D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
(Submitted photo. Photo by Katie Muders)
SARA MUDERS – SENIOR – BROOKVILLE
Daughter of: Robert Muders and Cheryl Muders
Sports Played: Soccer
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Her dad played football in high school
2018-19 Highlights: She helped Brookville to a runner-up spot in District 9 Class 2A soccer. That included her playing a key role in the Lady Raiders 2-1 upset win over top-seeded St. Marts in the District 9 semifinals, a game in which she netted the game’s first goal in the 13th minute to give Brookville a 1-0 lead.
Post-High School Plans: She plans to attend college after high school to become a Physicians Assistant and she hopes to play soccer in college as well.
Q&A With Sara Muders
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
SM: My favorite sport to participate in is soccer because it makes me incredibly happy. Playing soccer is my definition of passion.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
SM: My favorite memory is scoring the first goal during our semifinal district game. It was also my favorite game because our team was able to work together better than we ever had before and you could feel the love between my teammates. We are a family and you could feel that connection as we played together on the field that night.
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
SM: I enjoy being part of something that not only makes me happy but allows me to make connections with people I never would have if it were not for soccer.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
SM: My dad has the most influence on my athletic career. He is always there encouraging me on the sidelines and he helps me to improve on my skill. He motivates me to do better. Even when I have a rough game, he never fails to force me to see the positive things I have done during the game while also giving me ideas where I can improve. He is my biggest supporter when it comes to playing soccer.
D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
SM: I would make the season longer because, by the time it comes to an end, I wish it could continue.
D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
SM: Make healthcare free.
D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
SM: My ideal place to live would be the suburbs because it’s close to where there are things to do but also not directly in a city.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
SM: I paint and draw as a hobby
D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
SM: Math and science
D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
SM: I would go back in time to around 1988 so I can see what my parents were like at my age.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
SM: How have sports impacted you? Soccer has taught me how to play as a team. When I think about working the ball up the field, I know I cannot do it alone. A team is essential to play efficiently and effectively. The same goes for any day whether it’s sports or not. It is ok to need or want help from others who are capable of supporting you.