Will intern with the UW soccer team in 2012. Is currently pursing an M.Ed degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership. She has a specific interest in coaching along with Athletic Administration. Spent the past year interning with New Media and Recruiting at UW.
2011 (Senior): Second-Team All-Pac-12 ... Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic ... named the teams Offensive MVP, Most Inspirational and earned the Loyalty Award ... named GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week on Oct. 10 for helping UW to its first Pac-12 wins over the season vs. Colorado and Utah ... she had both goals in the 2-1 victory vs. Colorado in the second half ... scored a goal and had two assists vs. Utah, assisting on the game-winning goal in the 80th minute ... had a team-leading senior year ... started and played in 16 games ... led the team in goals (7), assists (5), points (19), and shots (47) ... tied for first on the team with four assists and two game-winning goals ... had an assist and then an un-assisted game-winner against Seattle University on Sept. 4, the Huskies' first victory of the season ... also scored the game-winning goal vs. Colorado (Oct. 7) ... scored back-to-back goals against Colorado in a 2-1 victory ... recorded a goal and an assist at Gonzaga (Sept. 18) ... assisted Zevenbergen's game-winning goal against New Mexico ... had a season-high seven shots against Utah (Oct. 9) ... also had two assists vs. Utah ... took at least one shot in every game played except at No. 2 UCLA ... had a 2.94 shots per game percentage ... had to sit out a few games due to injury ... finishes her UW career with 12 goals, seven assists, 31 points, 101 shots, and three game-winners.
2010 (Junior): Had a breakout junior season ... named Co-Most Inspirational Female of the Year at the WESPYs ... WSAAC Rep. ... earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention ... Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... named to the Primetime Performers of the Week team by College360.com on Nov. 23 ... earned mention on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week on Oct. 11 ... finished second on the team with five goals, 13 points and 40 shots ... was third on the team with three assists and one game-winning goal ... ranked fourth on the team with 17 shots on goal ... played in 22 games making 19 starts ... played a season-high 96 minutes at Portland on Oct. 3... scored her first career goal vs. Cleveland State on Sept. 17 in the 74th minute ... scored the go-ahead goal in the sixth minute at No. 4 Portland on Oct. 3 ... scored in her first Pac-10 game of the season at Cal on Oct. 15 in the 90th minute ... had her first career two-goal game in the NCAA First Round vs. Oklahoma on Nov 12 ... scored the game-winning goal in that game in the third minute and also scored in the 24th minute ... her first career assist came on Alex Webber's game-winning goal in the 51st minute at St. Mary's on Sept. 24 ... assisted on Webber's game-winning goal in the upset at UCLA on Oct. 29 in the 18th minute ... also assisted on Allie Beahan's game-winning goal in the 104th minute of 2OT at UC Irvine on No. 20 in the NCAA Sweet 16 ... took the second penalty kick vs. No. 2 Portland in the NCAA Second Round, making her attempt.
2009 (Sophomore): Battled injuries throughout the season, but appeared in 14 matches, making one start ... fired seven shots, five on goal ... started in the second match of the year against No. 2 Portland ... her first shot came in the season's first match against Seattle ... had a season-high two shots at Arizona.
2008 (Freshman): Played in 12 games, earning the starting nod on two occasions ... made her collegiate debut in the season-opening 3-0 win at Montana, one of five rookies to do so ... also appeared in the Gonzaga game before getting her first start in the third game of the season - and the home opener - against Colgate ... took three shots against the Red Raiders ... also started the next game against Kennesaw State before suffering a leg injury ... did not play again until playing in three consecutive games against No. 3 Portland, No. 2 UCLA and No. 5 Stanford ... played in six of nine Pac-10 games.
Mount Rainier High School:
Four-year letterwinner served two years as team captain ... played both midfielder and goalkeeper, earning first-team all-league at both positions ... named team's MVP her junior and senior seasons ... compiled 15 goals and 14 assists during her senior season, leading Mt. Rainier to the state Class AAA playoffs ... voted Co-MVP of the Seamount League ... earned first-team all-state honors along with being named to the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer all-area teams ... completed her career with 52 goals and 45 assists ... also lettered in softball and basketball ... First-Team All-Seamount League three times in softball and second-team all-league pick in basketball.
Parents are Sue and Mike Martinez ... has an older brother, Doug, and an older sister, Tonya ... Her grandfather, Doug McClymont, attended UW ... father, Mike, played college baseball from 1979-81 ... won first place in the Thanksgiving Surf Cup in 2004 and ODP Inter-Regionals in 2005 with club team HPFC ... high school teammates with former Husky teammate Nikki Murray.
Coach Gallimore on Martinez: "Sarah brings a competitive fire to the game that will help her thrive at the D-I level. She is strong and tremendous in the air, which is a positive from a defensive and attacking point of view."
GETTING TO KNOW SARAH MARTINEZ
Sarah Martinez In Her Own Words
I grew up in Des Moines, Washington my whole life and I can see myself there forever. I am the type of person who loves to spend as much time with my family as possible, because they can never be replaced. I grew up playing a lot of sports but have always known soccer was the one I couldn't see my life without. I ALWAYS wear a certain black tank top under my uniform, which I get made fun of for. It's okay though :) I am not sure what I want to be when I grow up but I want to work around kids somehow. My favorite time of the year is our season. Night games are my favorite.
"Obsessed" - Mariah Carey
Watching Disney Channel 24-7
Strangest thing a coach ever said to you
"Go to jail." - Jim "The Warden" Thomas
Favorite dance move
Favorite part of being a Husky
Besides having an amazing team and irreplaceable people around me, I love the atmosphere at every event here at UW.
Favorite restaurant in Seattle
Favorite place on UW campus
As "Kate the Great" said, Husky Soccer Field
Biggest celebrity crush
David Beckham and Tom Brady
Store where you would like to spend a $10,000 gift card
Why did you choose your number
I've been number 5 since I was about 8 years old, why change now?
Weirdest thing you will ever admit to having done in the past
My Happy Birthday Song
Random fact people wouldn't know about Sarah Martinez
I love kids and love to be around them all the time, probably because I act just like them
If you could trade places with a teammate for a day, who would it be and why
V-magic, its pretty self explanatory!
Best thing about playing for Coach Gallimore
Lesle is the type of person who I respect so much that it pushes me to be better, never wanting to let her down. She will tell me anything I need to know to succeed and get better which is all I can ask for.