PULLMAN, Wash. – Sofia Anker-Kofoed (Anchor-Koh-Foh-ed) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Washington State University beginning in the fall, Cougar Head Coach Steve Nugent announced, Saturday.
Anker-Kofoed brings a wealth of international experience to Pullman. She was a member of Sweden’s U-17 and U-19 National Teams. She was a key contributor to the U-19 group during qualification rounds for the 2013 UEFA championship.
Currently, she is playing for FC Rosengard in the Damallsvenskan League, a club that has captured eight championships in 22 seasons playing in the highest division of women’s soccer played in Sweden. Its most recent title came in 2013 and advanced the club to the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Anker-Kofoed has recorded two goals on seven shots while making three starts for FC Rosengard.
Adding a student-athlete of Sofia’s caliber immediately makes us a better soccer team,” Cougar Head Coach Steve Nugent said. “Athletes with Sofia’s international experience, having won a U-19 championship with Sweden, help us continue a long standing tradition of recruiting impactful players. She is a dynamic attacking midfielder who has the soccer skills and leadership to be a productive part of our program from day one.”
The Cougars open their exhibition season and renovated Lower Soccer Field, Aug. 14 against Seattle. Washington State begins its regular season at 5 p.m., Aug. 22 with a home match against TCU.