Nov. 6, 2012
PITTSBURGH—Pitt women’s soccer player Roosa Arvas was honored as a Fourth Team All-America selection by College Sports Madness website on Monday. CollegeSportsMadness.com is a website dedicated to covering college sports.
A freshman midfielder from Kuopio, Finland, Arvas earned the award after leading Pitt in points (14), assists (eight) and shots (29) on the year. She also added three goals and one game-winning goal. Arvas also currently ranks third among Big East Conference leaders in assists (eight) and assists per game (0.42). Her two two-assist matches are tied for the second highest total established by a conference player this year in Big East.
On August 27, 2012, Arvas became Pitt’s third all-time Big East Rookie of the Week selection after she finished with one goal and five assists in Pitt’s 3-0 undefeated week. Even more impressive, Arvas played a role in six of Pitt’s seven goals on the week as she followed former Panthers Netta Agredano (Sept. 25, 2000) and Cande Ruiz (Oct. 5, 1998) as Pitt’s other Rookie of the Week honorees. During that week, she also provided the game-winning goal and two assists in Pitt’s 3-1 victory over Duquesne. Arvas added two assists in Pitt’s 2-1 win at St. Bonaventure. In addition, the midfielder was also selected as the College Sports Madness Women’s Soccer Big East Player of the Week.
Pitt won three times as many matches in 2012 as it did the previous season. It finished 7-10-2 overall with a 2-6-2 Big East record and concluded the year with victories in each of its final two matches.