QUEENS, N.Y. – Former St. John’s University women’s standout Maia Cabrera will suit up for the Dominican Republic, as the team gets prepares for Women’s World Cup qualifying.

“Maia will continue the fine tradition we have of St. John’s women’s soccer players playing after college,” St. John’s head coach Ian Stone said. “This Dominican Republic squad is a rapidly improving women’s soccer team, so we’re all really excited for Maia to be included on this roster.”

Cabrera played in 19 matches this past season, making one start. The midfielder tallied three goals, including one against Duke University in the Round of 16 match. The Rego Park, N.Y. native recorded an assist in the season opener against NJIT.

During the spring 2021 season, Cabrera saw action in nine games for the Red Storm. She found the back of the net twice during the shortened campaign and posted three points in the Johnnies’ match against Seton Hall University as she tallied one goal and one assist.

As a junior, Cabrera played in all 18 matches for the Red and White, making five starts. She scored her first career goal, a game winner, against Seton Hall. The midfielder dished out two assists twice. During her sophomore campaign, Cabrera saw action in all 19 matches.

In her debut season for the Johnnies, Cabrera earned All-Big East freshman team honors as she played in 16 games, making two starts. She logged her lone point, an assist against Creighton University, during an extratime victory in its Big East home opener.

Cabrera and the Dominican Republic squad will begin World Cup qualifying against Bermuda on Friday.