The Oregon State women's soccer team has signed eight players for the 2018 season, coach Linus Rhode said Thursday.
The newest Beavers are Helena Brown, Emma Deane, Madison Ellsworth, Ilihiananiohawaiiloa Keawekane, Taylie Liddell, Gabrielle Hackbarth, Bridgette Skiba and Sydney Studer. They will join the team this August.
"This is very athletic class that I think will adapt very quickly to the physical demands and the technical level of the Pac-12," Rhode said. "We are very excited to have these [women] join our program."
Brown (Happy Valley, Ore.) played club soccer for Crossfire United. She was part of the state ODP travel team for four years, as well as a three-year regional camp participant. Brown helped lead her team to a 2012 State Cup.
A member of the National Honor Society, Brown played three seasons at Clackamas High School, serving as team captain for two of those seasons. Brown also competed at the US Youth National Training Center.
Deane (Yorba Linda, Calif.) has played on the Yorba Linda High School varsity team for four seasons. She was selected to the All-California Interscholastic Federation Division III first team, and is the first athlete in school history to be named first-team All-Orange County.
Deane holds school records for saves in a game (20) and in a season (200). The goalkeeper has also played for the club team Pateadores USSDA 99, helping them reach the 2015 National Cup semifinal.
Ellsworth (Hillsboro, Ore.) has played for Crossfire United since 2014. She was a national camp participant for the club in 2016, and a regional camp participant in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Prior to that, she spent several seasons with Tualatin Hills United.
Ellsworth played four seasons for Hillsboro High School, earning All-League honors in her junior and senior years. She finished her career with 25 goals and 25 assists, and helped lead the Spartans to two state semifinal appearances. Ellsworth was also selected to play in the Top Drawer Soccer All-America game in 2017.
Keawekane (Wailuku, Hawaii) played club soccer for Davis Legacy Girls 99 Red ECNL club. She was a Top Drawer Soccer Top-150 Selection from 2013-17, and attended the U14 US Women's National Team Camp in Portland. Keawekane was an All-League All-Star in 2015 and 2016 during high school. She attended the 2014 ODP National Camp, and was a Regional ODP Camp invite from 2012-14.
Liddell (Camarillo, Calif.) is a three-time Team Defensive Player of the Year at Moorpark High School, and earned Coastal Canyon Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2016 and 2017.
Liddell earned All-CIF First Team honors in 2017, and led her team to a state title in 2017, as well as state finals in 2015 and 2016. She played her club soccer for Eagles SC and was team captain from 2010-18.
Hackbarth (Mililani, Hawaii) plays for the club team Leahi Premier 2000. She has helped the team win the President's Cup Regionals and Nationals in 2015, and the Surf Cup in 2016.
At Mililani High School, Hackbarth helped her team finish third in the state in 2016 and 2017, as well as winning Oahu Interscholastic Association championships in 2016 and 2017.
Skiba (Portland, Ore.) helped Sunset High School finish fourth in the state in 2017, as she held 12 shutouts in 19 games on the year from the goalkeeper position.
Skiba allowed just 11 goals on the season, earning selection as a finalist for Oregon 6A Player of the Year. She is a three-time 6A All-State selection, including a pair of first-team nods. Skiba played her club soccer for Westside Timbers FC.
Studer (Eastvale, Calif.) played at Roosevelt High School her sophomore and junior seasons, earning first-team PIL honors in both seasons and all-state honors in 2016-17. Studer also played for the club team Legends USSDA 99, starting in the midfield. She scored two goals for the club.