Sarah is proof positive that athletics can open up a world of possibilities. At Ridley, she played First Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer—and was one of only a handful of Ridleians to win CISAA championships for sports in three successive semesters.
Sarah went on to play varsity rugby at Wilfrid Laurier University, then travelled on exchange to Limerick University in Ireland, where she played varsity soccer, catching the eye of the local club team. She was scouted to play club rugby for Shannon RFC, then Bohemians RFC, where she earned Play of the Year by scoring the game-winning field goal from forty yards on the sideline in a torrential downpour.
Since then, Sarah has completed several half-marathons; trained at a professional kick-boxing camp in Thailand; attempted a six day, 250-kilometre race through the Icelandic Highlands; and is currently pursuing higher belt levels in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
But Sarah's greatest sports memory has its roots right here on campus in the Griffith Gym, where she won the CISAA basketball championship alongside the four girls she had been playing basketball with since Grade 10. “Jenn Marion, Natalie Iggulden, Kate Tanner, and Heather Tredway—we were all on the floor when the final buzzer went,” she recalls. “It was our last game together. Favourite memory for sure.”
“Harry Griffith’s quote, ‘If you lose, say nothing; if you win, say less'—this has always been my north star when competing.”