Pair of two-time state champion Lady Commodores sign with ICC

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Lafayette High School’s Sara Grace Moore and Anna Kate Trost will be continuing their soccer careers together.

The two Commodore seniors both have signed with Itawamba Community College over the past week, continuing a journey that won them two MHSAA 5A State Championships for two more seasons.

Moore signed with ICC on Friday. The senior has played both defense and midfield for the Commodores, playing varsity dating all the way back to the eighth grade. This past season, playing mostly defense, she scored four goals and added two assists on a team that allowed only 0.62 goals per game.

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“My sister went to ICC, so I’ve been really familiar with the program. We’ve all made good friends with the coach there, and it felt like a great fit for me,” Moore said. “I’m gonna miss this team though. They’ve been my family, my second home the past few years. I can count on them for anything, and we’re always together.”

Trost signed with ICC on Monday afternoon. Unlike Moore, who’s been with the team for quite some time, Trost transferred over to Lafayette from Oxford as a junior. She had to sit out during the 2018-19 campaign in which the school won its first 5A state title. This year, she was both in goal and on the field for that same team that played incredible defense during their title run. In college, she said plans on sticking to keepers.

“It feels great. It’s exciting and I’m already ready for this next season to start,” Trost said. “This transition for me was hard at first, but these girls welcomed me with open arms and it was a great experience. They all mean so much to me. To be able to make two state runs with one team, it’s unbelievable.”

Moore and Trost represent two of a Lady Commodores senior class of three. Arguably the most accomplished class in Lafayette soccer history, the girls won back-to-back MHSAA 5A State Championships over the past two seasons, accumulating a total record of 45-6-1 over the two-year stretch.