24 May Transfer Wasila Diwura impacts LSU Soccer
BATON ROUGE, La. — Two-time NJCAA First-Team All-American midfielder Wasila Diwura-Soale officially transferred Saturday to LSU, where she will have an immediate impact on Tiger Soccer.
Diwura-Soale, who transferred from Lamar University, joined incoming freshman Cass Romero from Highlands Ranch, Col., as the latest signees announced by Tiger coach Sian Hudson.
Diwura-Soale is a dynamic midfielder that plays with exceptional pace, has great vision of the pitch, and can finish in the box when needed. A native of Accra, Ghana, Diwura-Soale made three appearances representing Ghana at the 2016 U-20 World Cup.
“Wasila will become the first African soccer player here at LSU,” Hudson mentioned. “With her World Cup experience and international caps for Ghana, we have great confidence that Wasila will come in and make an immediate impact on our attack. She has the ability to create goals for her teammates with her exceptional vision and final ball, but can also score goals breaking forward out of the midfield.
“Her close control and explosive pace make her really dynamic on the dribble and her bursting runs beyond the forwards get her into dangerous positions in front of goal. She is one of those special players that will excite fans every time she gets the ball and we look forward to seeing her wearing the Purple and Gold.”
She came to America and played for Navarro in 2017 and 2018. She accounted for 88 points (30 goals & 28 assists) in her two seasons as Navarro’s catalyst. Nine of those 30 goals were game-winners and she even featured a five-goal performance against Northeast Texas on Sept. 5, 2018, in Navarro’s conference opener. Following her time at NC, she transferred to Lamar for 2019, but only saw limited action after suffering a season-ending injury four games into the season.