WVU Athletics adds five student-athletes on National Signing Day

MORGANTOWN - Student-athletes all over the country put the pen to the paper and announced where they would be taking their talents on National Signing Day.

The West Virginia University football team only added two roster additions on Wednesday, Michael and Joe Brown.

The two brothers from Eastern Arizona Community College along with 19 other signees round out the 2018 additions. WVU welcomed the bulk of its new faces on December 20 during the early signing period.
 

Michael Brown, OL, 6-3, 340, Compton, Calif./Paramount/Eastern Arizona CC

Played for coach John O’Mera at Eastern Arizona College … earned 2017 All-WSFL First Team Offense (Western States Football League) and 2017 All-ACCAC First Team Offensive (Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) honors … helped lead the Monsters to an 8-4 record and a win in the Salt City Bowl … part of an offensive unit that ranked No. 1 nationally in rushing yards (3,532), third in rushing average (294.3), seventh in rushing touchdowns (31) and eighth in yards per rush (5.6), seventh in points scored (423), No. 17 in total offense (4,271) and No. 20 in points per game (35.3) … as a freshman, Eastern Arizona finished 9-3 overall and won the Salt City Bowl … member of the offense that led the nation in rushing  yards (4,022), yards per game (335.2) and rushing touchdowns (42), second in yards per rush (6.4), No. 16 in total offense (4,440), No. 24 in total offense yards per game (370.0) … attended Paramount High … participated in mission trip to Philippines after high school before enrolling at Eastern Arizona.
 

Joe Brown, OL, 6-4, 340, Compton, Calif./Paramount/Miami/E. Arizona CC

Played for coach John O’Mera at Eastern Arizona College … earned 2016 All-ACCAC First Team Offense (Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) honors … member of Eastern Arizona team that finished 9-3 overall and won the Salt City Bowl … member of the offense that led the nation in rushing  yards (4,022), yards per game (335.2) and rushing touchdowns (42), second in yards per rush (6.4), No. 16 in total offense (4,440), No. 24 in total offense yards per game (370.0) … played for coach Al Golden at Miami as a redshirt freshman, seeing action in seven games and starting three … helped lead Miami to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the Sun Bowl … redshirted as a true freshman … played for coach Matt Howard at Paramount High … played nose guard, defensive end and defensive tackle … helped lead Paramount to a 7-4 record as a senior in 2013 … finished with 82 tackles, including 61 solo … two-time San Gabriel Valley Defensive Player of the Year.

 

 

WVU women's soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown announced the addition of three student-athletes for the 2018 season. Mackenzie Aunkst (Harrison City, Pennsylvania), Jordan Brewster (North Canton, Ohio) and Alina Stahl (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) will be joining the Mountaineers for the 2018 season.
 
The trio completes the 2018 signing class, which includes previously announced freshmen Addison Clark, Lizzie Mayfield, Mara Rodriguez and Nahla Turner, as well as transfers Nadya Gill and Kayla Morrison.
 
"This is an exciting day, and we're thrilled to welcome our final three ladies to the WVU Family," Izzo-Brown said in a university release. "These three student-athletes will add a dynamic and hard-working flair to the team. This class is so committed to continuing our tradition of success. They are each motivated and committed to excellence, and that's exciting."
 
 
Mackenzie Aunkst, 5-7, Defender, Harrison City, Pennsylvania
 
Multi-year member of Beadling Soccer Club … led Beadling to the 2017 State Cup and Region 1 Championship … also 2016 Region 1 league champion … named to the 2017 All-Pennsylvania Team while playing for Penn-Trafford High … two-time All-WPIAL honoree … three-time all-section and Big 56 Player selection … also ran track and played basketball for Penn-Trafford … in track, broke three school records as a freshman and was a two-time state qualifier … earned three all-section basketball honors … daughter of Tim and Lisa Aunkst … has one sister and one brother … birthday is March 17.
 
Jordan Brewster, 5-10, Forward/Defender, North Canton, Ohio
 
Current member of the United State's Women's U-20 National Team … team alternate for the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship in Trinidad and Tobago … named to U-20 squad for the 2017 Women's Nike International Friendlies and also attended a pair of camps … helped the U.S. Women's U-19 National Team finish in first place at the 2017 CFA International Women's Youth Football Tournament … as a member of the U.S. Women's U-19 National Team, participated in 2017 domestic camps and also international camps and friendlies in the Czech Republic and China … as a member of the U.S. Women's U-18 National Team, participated in 2017 international camp and friendlies in Australia … attended the 2013 U.S. U-14 Youth National Team Training Camp … three-time participant at the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) PDP Midwest/East Region and invited to the 2017 ECNL id2 National Training Camp … 2017 United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America … four-star rating on TopDrawerSoccer.com … ranked No. 11 on IMG Top 150 Players List … member of the National Honor Society at Hoover High … daughter of Kevin and Lynn Brewster … has one brother … birthday is Sep. 27.
 
Alina Stahl, 5-6, Forward, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Eight-year member of Beadling Soccer Club (2010-18) … led Beadling to the 2017 State Cup and Region 1 Championship … also 2016 Region 1 league champion … named to the 2015 Olympic Development Program (ODP) State and Region 1 Teams … named to 2014 ODP State Team … team captain at Baldwin High and finished four-year career with 91 goals … named to the 2017 All-Pennsylvania Team … two-time Big 56 Player honoree … three-time All-WPIAL player … four-time all-section honoree … also ran track at Baldwin High … daughter of Larry and Lia Stahl … has two sisters and one brother … birthday is Nov. 8.

 

 


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