April 2, 2018
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Women's Soccer Coach Dave Nolan announced the addition of graduate transfer Kyra Carusa for the 2018 season on Monday. Carusa comes to the Hilltop from Stanford University, the 2017 NCAA National Champions.
"I am very excited to add Kyra to our squad for next year," said Nolan. "We saw up close last fall what a tremendous player she is, but after getting to know her personally, she will also bring valuable intangibles of leadership, work rate and competitiveness to our already highly-motivated group. I know she is also super excited about a new challenge and experience in coming to Georgetown for her final college soccer season."
Carusa will graduate from Stanford with a degree in human biology in May. The forward has appeared in 69 games with 68 starts in her three seasons playing for the Cardinal. She has tallied 25 goals and 21 assists in her career as well as connecting on nine game winners. In 2017, she started all 25 games and ranked second on the squad in scoring with 15 goals and five assists for 35 points to go along with four game winners. Carusa scored the first goal of the 2017 national championship game helping Stanford to a 3-2 victory over UCLA.
The San Diego, California native was a 2017 United Coaches All-Pacific Region second team honoree as well as a three-time All-Pac-12 second team recipient (2015-17). Carusa was also named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention all three seasons (2015-17). Earlier in her career she was selected to the 2016 NSCAA All-Pacific Region third team, and the 2015 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.
In January, she was invited to the first U.S. U-23 Women's National Team training camp of the year as one of 26 players to receive the call.
She did not play her freshman season which allows her a fifth year of eligibility.
The 2014 graduate of Del Norte High School played club with the San Diego Surf. In high school, she tallied 58 goals and 50 assists in three varsity seasons helping the Nighthawks' to the 2012 Valley League title and into the CIF-San Diego Section Division III final. She was also a team captain for her San Diego Surf club team for four years
Carusa will be enrolled in Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies where she will be obtaining her Master's Degree in integrated marketing communications.
"Being able to continue my college soccer career as well as pursue a graduate degree at such a prestigious university is a humbling opportunity," said Carusa. "I am excited to further develop my skills as a player and see where the future takes me at Georgetown."