Evan Sanders, daughter of Richard and Margaret Sanders, is this week’s Jet’s Pizza female Athlete of the Week.
She is a senior at Battle Ground Academy and a member of the Varsity Girls Soccer Team. She plays the position of outside back for the team. She said that one of the highlights from the season has been the collective energy from the team, on the field and from the bench.
Sanders said that her introduction to the sport was sparked by her brother.
“When I was younger, my brother started playing soccer and loved it, so naturally my parents made me play soccer also,” Sanders said. “It has always been something that I loved to do and have played from a very young age.”
When asked what inspires her to continue training and competing she said, “I train and compete for my team and strive or that feeling after winning a long, difficult game.”
Sanders said that her biggest role models are her teammates. “They push me to train harder and continue to encourage me.”
She is currently undecided on where she will attend college next year, but plans to pursue a degree in the medical field.