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Women's soccer adds Wake Forest transfer Oliwia Wos



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First-year Head Coach Erwin van Bennekom talks to the IU women's soccer team during a spring practice in Mellencamp Pavillion. IU starts its season Aug. 22 against University of North Carolina. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

IU women's soccer added its 28th player to the roster Tuesday afternoon when it announced sophomore defender Oliwia Wos is transferring from Wake Forest University.

Wos played in 16 games her freshman season with the Demon Deacons. She started in 13 of those matches and got her first and only collegiate point with an assist against University of Virginia on Sept. 30. She only took one shot in her appearances, and that shot was on goal.

The team went 9-9-2 overall and advanced to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament in 2018.

Wos is from Olesno, Poland. Before her time at Wake Forest, she played for Poland's U-17 and U-19 national teams, earning an appearance with the full national team in 2017.

With the U-19 squad, Wos participated in the Elite Round of the 2018 UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship. She played club for Arminia Bielefeld in Germany and previously played for Herforder SV and VfL Bochum.

Wos is now the sixth player on the roster from another country — four are from Canada and one is from Hungary.

The Hoosiers went 8-8-2 last season and failed to make the Big Ten Tournament. IU hasn't made the Big Ten Tournament since 2016 and NCAA Tournament since 2013, but it is under new direction this year with first-year Head Coach Erwin van Bennekom, who is from the Netherlands.

Wos is eligible to play immediately as IU begins the season at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 against University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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