The St. Mary’s Blues could be one of the surprise teams in Class 6A women’s soccer and the leadership and play of co-captain Maggie Farra is one of the main reasons.
The senior center forward has been an integral part of the program since arriving four years ago, helping the Blues upset Sunset in the 2019 playoffs and excelling in the truncated 2020 season last spring.
The Oregonian / OregonLive hosted a question-and-answer session with Farra to learn more about her life off the court.
Sports experience: “I started club football in fifth grade, which was a bit later than most people. I started there and played for Northeast United Soccer, then moved to FC Portland and played for their Elite Clubs national football team. In St. Mary’s, I played the four-year-old. My freshman year I was on JV and went to college with a few other players, then second year and junior year I was in college and now my senior year I’m co-captain.
Sports hero: “I would say when I was younger I really admired Thorn’s Christine Sinclair. The number of goals she scored, the way she played. I have always admired his work ethic.
Off-site interests: “I’m really interested in science. I am also in charge of an outdoor school, which I hope to be able to do this year. They will spend the night in this camp, then they will learn different field studies.
Where do you want to go to college? “I just joined Case Western Reserve University a few days ago. It was really exciting, relieving to know that I can play there.
Career aspirations: “I’m probably going to specialize in something scientific or engineering. I’m not quite sure yet. I also really like chemistry.
Favorite sports memory: “My sophomore year, we beat Sunset in the first round of the playoffs and we beat them on penalties. It was one of the best games we’ve played, and it was really good because we didn’t. had never been this far in the playoffs for so long.
Why do you play soccer? “My teammates. I really love playing with them and for all of them and working together to accomplish something together. I really love something about it. My St. Mary’s team and my club team are all great people, I love spending time with them on and off the pitch.
– Shane Hoffmann, for The Oregonian / OregonLive