You’ll hear a lot of communication during a Century soccer match, but you won’t hear the voice of sophomore midfielder Sophia Moser.
“She’s very quiet,” teammate Kate Weigum said.
Moser was the quiet type last year, too, when she was a freshman starter surrounded by upperclassmen.
This year, the quiet demeanor is still there, but her skills on the ball speak volumes.
“She’s extremely talented with her feet,” Century head coach Ryan Okerson said. “She’s able to find the player that she needs to find. She defends well.”
“She is very technical, which I love, because I know every time I pass it to her, she is going to make the right decision,” Weigum said.
And it’s those skills that have put her into the holding midfield spot, which is the cornerstone of Century’s 4-3-3 formation.
“She’s extremely crucial. If we lose her in that middle role, we’re going to be looking at players running free on our back line all day,” Okerson said.
Her ability to control the center of the pitch makes her invaluable to her teammates.
“She’s already conquered so many things that even me as a junior can’t even do. It’s great. I love playing with her,” Weigum said.
And while she has become a crucial player, the sophomore hasn’t forgotten what it was like to be the new kid on varsity. So she’s taking the time this year to guide those freshmen who are just like her–quiet, but full of potential.
“Always believe in yourself, and don’t worry if an older girl gets on you about something. They’re just trying to help you get better,” Moser said.
Century next travels to Jamestown on Thursday.