"Sarah is going to be a great player at Maryland. The best words to describe Sarah are untapped potential. She is a humble young woman with the speed and athleticism to put her in a position to compete right away."
On Benson: Athletic player who will compete for playing time in the midfield or forward position ... explosive first step and very good speed over distance that allows her to separate from defenders.
Before Maryland: Named the 2005 all-metro Offensive MVP and district MVP at Baton Rouge High ... two-time first team all-state and all-metro ... three time selection to The Advocate's first team all-district squad ... a three time recipient of Bulldog's Golden Boot award ... member of the 2005 Region III ODP Pool ... also played on the Louisiana '88 girls state team from 2000-05 ... led the New Orleans Soccer Academy to the 2003 Louisiana state championship and Region III semifinals ... also played for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club which won the 2004 and 2005 state titles.
Personal: Daughter of Kenneth and Pari Benson ... younger sister of Kristine Sillett (38), Derek Benson (33) and Ken Benson (20) ... enrolled in the College of Letters and Sciences ... intends on majoring in aeorspace engineering.