Featured Athlete
Sarah Treat
Sarah Treat
Women's Soccer
February 18, 2016

From changing conferences to winning the first round of the NAIA tournament, this year has been a year of firsts for the SAU Women’s Soccer Team. There were many great moments this year and some not so great moments. With the Bees finishing their CCAC season with a record of 10-0-2 this year was one for the books.

For many of the girls the road to National’s would be their favorite soccer memory so far, this includes Sarah Treat. When asked about this season, Treat said that it was "one for the memory books."

The Bees had to put a lot of hard work and dedication in for their trip to the National Tournament. 

Treat, a junior from Springfield, Ill., started playing soccer when she was just five. At first she said, "I was initially more intrigued with picking daisies on the field and devouring snacks after the game than the actual sport, but I eventually grew to love it."

When Treat was asked why she chose Ambrose she said so that she can pursue her dream as an aspiring Orthopedic Surgeon's Physician Assistant and to continue playing the game she loves. 

She said she has learned a lot by being a student athlete and being part of the soccer family. 

Treat said that being a student athlete has tested her in many ways. By being part of this family she said, "I have gained superb time management and organizational skills, support from team members and coaching staff, and most importantly, friendships and memories that will last a lifetime."

This season was history in the making for the Bees. They finished the conference season with a 10-2-0 record and overall they have gone 13-5-3. The Bees ended this year ranked No. 15. 

When Treat was asked what lead to this team’s success she said, "The amalgamation of intense competitiveness, tight-knit friendships, and the enormous heart of this team all contributed to the success attained."