MEET THE PLAYER: Sara Schmidt

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This is the FC Denver Green Army ‘Meet the Player’ series; where we  introduce who we are, where we come from, and why we play.

Sara Schmidt is FC Denver.

Sara is an on-the-field leader for our FC Denver Women’s team. Some leaders organize and motivate verbally at half-time. Others manage team affairs in the leadup to game-day. Sara displays her leadership by the example she sets on the field of play. Sara builds confidence and commitment within the team by the tone she sets in the game. Her commitment and competitiveness have earned her the trust and respect of  her teammates, which is especially noticeable during the most competitive moments of the game. She possesses both the skill to dictate a game and the spirit to make plays happen, which makes her an integral part of the success of our Women’s team. We are a better team and a better club for Sara’s involvement.

I AM: Sara Schmidt
BORN: August 14th
IN: Cincinnati, OH
POSITION: Center Mid
COLLEGE: Xavier University
MY SOCCER STORY: In short, my mom gave me a pair of cleats when I was three and I have been playing ever since.
STARTED WITH FC DENVER: Fall 2011.
MEMORABLE FCD TEAMMATE: It’s hard to pick just one, but I do give major props to G (Gianna) for keeping us organized these last few years.
BEST FCD MEMORY: Vegas… enough said.
SOMETHING ME: I hold the record at my high school for scoring the most goals in a season.
OFF-FIELD HOBBIES: Snowboarding, running marathons, and at live music.
#WHYWEPLAY: There is something about the game that helps me feel balanced, and the friends I have made are incredible.

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Meet the Player: Megan Callaghan (MF)

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Welcome back to the Green Army ‘Meet the Player’ series; where we  introduce who we are, where we come from, and why we play.

Megan Callaghan is FC Denver.

Megan Callaghan is invested in the success of our Women’s program. She has played, been a leader, and a positive influence for our women’s program over the several years she has been involved with FCD.  Her energized and optimistic attitude combined with her strong technical ability and hustle on the field make her an invaluable asset for the team. We are fortunate to have her involved with FC Denver.

NAME: Megan Callaghan
DOB: October 9, 1985
POSITION: Outside Midfielder
COLLEGE: University of Denver
BEEN THERE: “College, club, highschool, Europe tournaments, national tournaments, and everything in between.”
HIGHLIGHT: “I have had the opportunity to be a part of several winning teams and have been able to experience several championship victories. However, the friendships I have built and the passion and love for soccer that I still have at this point in my life are definitely the best highlights.
FCD PLAYER: “I love playing with all the girls for a variety of different reasons, so I can’t just pick one!”
FC DENVER MEMORY: “Winning our first FC Denver Women’s Spring Championship in double overtime against Sporting.”
SOMETHING ME: “I was a University of Denver Cheerleader (long story).”
MY TIME: “With my family, going to church, OrangeTheory, playing volleyball, and doing anything active especially outside.”
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