From the coach: I am nominating Alexa Sutherland for athlete of the week for her intense dedication to the Bluejacket team, love for the sport of soccer, and loyalty to her country’s U.S. Women’s National Team. Alexa loves and excels at soccer, yet over her career she has remained humble and coachable with staff, as well as kind and compassionate with her teammates, all while pursuing excellence and accomplishing numerous achievements.
Favorite thing about sports: Being able to compete and be challenged at a high level.
Person who has influenced you: My mom has been a big role model. She’s supported me through soccer my whole life, and has always been my #1 fan. Along with that comes the whole USWNT, of course!
How do you prepare for a game or meet?:I’m careful about what I eat, and try to get a good night’s sleep. Right before the game I juggle as well to get my touches in.
Highlight of athletic career: Being able to travel and meet so many friends playing soccer.
Future goals: I plan on attending Northern State University, and want to get my bachelor’s degree in Human Performance and Fitness.