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Waldrum adds to first recruiting class with JC transfer Larissa Caldas

Under the direction of new coach Randy Waldrum, Pitt’s women’s soccer has added another new recruit in preparations for the 2018 season.

The latest addition is Brazilian defender/midfielder Larissa Caldas to the 2018 incoming class.

Caldas joins the Panthers after a two-year stint at Iowa Central Community College, where she started 24 contests with the Tritons.

“We are excited to have Larissa join the Pitt women’s soccer family,” said Waldrum. “Her international experience will help our young team progress forward as we build our program to national prominence. Larissa’s experience on and off the field will be a valuable and welcomed addition.”

In her tenure in Iowa, Caldas tallied 14 goals and eight assists for 36 points. She was named to the 2017 All-NJCAA Region XI team as well as the All-Tournament team that season. She also earned All-Region recognition as a rookie in 2016.


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John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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