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Texas soccer adds Boston College transfer

The University of Texas soccer team added another Texan to the roster when forward Amber Stearns announced she would transfer from Boston College (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — College soccer’s signing day is a couple of weeks away, but Texas soccer head coach Angela Kelly got a jump on the competition when she announced that Amber Stearns would be joining the Longhorns after two years as a forward at Boston College.

"Amber is a very welcome addition to our squad," Kelly said of Stearns. "She comes to Texas possessing a wealth of United States youth national team experience and has an immediate understanding of what it takes to play and compete in a collegiate season. As a staff, we are excited to get to work and see what her experience brings to the table in 2017 and beyond."

In two years at BC, Stearns played in 34 games, including 14 in 2016. She had nine shots and a goal as a sophomore. She played in all of the Eagles’ 20 games as a freshman, starting 15.

A coveted recruit coming out of San Antonio’s Johnson High School, Stearns was ranked by Top Drawer Soccer as the No. 7 forward and the No. 18 player overall in the nation. She received call-ups to the United States Under-18 National Team in 2012 and 2013.