Katie Zarzar

Tracy Noonan has been one of the most influential people in my soccer career. Looking back and comparing my goalkeeping ability before training with Tracy and after training with her is like comparing night and day. She taught me that in order to play at the highest levels of soccer, skill and technique are essential; however, she also emphasized that good nutrition, fitness, and mentality are integral to reaching the upper echelon of play. This is an excerpt from a quote which Tracy gave to me when we first began training and which I believe embodies the most important life lesson she taught me: ‘If you believe in something, and are willing to do whatever it takes to improve yourself to reach your goals, then you cannot be denied.’

Katie ZarzarChapel Hill, NC — UNC-Chapel Hill, 2003 & 2004