Pitt women's soccer 2013 signing class represents three countries and six different states.
QUOTING MILLER: "Now entering her third season, Roosa will be our most experienced midfielder. We expect her to have a greater attacking role. She was able to get her fitness to an even greater level this past spring and I hope this helps elevate her game."
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, at St. John's, 10/7/12.
Assists: 2, two times- Duquesne, 8/26/12; at St. Bonaventure, 8/24/12.
Points: 4, two times- at St. John's, 10/7/12; Duquesne, 8/26/12.