Jan. 27, 2010
BALTIMORE - Former Greyhound and current women's soccer assistant coach Sarra Moller has signed a contract to play for Kvarnsvedens IK, a professional women's soccer team in Sweden. Moller is the first Loyola women's soccer player to play professionally overseas.
"It is a tremendous achievement for Sarra to have the opportunity to play professionally overseas," said Greyhounds head coach Katherine Remy Vettori. "She's one of the best soccer players to ever play at Loyola, and I am very proud of her and wish her the best in her professional playing career."
Moller wrapped up her stellar Loyola playing career in 2008 by earning All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) First Team honors for the fourth consecutive year. She became the fourth player in Greyhound women's soccer history to be a four-year honoree by the conference. Moller also received the conference's Defensive Player of the Year award following her senior season, the same honor for which she was feted in 2005 after her freshman season.
A two-year captain, Moller helped the Greyhounds to a 29-1-6 record against MAAC opponents in regular-season play. She earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) following her senior season in 2008 and was a third team member following the 2005 campaign.
In addition to the honors from the MAAC and NSCAA, Moller was a member of the SoccerBuzz Magazine All-Mid-Atlantic Region three times, picking up second-team laurels in 2005 and 2008 and third-team honors in 2006.
Moller received the highest honor for a Loyola female student-athlete in May of 2008 as she was named the 2008-2009 winner of the Ernest Lagna Award for excellence in academics, athletics and community service at the College end-of-the-year athletics' banquet.
Following her playing career at Loyola, Moller served as an assistant coach for the Greyhounds in 2009, where she helped Loyola to a 15-5-3 record, MAAC regular season and tournament titles and a seventh trip to the NCAA College Cup.
More information on Kvarnsvedens IK can be found on its website at www.sportnik.com/kik