assists (three), game-winning goals (two), shots (36), shots on goals (14) and corner kicks taken (46) and also ranked second on the team in goals (two) as a sophomore...Saw action in 1,442 minutes on the year...Scored game-winning goal in five shots in 1-0 victory at Duquesne (Aug. 25)...Scored game-winning goal in 1-0 win vs. Central Michigan (Sept. 1)...Registered assists vs. Bucknell (Aug. 30), at Robert Morris (Sept. 4) and at Virginia (Sept. 22)...Set season-highs for minutes (92), shots (eight) and corner kicks (10) at Robert Morris (Sept. 4).

2012: Named a Fourth Team All-American by College Sports Madness...Led Pitt in points (14), assists (eight) and corner kicks taken (46), ranked second on the team in shots (24) and third in goals scored (three)...Also recorded 29 shots, including 12 on goal and racked up 1,254 minutes of playing time...Ranked third among Big East statistical leaders in assists and assists per game...Ranked No. 46 nationally in assists per game...Became only the third player in Pitt history to be named the Big East Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week on Aug. 27 after totaling one goal, five assists and seven points in wins over Robert Morris, St. Bonaventure and Duquesne...Also named the College Sports Madness Women's Soccer Big East Player of the Week for her efforts...Saw action in all 19 games, including 17 starts as a freshman...Recorded three goals on the season including a career-high two at St. Johns in a 2-2 tie (Oct. 7)...Notched a goal in a 3-1 win over Duquesne (Aug. 26)...Finished with a career-high two assists in two games: at St. Bonaventure (Aug. 24) and Duquesne (Aug. 26)...Totaled four points two different times: Duquesne (Aug. 26) and at St. John's (Oct. 7).

HIGH SCHOOL: Native of Kuopio, Finland who led her team to the girls Finnish Championship in 2010...Was named Finnish technique champion in 2008...Also played on both the U16 and U19 national teams, playing in 11 games and scoring two goals...Named 2012 team MVP.

PERSONAL: Born October 27, 1993 in Kuopio, Finland...Daughter of Jarmo Arvas and Jaana Strengell...Majors in psychology.

Minutes: 100, at St. John's, 10/7/12.
Goals: 2, four times, last vs. Robert Morris, 8/23/15.
Assists: 2, two times- Duquesne, 8/26/12; at St. Bonaventure, 8/24/12.
Points: 4, four times- at St. John’s, 10/7/12; Duquesne, 8/26/12; Robert Morris, 8/27/14; at Villanova, 9/5/14.
Shots: 8, at Robert Morris, 9/4/13.

Roosa Arvas

Roosa  Arvas


Kuopio, Finland

High School:
Kuopian Klassillinen Lukio





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