23 Sarah Benchaita
Sarah Benchaita

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas

High School:
The Woodlands

Height:
5-3

Position:
Forward

Experience:
SO-1L


YearGamesGoalsAssists
2007700
20081810
Total2510

Sarah Benchaita 2008


2008 (So.): Played in 18 games, all as a substitute...scored a goal in the 42nd minute of a 3-2 win at Marshall on 10/10.

Spring 2008: Scored the game-winning goal in SMU's 1-0 victory over Oklahoma (4/7/08) in the final game of the Verizon Women's College Soccer Showcase in Frisco, Texas.

2007 (Fr.): Appeared in seven games in 2007 ... Took three shots, all of were shots on goal.

High School: Two-year letterwinner at The Woodlands High School ... Team captain in her senior season ... District 15-5A Most Valuable Player and Offensive MVP in senior season ... Named to the All-Tournament team for the Texas State 5A Tournament as a senior ... Tallied 53 goals and 31 assists in her high school career ... High school team won district championship twice, posting a two-year record of 35-7-9 ... Member (since 2005) of the Challenge '89 club soccer team, which won the South Texas state championship twice; Challenge '89 advanced to the Region III finals, finishing its season ranked No. 8 in the nation ... Earned the EEDOA championship as a member of the Challenge Blitz club team in 2003 ... Two-time letterwinner in academics.

Personal: Double-major in broadcast journalism and corporate communications and public affairs; minor in political science ... Would most like to visit Switzerland ... Dream job would be to host her own TV show ... Has one older brother ... Parents are Tayeb and Delia Benchaita ... Full name is Sarah Gallinaro Benchaita.

Goals:

10/10/2008 at Marshall (42')