Sarah Coghlin has signed her letter of intent to come to UBC Okanagan in 2013 to play for the Heat women’s soccer team. Sarah is a 5’7” midfielder from Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School in Calgary and is UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer’s head coach Claire Paterson’s one of two recruits just signed for next season.
Sarah is an accomplished soccer player with a long list of club and high school achievements. She won Gold at the U16 Tier 1 Provincial championships and then went on to win Bronze at the Club Nationals, serving as captain for the squad. She followed that up with an impressive Silver medal at the U18 Tier 1 Provincials a year later as an underage team. She has been involved with the Alberta Soccer Association Provincial Training Program since 2008.
Coach Claire Paterson has been impressed with her first recruit for 2013, having seen her over a couple of the Heat’s player identification camps. “I was really impressed with her solid technical base, composure and vision,” she said. “[Sarah] is an athletic player with good size who I believe will make a solid contribution to our team.”
Sarah described her first encounter with UBC’s Okanagan campus as a love-at-first-sight situation, saying that she “immediately fell in love with the ‘community’ feel within the campus.”
“I have attended two ID Camps and really enjoyed the coaching staff,” Sarah added. “Their style of coaching and sense of humour - I felt it would be a great fit for me. While playing alongside the Heat team they were friendly and welcoming.”
Sarah intends to enroll into the Human Kinetics program in the fall. “I want to be a physiotherapist and UBC Okanagan was my number one choice of universities that I wanted to end up at. I am so excited and grateful to have the opportunity to play for the Heat and study at UBC.”