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  Sarah Merritt

Sarah Merritt

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tipp City, Ohio

High School:
Tippecanoe

Height:
5-6

Position:
F

Quick and explosive with a knack for the goal ... One of the team's best finishers ... Uses speed to get behind opposing defenses.

2006: Appeared in all 19 matches with two starts ... Tallied two assists for two points on the season ... Assisted the game-winning goal of a 3-1 win over Buffalo on Oct. 22 ... Also tallied an assist Oct. 20 in a 3-2 win over Buffalo ... Posted nine shots, three on goal.

2005: Appeared in all 16 matches before missing the season finale with a broken foot ... Made her first career start in season-opener at Wright State on Aug. 26 and delivered the game-winner in 1-0 victory, marking her first collegiate goal ... Also started the following game on Aug. 28 against Dayton, the Oct. 2 match at Western Michigan and the Oct. 25 game at Buffalo ... Recorded her first career assist Sept. 23 against Central Michigan ... Also tallied an assist Oct. 9 at Toledo ... Provided a goal and an assist in Oct. 21 match at Kent State ... Finished fourth on the team with seven total points ... Eight of her 15 shots were on goal ... Scored three of the team's four goals in two exhibition wins.

2004: Appeared in 14 matches, third-most among Ohio's freshmen ... Took her first career shot at Charlotte on Sept. 26.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2003 ... Holds Tippecanoe High School's career records for goals in a season (28 both her junior and senior seasons) and in a career (88) ... Also recorded 34 assists and was the team's leading scorer all four years ... Two-time all-state first-teamer and four-time all-conference, all-area and all-region pick ... Led the Red Devils to a regional title and state Final Four in 2001, to the district finals three straight seasons and to conference championships all four years ... Lettered four years in soccer, three in choir, twice in track and once in basketball ... Elected president of her senior class and senior homecoming queen.

CLUB: Led the BSA Celtics club squad to a No. 10 national ranking and a 59-9-7 record over her last two years ... Also a member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) team for three years.

PERSONAL: Majoring in education ... Daughter of Tom and Tammy Merritt ... Born April 14, 1986.