Okanagan native comes back home


Okanagan native comes back home

By Cary Mellon on December 20, 2014


Sarah Histed to join team in fall.

Sarah Histed, originally from Vernon, moves back west to play soccer for the Heat this fall.

KELOWNA, B.C. – Heat coach Claire Paterson went out-of-province, in a manner of speaking, for her latest women’s soccer recruit in Sarah Histed, a senior fullback at St.

Francis in Calgary who will pack her boxes to move to the Okanagan next fall, a place she has already called home before.

Sarah started developing her soccer chops playing community soccer in her hometown Vernon. She eventually relocated to Kamloops when her stock rose to a level that caught the attention of the Kamloops Development Team, whom she would play for next. It wasn’t long before she was on the road again, this time to Calgary, where she was immediately selected to play at the tier one level.

Histed has competed in two Provincial tournaments and played in Vancouver Whitecaps, President’s Day, and Surf Cup Show Case tournaments in addition to her regular duty with her high school squad. A versatile player with high work ethic, her 2012 Alberta Provincial team made the trek to Nova Scotia to compete in the National All Star tournament.

“Sarah is a very good athlete who is quick and creative on the field,” said Paterson, Histed’s new coach as of next fall when Heat women’s soccer takes to the pitch again. “As a first year fullback for our team we are looking forward to working with her as she grows as a player in the CIS.”

“I was really impressed with the school and coaching staff and loved the atmosphere of the campus,” Histed said of a visit to her new Okanagan home in a few months. “I am really excited to be returning to the Okanagan to play soccer with the UBCO Heat and make a contribution to this young university’s athletic program.”

You can catch Histed and the rest of Heat women’s soccer in action next September when they return to the pitch for their second season in Canada West. Check back at goheat.ca for updated schedules.