Belmont freshman Allie Svoboda played a variety of sports growing up, but soccer was the one she fell in love with.
“My brother played hockey, my mom was an athlete, my dad was an athlete,” said Svoboda. “Soccer was the sport that I chose.”
Svoboda grew up in Lisle, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. In high school, Svoboda helped her team to a state championship in 2013 and was a team captain for two years.
The size of Belmont was a major appeal for Svoboda when looking at colleges.
“I love the small-school size,” said Svoboda. “I went to a small school for kindergarten through junior high and then I went to a big high school, so I wanted that small feel again.”
When she’s not competing, Svoboda enjoys hanging out with friends, reading and watching Netflix.
Svoboda can be seen playing forward for the Bruins in home games at Rose Park. Catch Svoboda and the rest of the women’s soccer team when they return home Oct. 29.