Tatum Sharp, a senior at Stephenville High School, lives and breathes soccer and she has been accepted at Midwestern State University to play the sport.

Though Sharp doesn’t actually play for the high school team anymore, she has played club soccer for as long as she can remember.

“It’s really been a fun experience just to go to showcase tournaments and see all the college coaches there,” she said. “You’re going to get seen in club soccer.”

Sharp has a true passion for the sport.

“I love that it keeps me healthy. I love that I can eat whatever I want and not worry about it,” she said with a laugh. “I love that I grow relationships through playing soccer and not just with people from Stephenville, but also from Mansfield and the Dallas area. I also love that it keeps me out of trouble; I’m always busy with it.”

As far as her inspiration, Sharp definitely credits her family.

“Definitely my dad and my brother Shelby. He’s been a big inspiration just seeing all he’s accomplished with soccer,” she said. “My dad too with soccer. It runs in the family.”

At Midwestern State Sharp plans to major in education to become a math/algebra teacher and coach soccer.

“I’ll miss my friends because it’s kind of sad to see everybody go separate ways and not see them every day,” she said.