Senior soccer player commits to TLU

Soccer player plans to continue career after high school

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Senior soccer player commits to TLU

Senior Sarah Cyphers takes her soccer skills to Texas Lutheran University next year.

Senior Sarah Cyphers takes her soccer skills to Texas Lutheran University next year.

Senior Sarah Cyphers takes her soccer skills to Texas Lutheran University next year.

Senior Sarah Cyphers takes her soccer skills to Texas Lutheran University next year.

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

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The varsity girls soccer team stepped onto the field for the last time in the past few weeks, the team members had no clue this would be the last time they played.

As the game came to an inevitable end, seniors broke into tears as they remembered all the memories they shared and some of them thought about the fact the game they loved had now ended with their loss.

Yet, this was not the case for senior Sarah Cyphers, who will continue her love for the game in college at Texas Lutheran University.

“I decided on TLU because I’ve always wanted to play in college and I chose the school closest to home,” said Cyphers, who wants to stay close to her family, friends, and town she’s grown to call home.

Originally from Alabama, Cyphers’s move to Texas was a transition that forced her to work twice as hard in soccer considering she didn’t know anyone. Yet, her hard work paid off when she received a spot as a starter on the girls varsity team.

“Sarah did a great job coming in her senior year leading our back line,” Coach Jason Adkins said, “she performed above what was expected.”

Cyphers has played her heart out and worked from not making the team her freshman year to being a starting player on varsity her senior year, improving her playing quality each year.

Playing college soccer has always been a dream for Cyphers and her coach could not be more excited and supportive of her decision.

“Of course she will succeed as a college soccer player because she can handle challenges,” Adkins said. “She became loved by her teammates and coaches through the years and grew emotionally and built character.”

Sarah’s face lights up with excitement as soon as she gets the opportunity to talk about the sport she loves.

“I’m so excited and ready to play soccer in college,” Cyphers said, “it’s been the one consistent thing in my life and a dream I’ve had since I was little and the fact that I was able to make it come true blows me away and I’m so ready for this next step.”

Long time friend junior Braxton Amshey has been with Sarah through it all and shows his support every chance he gets.

“She’s definitely grown to be a lot more aggressive and always has her head in the game,” Amshey said. “She strives to win everytime and always fights for that win as hard she can.”

Cyphers shared the last bittersweet moment of a high school game ending alongside her teammates, both excited and sad to be leaving her team for college in the upcoming months.

New opportunity awaits Cyphers, and she plans to grab every opportunity she can get to be able to succeed with her new team.

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