Hometown: Palmares, Costa Rica
PRIOR TO VCU
· Considered one of the best defenders from Costa Rica and currently serves as the starting center back on the Costa Rican National Team
· Began her National Team career in 2005, originally as a forward, before being converted to a defender
· Played every minute in Costa Rica's run in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers in 2010, which Costa Rica finished fourth
· Has been a part of three league titles in the prestigious Division I
Coach Sahaydak on Sanchez: "Karol is an strong, quick, and talented defender who will bring an unbelievable amount of experience to our team. She has played for many years at the highest level, as a fixture on the Costa Rican National Team. During her international career as a defender, she has effectively dealt with some of the best attacking players in the world, such as Abby Wambach and Amy Rodriguez. I'm excited to see her leadership and abilities emerge this coming season."