Sophia Smith ... 19-year-old Stanford Phenom

Source:  SB Nation article "Meet Sophia Smith, the 19-year-old phenom who’s the future of NWSL and the USWNT"

Initial Reaction:  I think it is cool how Sophia Smith's combination of talents is so rare that the Portland Thorns were willing to give up a US national team player for her.  The Portland Thorns are one of the best teams in the NWSL and for them to make such a big trade really shows that she must be a very special talent that is one of a kind.  

Lesson:  Being a good player inside (soccer IQ) and outside (physical skills) is super important and gets coaches attention, but how you handle yourself off the field impacts coaches final decisions! 

Take-away:  Work hard and follow your dreams!



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