"Senior Spotlight" - Written and shared by Matt Chorley, MD-DC-VA Regional Club Coach (Oct 2022)
"Spotlight on Senior Sarah Rader. This Senior is without a doubt the best natural player I was blessed to watch over the years. Unfortunately I had to play against her in the beginning and she would hat trick every match. I watched her grow to the point where I was judging a juggling contest once and Sarah had gotten 1500 juggles with both feet and all the College players dropped out. She is the most dominating player on the pitch no matter where she plays and against any level and does it with great Character, Integrity and Work ethic. Best of luck Sarah as you continue your soccer journey. You will do very very well and continue to be the champion we love!"
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Passionate Soccer Player; Playing since age of four
ODP, Competitive Club/Travel (Team Captain, 15 year old on U19 and U20 teams), Player on Boys Teams. Selected to serve as Assistant Coach on Epic Dash 2009 girls soccer team.
High School Varsity Captain and Starter, Lettered Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Years. State Championship Semi-Finalist, Regional Champions. First Team All Region, Second Team All Conference & Honorable Mention All State (2021), Second Team All-Conference & All-Region (2020)
Attacking Center Midfielder, Forward.
Multi-Sport Athlete: Starting Varsity Football Kicker, Varsity Tennis (Lettered, Regional Champions, State Championship Semi-Finalist), Varsity Swim (County Champions, State Championship Relay Events) Freshman Track (Individual, Relay & Hurdle Events as Eighth Grader and Freshman), Skier & Snowboarder (Junior Instructor), American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard (2022).
Academically Talented: 4.32 GPA, Honors & AP Courses, Advanced Math, Spanish IIII, Violin (five years), Piano (one year). High school representative on Student Athletic Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Caring Cardinals.
Athletic Physique (5'8'', 140 pounds), Strong commitment to physical fitness
Pre-Law/Political Science; Interested in DI and DII and DIII soccer programs in East Coast region.
Strengths: Competitive, aggressive playmaker with precise ball passing/threading the ball. Excellent ball control/dribbling and possession, Strong long range shooting, Primary Corner Kick and Penalty Kick taker for high school and travel teams, Exceptional Soccer IQ and Game Vision/Awareness, Strength in Play. I began training at the age of four and play with a high level of technical skill and discipline. Team Captain, positive attitude, strong composure, leader and vocal on the field, very much a team player. Comfortable playing all positions; Willing to walk on and earn my place on a team.
I come from a family of athletes (my mother was a dancer and my father played football, wrestling, baseball). My older sister, Kate, is a college cheerleader for Shepherd University and my twin brother, Ryan, is a Varsity athlete in football and track. I play every game with grit and passion for my younger sister, Emma, who passed away at the age of 7 and was never able to walk or play sports.
I have played on many underdog teams from a young age and have consistently helped both my club and high school teams build winning records including tournament championships, and becoming state finalists. I will be one of the most dedicated players you have ever had. Thank you for considering me!
~Sarah Rader, Class of 2023