15 - Sarah Howard|
|Previous School:||Chino HS|
AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Earned second team all-Big Sky honors anchoring the Hornets defensive midfield...the Hornets number one option on set pieces, Howard headed in two goals on the season, while adding an assist...one of just three Hornets to start all 20 contests, while making her presence known in the midfield, winning many balls on goal kicks and free kicks with her leaping ability.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
A top player for Sacramento State, Howard was one of four players to start all 21 matches this season...the team’s defensive midfielder, Howard was named Big Sky honorable mention after scoring four goals and one assist this season...for the second consecutive year, she was named to the Big Sky all-tournament team...her biggest shot of the season was a 20-yard floater over the top of the Montana goalkeeper in the Big Sky Tournament semifianl, tying the match at 1-1 in the 58th minute...then scored for Sacramento State against Idaho State in the championship finals...also known for her ability to win the ball in the air, Howard scored in the fifth minute during a 2-1 victory over Northern Colorado, heading in Maggie Muphy’s corner kick...Howard scored her first goal of the season in the second minute of a 1-1 tie with Colorado College...she also assisted on the game-tying goal in 2-1 victory over Causeway-rival UC Davis.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
One of the Hornets’ top newcomers, quickly earned her spot in the starting 11...served as the link between the back line and front line in the central midfield...also proved to be the team’s most dangerous target on set pieces...finished the year with two goals and one assist after starting 17 of 19 matches...scored her first career goal heading in Marissa Condren’s free kick to tie Eastern Washington 1-1 on Oct. 7...that same weekend, she tallied an assist on Katie McCoy’s goal in the Hornets’ 2-0 shutout of Montana on Oct. 9...was named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts...also scored the Hornets’ lone goal in the team’s 2-1 loss to Northern Arizona at the Big Sky Tournament on Nov. 3...was named to the all tournament team...earned Big Sky honorable mention accolades...named to the Big Sky all-academic team.
A 2005 graduate of Chino HS in Chino, Calif...played four years in the midfield for head coach Robby Blackmore... as a junior, she was named MVP of the Sierra League after scoring 22 goals in 21 games...as a sophomore, she was named second team all-Sierra League and team defensive MVP...for the past five years, she has played with OJSC Northstars’ club team along with current Hornet Ashley Rosenbery...served as team captain and helped the team win the 2003 Surf Cup.
Born Sept. 22, 1987...parents are Chris and Carole Howard...major is communication studies.