Alumni

Ladue Alumna Sauerbrunn Is a 2015 World Cup Champion

Becky Sauerbrunn and teammate Meghan Kilngenberg celebrate their win over Japan. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, courtesy of the Cavalier Insider.

The Ladue School District can boast that one of its own helped bring home the World Cup Final win against Japan on Sunday, July 2, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Alumna Becky Sauerbrunn was a starter for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, which beat the opposition 5-2.

Becky, from the Class of 2003, is a star defender for Team USA. This weekend, after all of her hard work, she had the chance to battle alongside her teammates for the big win against Japan. She played the full 90 minutes of the final.

“She put a lot of time, a lot of work, a lot of missed weekends with friends to get to this stage,” her big brother, Grant, told FOX2 before the game. “So she deserves this.”

Becky was a distinguished LHWHS athlete, lettering all four years in soccer, volleyball and basketball. She was named 2003 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year, 2002 and 2003 Parade All-American, 2002 NSCAA Adidas (U-17) All-American and 2001 NSCAA Youth All-American.

Becky attended the University of Virginia. Currently, she plays for FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League.

 

Photo courtesy of Becky Sauerbrunn's Twitter feed of the team celebrating their win.