PELLA — Midfielder Jacie Borman (freshman, Eagan, Minn.) will continue a tradition of the Central College women’s soccer team by representing the Central College women’s soccer team on an annual Costa Rica soccer tour with Beyond Sports this Spring.
The team is made up of American college students and is chosen based on statistical leaders and all-conference recognition as well as coaches’ recommendations.
The vast majority of the 22 players are from NCAA Division III programs. Over the last 10 years, Beyond Sports has provided international sports tours for thousands of college athletes from over 350 different universities.
Under Coach Mike Kobylinski, Borman will be the seventh member of the Dutch program since 2017 to take advantage of the opportunity to travel and play in Costa Rica.
The eight-day experience runs from May 21-29 and includes three games against Costa Rican club teams.
Additionally, the American players will help at three service learning clinics coaching local youth. Sightseeing excursions to Arenal Volcano and the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica are also on the schedule.
In her first year at Central, Borman played in all 18 games and started 16 times. She led the team with nine assists while playing 1,153 minutes. She had multi-assist games against Wisconsin Lutheran College, Concordia University-Chicago (Ill.) and Beloit College (Wis.).
The director of soccer programs for the tour is Silvia Betancourt, a former member of the Costa Rican women’s national team.