8 Sarah Deffit
8 Sarah Deffit
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr
Hometown: Bremerton, Wash.
High School: Bremerton HS
Position: MF
Major: Celluar Biology

2009: Played in 17 games for the Pack in 2009 while starting in seven of them ... Scored her only goal of the year in the season finale vs. #12 Fort Lewis Nov. 1 ... Tied for a team-high two assists on the year ... Finished the year with four points and seven shots, with five of them coming on goal.

2008: Played in all 20 of the team's games in 2008, registering seven points ... Her three assists were the team's third most ... Scored a goal in the ThunderWolves' 4-1 win over New Mexico Highlands Oct. 26 ... Began the season with an assist in CSU-Pueblo's tie with Augustana Aug. 29 ... Was a second-team academic all-RMAC selection with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

2007: Showed glimpses of being the team's striker of the future, scoring four goals and two assists during the season ... Played in all of the team's games, starting once ... Scored each of the team's two goals in a hard-fought 2-2 tie with Mesa State Sept. 23 ... Scored her first goal in a 7-2 win over Adams State Sept. 7 ... Delivered two assists, including an assist on the game-winner, in a 5-3 victory over Colorado Christian Oct. 3 ... Was deadly accurate with her shots, only taking eight shots all year long, with seven being on goal and four finding the back of the net.

High school: At Bremerton High School, was a standout on the soccer squad, named to the all-league team as a second team selection during her junior and senior years ... As a senior, Sarah was the team captain, scoring six goals and 12 assists ... Also competed in track, basketball, and roller hockey in high school ... Was a member of "Evergreen Girls' State," "Washington Scholar" and "Running Start" ... Graduated from BHS with a 3.94 GPA.

Personal: Daughter of Sherrill and Jeff Gross ... has two siblings, Robyn and Ryan ... Currently majoring in cellular biology ... Nickname is "victory," an allusion to her last name, which is pronounced "defeat" ... Also competes in hardball roller hockey as a goalie, and is also a world team goalie.