Sasha joined Academy One in the summer of 2010 as one of the top keepers in Maryland and the Eastern part of the United States. Sasha is one of the most elegant and talented members of the Academy and no one has broken our hearts more than Sasha. She is also one of the tallest keepers in Academy history standing just under six feet tall. She played club for one of the best teams in the country, Bethesda Soccer Club. Her club team played in the Elite Clubs National League. The ECNL is limited to only the top teams in the nation. For a season, Sasha was a teammate with fellow Academy member Morgan Ruhl. In the past, her team has won one Maryland State Cup championship and also earned a spot in the Maryland State Cup final four. Her teams have always been a perennial power in premier level tournaments across the country. In the summer before her senior year of high school, Sasha's team qualified for the prestigious ECNL playoffs. At the playoffs in Denver, Sasha was offered a scholarship at Butler University in Indianapolis based on her playoff performance. Butler is ranked among the best universities in the Midwest. Aside from club play, Sasha was a three year member of the Maryland State ODP team. Sasha has had one of the most successful high school soccer careers in Academy history in helping her Bethesda - Chevy Chase High School team to three Maryland State Championships. Sasha had been a starter since her freshmen year. She would have been a four year starter, but knee surgery prevented her from a fourth year, and most likely kept her team from a fourth state cup championship. Sasha was an honor student in the challenging International Baccalaureate/AP/Honors program at her high school. After graduation is where our heartbreak begins with Sasha. Sasha took a year off before college and decided not to accept the scholarship to Butler, but she decided to accept an offer to play at Old Dominion University. Before leaving for Old Dominion, Sasha decided to take more time off before school and travel abroad. After returning to the US, Sasha decided to not play college soccer despite her ability to play at the highest level. She enrolled at the University of Colorado. We wish her well, but we will wonder what might have been.