Paige

Welch

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#27

Defender/Midfielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Vandegrift H.S.

Bio

Year GP-GS Shots G A Pts GWG
2015 18-18 8 2 1 5 2
2016 23-23 6 1 1 3 1
2017 18-18 5 0 1 1 0
Career 59-59 19 3 3 9 3

2017 (JUNIOR)
Started all 18 games she appeared in…Tallied one assist on the season against Tulsa (Aug. 27)…Took five shots on the season putting one on goal… First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

2016 (SOPHOMORE)
Started all 23 matches for the Sooners … Finished the season with a goal and an assist for three points … Recorded her first goal of the season on Nov. 11 against SMU in the 12th minute in the first round of the NCAA Championship, helping OU to its first-ever win in NCAA play … Tallied an assist at George Mason on Sept. 4 … Took six shots, including four on goal (.667 shot on goal percentage) … Second-Team All-Big 12 selection … First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

2015 (FRESHMAN)
Appeared in 18 matches as a true freshman for the Sooners, starting each of those … Logged two goals, both game winners, and an assist for five total points … Scored her first career goal in OU’s 8-1 victory over UTSA on Sept. 6 … Recorded the game-winning goal off a corner kick against Oklahoma State on Oct. 30 … Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Nov. 2) … Assisted on a goal from Liz Keester to force overtime at No. 11 South Carolina on Aug. 23 … Took eight shots on the season, four of which were on goal (.500 shot on goal percentage).

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered four seasons at Vandegrift H.S. while serving as team captain in 2014-15 ... Two-time All-District First Team selection (2013, 2014) ... Aided her high school team to a Texas State Championship in 2014 ... Team Defensive MVP and All-Region First Team honoree in 2014 ... Led her high school team to two district, three bi-district and one regional title ... Played club soccer for Lonestar F.C. under Alex Tapp, tallying 10 game MVP honors ... Aided her team to a Premier League title and a Region III finalist appearance ... ECNL Frisco Peak Performer and ECNL Dallas All-Event Team selection (2013) ... AP scholar at Vandegrift and National Merit Scholar Semifinalist.

PERSONAL
Native of Austin, Texas ... Parents are Matthew and Candyce Welch ... Plans to major in engineering at Oklahoma.

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