by Jimmy Betsill
After coming up just short in the RMAC tournament last year Mines’ women’s soccer team is looking to get back on top of the conference this season. One of the people leading the way for Mines is one of their captains and goalkeeper Sierra Roth.
Sierra became a standout for the women’s soccer team last year becoming the primary starter. In the spring shortened season she had an extremely low 0.23 Goals Allowed Average and a very high .939 Save Percentage. In addition, she was Second-Team all RMAC, RMAC All-Tournament team, and an RMAC Academic Honor Roll member. We had the opportunity to ask Sierra some fun questions about life on and off the field in this athlete spotlight.
What year are you at Mines? First-year of grad school
What is your major? I graduated as a ChemE in May and now I’m working towards a degree in Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering.
Where did you grow up? Highlands Ranch, CO
Why did you decide to play soccer over other sports? It was always the most fun sport to play for me, and I love the team aspect.
Who was your role model growing up? My mom.
Why did you decide to attend Mines? I wanted to stay in Colorado and the opportunity to play soccer and study engineering here was too much to pass up.
What was your most memorable moment with the team? Beating UCCS in the RMAC tournament final in 2019.
What is your favorite part about being on the team? The people are awesome, I’ve found my best friends here, and being with the team never gets old.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Ski during the winter and just spending time outside.
Do you have any pregame superstitions or rituals? I always have to put on my game uniform and cleats in the same order.
What advice would you give to a freshman? Take advantage of all the time here that you can because time definitely flies.
What type of work ethic has being a student-athlete given you? I’ve learned how to manage my time really well and not to get worked up over the little things.