U.S. soccer player Tobin Heath is drawing attention for thanking God for her success in the Women’s World Cup. Newsbusters reports the 27-year-old midfielder is open about her faith, posting scripture verses and references to God on social media platforms.
In a previous interview with BeliefNet.com, Heath said that she plays soccer to glorify Christ and wants to use her platform to be a role model for young female athletes.
“[I[f you see [being a role model] as a platform where you can pour into others for Jesus with love, that’s where I want to be. Becoming known or noticed in my sport isn’t what drives me to work hard and want to be the best I can be. It’s Jesus. That’s why I play. I play to glorify Him.”
She continued, “I try to keep that as my motivation when I step out on the field every day whether it’s practice or a game. It’s to work as hard as I can in thankfulness for what He’s given me and hopefully some of that can come back to Him.”
Publication date: July 8, 2015