SEATTLE – Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore announced three changes to the Husky roster, beginning winter quarter. The Dawgs have added transfer Miranda Rawlings from UNLV, while Falon Miller and Isabel Farrell have left the team. Miller will be serving her Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints Mission, while Farrell has decided to transfer to Seattle Pacific.
Rawlings joins the Huskies, having just completed her freshman season at UNLV. The attacking player saw action in 21 games, including 14 starts as a true freshman for the Rebels. She scored a goal and added four assists at UNLV this past season.
“I have wanted to be a Husky since I was five and I am really excited and honored to have the opportunity to be an integral part of the women’s soccer program,” said Rawlings. “I hope to succeed both athletically and academically. My school goal is to get a degree in Biology and then pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant. In soccer, I hope to help contribute to the success of the soccer program and grow as a player.”
Rawlings is a North Bend, Wash., native that attended Mount Si High School. As a senior, she set the school record with 36 points (13 goals, 10 assists) and was named First Team All-State and the KingCo 3A Player of the Year.
Our staff couldn’t be more thrilled about adding a player like Miranda to our squad,” said Gallimore. “She brings a great attacking mentality to the game along with the pace and physical ability to compete with players in the Pac-12 conference. She has a great personality and high goals and expectations for herself in school and on the pitch.”
Miller will be leaving for her Mission in January and has been called to Macon, Ga. She turned 19 in September and is taking advantage of recent change allowing female church members to go on a mission at age 19, instead of 21. With her Mormon Mission lasting 18 months, Miller’s soccer future at Washington is being left open-ended at this point.
“When Falon approached me about this in September I wasn’t really that surprised,” said Gallimore. “She has remained a faithful and active member of the Mormon Church since coming to UW from Las Vegas. I told Falon that I am impressed with her decision and completely supportive of her pursuits within her faith. It will be a great period of development for Falon and we look forward to hearing about this part of her life when she returns.”
Finally, Farrell has decided to leave UW and will transfer immediately to Seattle Pacific where she begins classes winter quarter.
“Clearly you never want to see student-athletes leave your program before their eligibility is exhausted,” said Gallimore. “With that said, sometimes it just isn’t the right fit for whatever reason and it became clear to all involved that Isabel wanted something different from her collegiate soccer experience. Izzy is an extremely talented player and our staff and team wish her nothing but success for the remainder of her college soccer career and beyond.”
Washington is off until off for Winter Break, but will return for classes in early January. The Dawgs begin to ramp up for the spring season beginning January 6 with limited workouts. Beginning February 24, Washington can get back to 20 hours a week in preparation from the spring opener on March 14 at Seattle U.