FORT WORTH, Texas – Faith alumna Emory Cason watches as the clock winds down at TCU’s soccer field and her Baylor Bears protect a 1-0 lead. Cason has not had much time on the field in her freshman year, but she has already scored a goal and is happy to continue playing her sport in college.
Cason graduated and signed to play at Baylor last spring. She had not played for a school team since Faith’s women’s soccer team was disbanded in 2011. Cason spent her junior and senior years playing outside of school for her club team.
Playing a sport in college is “a really big time commitment,” Cason said. “I thought I’d have a lot of free time, and I definitely don’t.” Cason said the team spends around three hours a day in practice and workouts except on their off-day.
While she has only played 36 minutes this season, Cason has scored a goal and appeared in three contests, the first of which is her favorite memory so far. She is used to starting and playing for an entire game, but is adjusting to a more limited role. Her first collegiate goal came at home in Waco on August 25 against Northwestern State University.
“I really enjoy [playing in college]. It’s a lot of fun if you enjoy the sport,” Cason said. She is having to balance her limited time between practices and her studies as a pre-business major, but looks forward to next year and earning more playing time.
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