Wilson makes immediate impact as transfer to Sacramento State

August 13, 2018

Mia Wilson soccer

Mia Wilson

If playing time is any indication of how much a coach trusts a player, then Anchorage’s Mia Wilson may never come off the field for her new team at Sacramento State.

The junior transfer played all 90 minutes in her debut with the Hornets and was one of three players to stay on the field for the entire scoreless draw with San Jose State in NCAA D1 action in California.

“Mia has the skill and the vision to build plays from our back line and she also has the athleticism and toughness to shut down opposing teams’ top goal scorers,” Randy Dedini told the school’s website.

Wilson, of Dimond High fame, came to Sac State from Jacksonville State University, where she appeared in 26 games in two seasons.

The 5-foot-6 defender averaged 58 minutes in 18 games as a sophomore and played 90 minutes or more in each of the team’s final five games of the season.

“I’m very excited about the addition of Mia Wilson to our team,” Dedini said. “She will bring experience as well as speed and athleticism to our defensive line.”