Erica Rasor’s achievement sets soccer record at EPHS

{gallery}/12_15_09/rasor{/gallery}A first at Eagle Point High School seems to have gone under the radar until now. And that is the announcement to a circle beyond  soccer that senior Erica Rasor was named first team all conference for the fourth consecutive year. To the best of everyone’s knowledge, she is the only female soccer player at EPHS to have earned this honor.

Erica’s coach, Stephanie Lucas Pogue, was first team for three years and second team her freshman year.

Erica has been team captain last year and this year. “She is a role model, the type of player every coach dreams about having,” said Pogue.  “The teams knew where she was at all times.”

Erica started trying to play soccer at about two years of age, as she observed her sister, whom quickly became her role model. Around the age of 9 or 10 she and four others began playing club soccer under the guidance of Matt O’Conner. Today that group of five is graduating. “We have big shoes to fill next year,” noted Pogue. Sarah Liley was one of the club soccer players. She is a junior this year. The other members, all seniors, are Merissa O’Conner, Haylie Winner, Nicole Nunez and Erin Wolfe.

“I owe a lot to my parents,” said Rasor. She said her dad started her on her left foot. “This was one of the best things that ever happened to me. He explained that using the left foot would be very important, because few others used it,” said Rasor. “And you couldn’t find a more supportive mom. She never missed a game.”

Rasor is hoping for an athletic scholarship and would very much like to go to OIT to major in radiology. If that doesn’t work, she said she will probably start at RCC and then transfer.

Erica is the daughter of Ron and Joni Rasor of Eagle Point.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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