Glen Este’s Niebuhr to continue education, soccer career at Jackson (Ala.) State University

March 22nd, 2007    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Sara Niebuhr, a Glen Este High School senior, has decided to continue her education and superb soccer career at Jackson (Ala.) State University.

Sara lettered all four years of her prep varsity soccer career and also lettered once in basketball. The 5-foot, 7-inch, striker and fullback was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division and all-city soccer all-star.

In addition to athletics, she found the time to be a member of the yearbook staff and was a peer counselor and was her class’ president her freshman and sophomore year.

“I fell in love with the campus and I like the coaches and the girls,” said Sara of her visit to the Alabama state university. She plans to major in psychology or business marketing at the university.

Sara Niebuhr is flanked by her mom and dad, Lynette Pugh and Jeff Niebuhr, at her college letter-of-intent signing.
Julie Davis is the head coach of the women's soccer team at Jacksonville State. The Gamecocks compete as members of the Ohio Valley Conference.

"I think it's great. It is what she wanted. We're happy for her decision," said Sara's father, Jeff.

"I'm excited for her. She likes the girls and the coach and that is very good," said Lynette, Sara's mother.

"My parents and step-parents have supported me in everything that I've done," said a grateful daughter. "My Ohio Elite Club coaches, Doug Bracken and Tim Lesiak, have been a real big help to me, too."

Sara's head soccer coach at Glen Este High School, Alan Kirk, is confident of her continuing success. He said, "She was my captain this year. She will be missed very much."
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