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Position switch pays dividends for Sumpter
Camden soccer standout signs NLI to attend Columbia College
CAMDEN SENIOR VENUS SUMPTER signed a National Letter of Intent to contiune her academic and soccer-playing endeavors at Columbia College while flanked by her parents, James Sumpter and Robin Brown, as well as her sister, Stacy Sumpter. Looking on from behind is Camden Lady Bulldogs soccer coach Aaron Mayes. - photo by Photo courtesy of Laura Horton
Being pent-up between a pair of aluminum posts was not Venus Sumpter’s idea of having fun. But that was where the now Camden High senior found herself at the start of her Lady Bulldog soccer career. Then CHS head coach Stephen Sutusky took advantage of Sumpter’s quickness and athleticism by playing her at goalkeeper, where she was needed moreso than on the field.