Nice story in the Mexico Missouri Ledger about recent graduate Sarah Ogar and the soccer adventure she participated in during July. Sarah was part of a group of 15 girls that were pulled together by Chris Miller, President of the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association as well as Head Coach of the Southern Boone County Eagles, last seen in the Class 1 Quarterfinals (Catholic won).
The ladies traveled via the International Soccer Travel Program, through Premier International Tours. The 12-day program â€“ held June 29 through July 10 â€“ included playing in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain and Nice, France.
The games were held in Copa Catalunya, Spain, and the temperatures there were as high as those in Missouri, Ogar said. She said in Spain they were saying it was the hottest summer they’ve had in a long time.
Ogar played MHS soccer for four years, and started playing for the YMCA when she was in the first grade. The 18-year-old also plays for the Carrera Soccer Team in Columbia, and plans to attend Westminster College in Fulton, and play there in the fall, as a forward.
“I love soccer. I love fighting for the ball, winning, and being a part of a team,” she said, while casting the prize-winning smile she has. So winning the first-place trophy, she said, was totally exhilarating.
“People from all over the world were cheering for us. Chanting USA with us. It was great, and a real honor to be there,” she said.
You can read the whole story here
Sarah will be playing for former Drury Panther player and coach, Jen Simeck Dyson at Westminster College in the Fall.