Brizard on Gawthrop: “We’re
looking for Sarah to provide some experience on the flank and get
in and score some goals. She’s our prime corner kick taker.
She’s a very good server of the ball and she has a ton of
speed. She can use both feet too, which is a rarity these
In 2011 (Junior): Sarah started 16 contests and
played in all 19 games, averaging 56 minutes of action per match.
She scored two goals and assisted on another score, finishing the
year with five ponts. Sarah took 26 shots, 15 of which were on goal
for a shot-on-goal percentage of .577. Her first goal of the season
came against Belmont on Aug. 21 when she bent a corner kick into
the net. Her second goal came on a rebound in the box against East
Tennessee State on Aug. 26, giving Tech a 1-0 lead in what
eventually became a 2-1 victory. She was named to the Athletic
Director’s Honor Roll.
In 2010 (Sophomore): Sarah started in 16 of 17
matches in her sophomore season
and scored two goals on the year. Her first goal of the season came
in the early part
of the second half and gave Tech a 1-0 lead over UNC Asheville on
Sept. 5, setting the
tone for a 3-1 win. Sarah scored her second goal of the year on a
penalty kick when she
was taken down in the box against Eastern Illinois on Oct. 17. The
goal was Tech’s only
one of the day as they fought to a 1-1 tie. Cheetah, the nickname
her teammates have
given her, is most known for her speed.
In 2009 (Freshman): Sarah was the only Golden
Eagle to start all 22 games in 2009. She finished second on the
team in minutes played with 1820. She logged 100 minutes or more in
six different contests.
HIGH SCHOOL: Sarah played soccer at Baylor School
in Chattanooga, and was team captain in high school. Playing the
forward and mid-field positions, she led her team to the state
finals in 2005 and 2007, and the state semi-finals in 2006. In 2007
Sarah was named all-region first team and “Best of the
Preps” second team. Sarah also competed in track and was the
2008 400-Meter and 4-by-1 relay state champion.
CLUB/ODP EXPERIENCE: Sarah played club soccer for
East Ridge Express ’91 and for the Tennessee ODP state team
for two years.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Phil and Brenda
Gawthrop…born April 29, 1991…full name is Sarah Ann
Gawthrop…majoring in pre-physical therapy.