Brizard on Gawthrop: "Last year, Sarah played a vital role in helping out in a variety of spots. We are looking to get her back to a forward/winger role, where her speed and crossing ability will better help us."
In 2010 (Sophomore): Sarah started in 16 of 17
matches in her sophomore season
and scored two goals on the year. Her first goal of the season came in the early part
of the second half and gave Tech a 1-0 lead over UNC Asheville on Sept. 5, setting the
tone for a 3-1 win. Sarah scored her second goal of the year on a penalty kick when she
was taken down in the box against Eastern Illinois on Oct. 17. The goal was Tech’s only
one of the day as they fought to a 1-1 tie. Cheetah, the nickname her teammates have
given her, is most known for her speed.
In 2009 (Freshman): Sarah was the only Golden Eagle to start all 22 games in 2009. She finished second on the team in minutes played with 1820. She logged 100 minutes or more in six different contests.
HIGH SCHOOL: Sarah played soccer at Baylor
School in Chattanooga, and was team captain in high school. Playing
the forward and mid-field positions, she led her team to the state
finals in 2005 and 2007, and the state semi-finals in 2006. In 2007
Sarah was named all-region first-team and "Best of the Preps"
second-team. Sarah also competed in track, and was the 2008
400-Meter and 4-by-1 relay state champion.
CLUB/ODP EXPERIENCE: Sarah played club soccer for East Ridge Express ’91, and played for the Tennessee ODP state team for two years.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Phil and Brenda Gawthrop...born April 29, 1991...full name is Sarah Ann Gawthrop...majoring in engineering.