QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s women’s soccer team made an addition to its 2021 fall roster, securing a commitment from Syracuse University graduate transfer Shannon Aviza, the program announced Friday.
Aviza, who will play alongside her sister Isabelle Aviza, will be eligible for one season with the Red Storm.
During her four years with the Orange, Aviza started all 59 games that she played in. Aviza, who was named the team’s 2020 captain, is coming off her senior campaign as she netted the second career goal against the University of Virginia Nov. 1.
As a junior, Aviza started 16 games, recording the second most points on the team (four). The Medway, Mass. native recorded her first career goal in game-winning fashion against Siena College. Aviza also assited on two goals in 2019.
During the 2018 season, Aviza earned starts in 17 games.
As a freshman, Aviza was one of five players to start all 17 matches one of two rookies to do so. She helped the backline tally eight shutouts.
Aviza is a three-time Dean’s List selection, and was most recently named to the 2020 Fall Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
She also had an impressive career at Medway High School, recording 54 goals and 50 assists. During her final two seasons, Aviza led the team to the Massachusetts Division 3 state finals in 2015 and 2016 after winning the Tri Valley League, Division 3 South Sectional and Division Eastern Massachusetts championships. Aviza earned 2016 Division 3 Eastern Massachusetts Player of the Year honors.