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Women's Soccer Wraps Up Spring With 3-1 Win Over Alumni Team

Makenzie Shearson, Alex Charlebois and Roosa Arvas score goals for Pitt; Ashley Habbel scores for Alumni Team.


Women's Soccer Plays Both Ohio State and West Virginia in Spring Scrimmages

West Virginia defeats Pitt 1-0; Ohio State registers 2-0 win over Pitt in back-to-back 45-minute scrimmages at Ambrose Urbanic Field.


Women's Soccer Defeats Marshall 1-0 in First Spring Game

Morgan Sharick header off Roosa Arvas corner kick in the final minute is game-winner.


Ella Vanhanen Bio


Women's Soccer Signs 12 Athletes to a National Letter of Intent

Pitt women's soccer 2013 signing class represents three countries and six different states.

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 56 career games with 54 starts…Saw 3,889 minutes of action… Started 37 consecutive games…Recorded 14 goals and 14 assists for 42 points…Ranks fourth all-time at Pitt in goals per match (0.25)…Needs nine goals to tie the school record for goals in a career…Needs nine points to tie school record for career points…Ranks second in school history in points per match (0.75) over a career…Needs three multi-point games to tie school’s career record…Eight career game-winning goals…Needs one game-winning goal to tie the Pitt career record…Holds record for most first goals in a game over the course of a season (6) and needs two first goals in a game to tie the school record for a career…Needs two multi-goal games to tie school record for most all-time…Needs four assists to tie school record for assists in a career…Second in Pitt history in assists per match over a career (0.25).

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, three times – at St. John’s, 10/7/12; Robert Morris, 8/27/14; at Villanova, 9/5/14.
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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