St. Timothy's Sophie Strome selected as the Baltimore Ravens Champions Athlete of the Week
Senior, Sophie Strome was named as the Ravens Champions Athlete of the Week and was on the field to be recognized and congratulated on Thursday, August 15th when the Baltimore Ravens took on, and defeated, the Atlanta Falcons at Ravens Stadium before 50,000 screaming fans. Her sport is field hockey and Strome is in the zone, ready for another successful season.
Earlier in the summer, St. Timothy's Athletic Director, Kara Carlin submitted Sophie's name because of her strong work ethic. "She has been working very hard all summer and playing field hockey in tournaments and getting ready for the 2013 St.Timothy's School field hockey season," said Karlin
This summer, Strome participated in Brown University Field Hockey Camp, Nationals, training sessions at Maryland camp, Max Goalkeeping Camp and received private instruction with her goalkeeping coach.
Carlin said that Strome had been emailing her throughout the summer with ideas of potential "back up" goalkeepers, with the idea that Strome can help train a new goalie to take over the helm when she graduates at the end of the this school year.
St. Timothy's has won the past two IAAM "C" Conference Field Hockey Championships and it is in a large part due to Strome's abilities in the cage. "We got into the championship this past season in a triple overtime, 1 v 1 situation, and Sophie did not let one goal in the cage so the one goal we got on attack with enough to take us to the championship. She is an exceptional athlete and a die hard field hockey goalie."
Carlin believes that the Ravens chose Sophie Strome as their Ravens Champion Athlete of the Week for her commitment to both the game and to the betterment of the sport.