Athlete of the Issue: Guy excels on and off soccer field

January 31, 2010 — by Sophia Cooper

She’s been on varsity soccer for four years. She was the school’s fastest 100 meter sprinter as a freshman and remains a top sprinter. She’s a head of the Invisible Children club and spends hours working on projects for the leadership class.

No, she’s not Wonder Woman. She’s senior Sarah Guy.

With her main activity being soccer, Guy plays on the Alpine FC Pumas, based in Portola Valley, year-round and helps lead the Falcons as one of three senior co-captains, doing “warm-ups for everyone, … [running] team bonding with the other captains, … and [yelling] a lot on the field.”

“It’s so much fun playing with the people I play with,” said Guy. “[My club teammates] are all really focused and good, but outside of practice we have so much fun together. [At school], I get to play with people I don’t usually have classes with or don’t normally hang out with. I’m playing with my sister [sophomore Lou Guy] this year, which is nice because I haven’t done that in a long time.”

Soccer has been a huge part of Guy’s life since she was 8 and joined her first team.

“My dad just signed me up for [AYSO] when baseball fell through,” said Guy. “I have no hand-eye coordination.”

Measuring in at a small but powerful, 5’3″, Guy provides an tough defense for the Falcons and was First Team All-League for the SCVAL El Camino League last season.

Guy is waiting to hear back from colleges before deciding whether she’ll play for a NCAA team. With a tough academic schedule ahead of her, she doesn’t foresee enough time to play for a Division I team. Whether designing the next version of a prosthetic leg or playing on the women’s national team, this girl is going places.

“The game itself is really fun for me to play.” said Guy. “I do kind of want to play [college soccer], but chances are I won’t be able to because I’ll hopefully be going into [biomechanical] engineering.”

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