Thursday Trifecta - Colorado College's Sarah Schweiss

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Welcome to Thursday’s Trifecta. Each week, one Mountain West student-athlete will be featured by answering a series of questions.

Today’s guest is Colorado College junior Sarah Schweiss. A midfielder on the women’s soccer team, the Monument, Colorado, native leads the MW in total points (11) and is tied for the most goals scored (five). A decorated prep star, Schweiss was a four-time first-team all-state honoree and was named a 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association All-American after leading her high school, Air Academy, to the Colorado Class 4A state championship. Schweiss spent one season at TCU before transferring to Colorado College in 2013. In her first year with the Tigers, she scored seven goals and assisted on seven others to finish with 21 points to help guide Colorado College to a Conference USA championship and an appearance in the 2013 NCAA tournament.

The Tigers (4-2-2) are in their first season as an affiliate member of the Mountain West and open league play at home Friday at 1 p.m. MT against Utah State (4-3-1). The contest will be broadcast live and for free on the Mountain West Network, which you can find on TheMW.com

Question: The Tigers are 16-0-2 in their last 18 home matches, including 4-0-1 this season. How much is the unbeaten streak talked about amongst the team, and is it something that the team uses as motivation?

Answer: The unbeaten streak is something that we do talk about. One of our goals for this season is to not lose at home. Before we step out onto the field for a home match, there’s usually someone on the team that will mention how we have to keep the unbeaten streak going; it definitely provides a little extra motivation.

Q: You’re an education major. Do you know what you’d like to teach and at what level?

A: I really want to teach at the elementary level, hopefully around first grade. I remember my first-grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson, and how she had such an impact on me. You could see how much cared for us and wanted us to grow and learn as individuals. I’ve never forgotten that. It’d be great to do the same for kids at that age as a teacher.

Q: During the season, what does an off-day for you look like?

A: When we do have a day off, I’ll get up, go to class and then go back to my apartment that I share with three other girls. We’ll likely all be sitting around, relaxing and watching “Grey’s Anatomy”. That’s the go-to TV show for us right now. After that, probably head out for a nice dinner.

Do you have a student-athlete you’d like to see featured in an upcoming Thursday Trifecta? Contact Dan Johnson at djohnson@TheMW.com