Sophie Fijneman finds family 5,000 miles from home

“I get to play soccer six times a week and fly to games” 

Three years ago, Sophie Fijneman made the 5,000-mile journey from the Netherlands to Ruston to play soccer for Louisiana Tech University.

Since that time, the Industrial Engineering major has played 51 matches and started in 32 for the Lady Techsters.

“I first decided I wanted to play soccer in the states when I was 14 or 15,” Fijneman said. “I saw on film how sports and the college experience was so different in America than in the Netherlands. I thought to myself, ‘I want that!’”

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