Barrantes battles more than the occasional sprained ankle or sore muscles, however. She suffers from a disease called rheumatoid arthritis, but she’s not letting it stop her from playing the sport she loves.
“I play on a team of sisters, and I know they always have my back. And I step on the field wanting to play because I know my family has my back. Regardless of the outcome, we are still the same team, and the game wouldn’t change that.”
“I’ve asked the team to play a whole different style of soccer than they were accustomed to, so naturally there has been a certain learning curve and period of growing pains,” new head coach Amanda Burge said.