Courtesy of Berry Athletics
ROME, Ga. — Berry women's soccer student-athlete and Southern Athletic Association SAAC President Megan Radosta has been selected to compete in Brazil this summer as a member of the USA DIII Women's Soccer team.
She will join Jake Williamson, Caleb Ford and Alec Jones from the men's soccer team who are also travelling to Brazil as a member of the men's squad.
The USA DIII Soccer Teams are invited to NCAA Division III men's and women's players from across the country. This team is comprised of players recognized as All-Americans, All-Region and All-Conference. The 15 women's players represent 10 different colleges and universities and come from 8 different home states. The 16 men's players also hail from 8 different schools and 8 different home states.
The USA DIII Soccer tour will run from May 28 through June 6. The squads will begin with an orientation in Orlando, Florida on May 28th before the team flies to Sao Paulo, Brazil that evening. The teams will practice on May 29th in the City of Jundiai before playing their first two matches on May 30 and 31 in the cities of Jundiai and Valinhos. They will then travel to Rio de Janeiro on Friday, June 1st, playing their 3rd match on Saturday, June 2nd and their 4th on Monday, June 6thversus teams from Rio de Janeiro. The two USA DIII Soccer teams will be competing against top U-22 club teams from the States of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
While in Brazil the teams will experience educational, cultural and social aspects of Brazilian life through city, school and sports club visits. While in Rio the team will be staying on the famous Copacabana Beach and touring the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
Radosta, a junior midfielder on the women's soccer team from Sandy Springs, Ga., earned her first ever spot on the All-SAA second team last season after scoring four goals for the Vikings. Playing and starting in all 14 games for Berry, Radosta added 44 shots on the season, 20 of which were on goal. Behind Radosta, the Vikings finished the year averaging 13.1 shots per game, while winning three of their final five regular-season competitions.