By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Editor
(May 19, 2014) – Broad Run High School junior Sara Deutsch has committed to play soccer at the College of Charleston beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.
“I decided to choose Charleston because out of all of the schools that I looked at it was able to offer everything that I wanted in a school and program,” said the 5-foot-5 Deutsch. “I am excited about the kind of players that will be part of my recruiting class.”
The Division I Cougars – under head coach Christian Michner – will be rebuilding over the next couple of years after going 2-14-1 in 2013 including a 0-7-1 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association. Deutsch should add another element at center midfielder for Charleston.
“I feel like I will bring a high level of intensity to my Cougar team,” said Deutsch who plays club soccer for Prince William Courage 96. “I leave everything on the field, every game. I demand a lot of myself and those around me.”
The same goes for how much Deutsch expects out of her Broad Run Spartans’ teammates including classmate Caroline Kerns who just made a verbal commitment to play soccer at Division I Virginia Tech.
Thus far in the 2014 season, Deutsch and Kerns have led the Lady Spartans to a Top 10 ranking in the Washington, D.C. area.
“We have such a talented group this year, and no one is better at building strong team bonds than coach Claire Collins,” said Deutsch whose sisters Leah and Anna also play for Broad Run’s varsity squad. “We all have the same goal, and we will get it done not as individual players, but as a team. We want to work hard for each other! I am proud to step on the field with my BRHS teammates, especially my twin freshman sisters, who are starting with me this year.”
Deutsch will get one final season with her sisters following their 2014 campaign before she heads down to South Carolina where she will attend the midsized CofC. While playing soccer is her true passion, her journey to the College of Charleston was not only sports-related.
“Charleston has a great academic reputation, and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to receive such a quality education,” Deutsch said. “The campus is beautiful on its own, but the fact that it is on the beach makes it amazing! It doesn’t get any better than that. I can’t believe that I get to go to school where others go to vacation.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings and news. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete or a story on a Loudoun County graduate playing in college!