October 20th, 2014 by Fasssdexgfred
Westford native Alexa St. Martin plays soccer in Germany’s top league. COURTESY PHOTO
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When Alexa St. Martin was 13 years old, she traveled across the country to attend a soccer camp run by the Olympic Development Program in the Los Angeles area. Her parents stayed home in Westford.
Nervous about how their daughter would handle a major trip at such a young age, Bill and Christine St. Martin worried. They figured they’d receive an incessant amount of phone calls from a homesick Alexa.
“She never called us while she was out there. She didn’t seem to mind being away at all,” said Bill. “The thing is, she has been doing this forever with soccer.”
Now 22, the travels very much continue for Alexa, a former Westford Academy and Georgetown University soccer star. In July, she packed up and moved to Herford, Germany, where she currently plays as a defender for the professional soccer club Herforder SV in the Women’s Bundesliga.
To those familiar with international soccer, Bundesliga is a household name. In a country where soccer is king, the Bundesliga is Germany’s strongest and most well-respected league. It’s also among the top women’s leagues in all of Europe. Herforder SV is one of 12 teams in Bundesliga, with the two-part season starting in August and potentially lasting until June.
When Herforder SV extended an offer to Alexa, she quickly signed on with the club in northwest Germany.
“To be honest, I wasn’t at all hesitant to take this opportunity.
Said Bill, “She wasn’t hesitant at all. It’s crazy. She had an agent and she went over there in April, and they liked her a lot. We assumed they would give her an offer.”a-defender-for, a-soccer-camp-, among-the-top, and-potentially, daughter, generated, hesitant-at-all, household-name-, opportunity, professional, women
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