#11 - Sarah Nash
Careful, or you might miss her swiping the soccer ball away from you when you are trying to score. You can though count on her to bring cookies to every one of her games.
By far the shortest player on the team, Sarah Nash plays on defense for the Lady Chargers on the soccer team. It is a defense she needs to take over as the leader after the departure of Gabrielle Joyce. She is the daughter of OHS Tennis coach and Assistant Athletic Director Louis Nash.
Sarah Nash will also have to cope with a new coach for the upcoming year as head coach Laura Flint resigned for personal and family reasons. Flint's contract will run out in 10 days.
Her role on the Soccer team has always been about being one step ahead of the play. Her lack in height is a complete disadvantage on the soccer field when going for balls in the air as opponents can easily win the ball on such a challenge. However this is made up for going for balls on the ground. For those that have been in the program for a while, those may remember Mary Helen Rychlak (Sally & Olivia's older sister) who was also short, but was probably the most aggressive girls soccer player to come through the program. While Rychlak played offense during her time, Nash is just like that on defense almost because she has to be.
Nash is better known for what she does on the Tennis courts. With her dad being the head coach, she had a lot of teaching going into her time with the team. During that time, she has helped get five state titles of their current eight in a row they have won. She usually participates in doubles where she is a good at-the-net player - a position in doubles where reflexes are much more important than chasing down shots like most players have to do in singles play. Again with height and speed an issue usually, her home is in doubles play as in most cases, singles play wouldn't do her much good.
Nash has helped win five titles in Tennis. After being stuck in a rut in soccer, she would love to win a title in soccer. Nash has done her part in the soccer sport pitching two shutouts and not allowing a playoff goal in 232 game minutes. It's the offense that needs to do their's.