Zadrazil heading overseas to represent Austrian National Team
Zadrazil notched 10 assists for the Lady Bucs in 2012, tying the single-season record set by Katie Green in 2007.
Zadrazil notched 10 assists for the Lady Bucs in 2012, tying the single-season record set by Katie Green in 2007.
Zadrazil playing for her Austrian National Team
Zadrazil playing for her Austrian National Team

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Austria plays Belgium Feb. 13 in Ghent, Belgium

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2013) – ETSU women’s soccer freshman Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) will head to Europe in February, having been selected to represent the Austrian Women’s National Senior Team in a game versus Belgium.

Competing at the highest level for her country is nothing new for the reigning Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year. The selection to represent Austria’s top women’s team is Zadrail’s sixth. She has also represented the U17 and U19 national teams, and was captain of her U19 squad.

“It is a big honor for me to play for the senior team of Austria,” Zadrazil said. “I am one of the youngest on the team, so to be selected means a lot.

“I get to have a few days at home with my family in Austria before heading to Belgium. I have never been to Belgium and to play there will be a great experience.”

In her international career, Zadrazil has scored 13 goals, beginning as a member of Austria's U17 team. She helped that squad win the first round of UEFA U17 European Championship qualifying by scoring four goals in group play. Zadrazil was called to join the A-national team later that year, competing against England, Turkey, Slovenia and Nigeria.

“We are very proud of Sarah for her selection by the full national team,” ETSU head coach Adam Sayers said. “It is a great honor for her and for ETSU. Sarah is a very good player who works extremely hard in all aspects of training and preparation, and thoroughly deserves this opportunity.

“We wish her all the best.”

Zadrazil is one of several Lady Bucs who have represented their countries. Sophomores Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales) and Ellis Parsons (Cardiff, Wales) have represented Wales, freshman Hannah Short (Bristol, England) played for England, while freshman Simona Koren (Graz, Austria) has also represented Austria.

Zadrazil and Austria take on Belgium February 13 in Ghent, Belgium.

ETSU fans wanting Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!

For more information on ETSU women's soccer, please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women's soccer links.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WBB Mercer University 49 Final
Feb 21 ETSU 70
BB ETSU 2 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 21 UNC-Asheville 3
MBB ETSU 59 F
Feb 21 Chattanooga 67
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 22 Results
BB ETSU 10 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 Pittsburgh 4
BB ETSU 9 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 USC Upstate 2
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 23 Results
WBB ETSU 46 Final
Feb 23 Samford University 69
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 24 T11 of 15
MBB ETSU 73 F
Feb 26 Citadel 74
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 27 Results
MTEN Tennessee Tech 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Feb 27 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU 6 Akron, Ohio
Feb 28 Akron 1
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 28 3 of 9
BB Butler 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 4
WBB ETSU 42 Final
Feb 28 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 64
SB ETSU 10 5
Feb 28 Morehead St. 1