After a successful 2015 on and off the pitch, the good news continues for Melbourne City forward Beattie Goad after being signed by NCAA powerhouse Stanford for the next four years.

It follows another stellar W-League season for the 18 year old who claimed her second W-League championship with Melbourne City.

Despite the depth of the side, Goad worked her way into the starting line up playing in all 14 matches (10 starts) and scoring four goals including a classy finish in the Grand Final.

Off the pitch Goad also enjoyed academic success with the Victorian, despite juggling football and Year 12, going close to a perfect score in the International Baccalaureate - earning a place in the top 1% of students in Victoria.

Goad joins a Stanford program which has produced the likes of former USWNT captain and World Champion Julie Foudy and current USWNT World Cup winners Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press.

Stanford claimed the highly competitive NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship in 2011, have been 2x runner ups (2009 and 2010) and semi finalists on four occasions (1993, 2008, 2012 and 2014).

Last year Stanford made the quarterfinal stage where they were defeated by eventual finalists Duke on penalties.

Goad continues the recent trend of W-League players attending US Colleges on football scholarships including Alicia Bass, Lizzie Durack, Isabel Hodgson, Tia Gavin, Kahlia Hogg, Dylan Holmes, Emily Hulbert, Alex Huynh, Siena Senatore and several others.

Earlier in the month Canberra United championship midfielder Julia De Angelis was recruited by the University of Indiana.

De AngelisĀ has played two seasons with Canberra makingĀ 21 appearances for Canberra United and was awarded 2015/16 Young Player Of The Year.

Keep up to date on all the activities of the Australians in US Colleges via College Matildas.