Former Blue Jay and current Jimmie soccer player Amber Hillesland is on a 10-day trip to Costa Rica, where she’ll play against four teams from that country and coach underprivileged youth. Sun file photo / John M. Steiner

Playing abroad: Hillesland takes talents to Costa Rica


Costa Rica’s national team has the small South American country soccer-crazy right now.

Amber Hillesland, a standout player at the University of Jamestown, is about to experience the frenzy firsthand.

Hillesland is in Costa Rica on a 10-day trip, where she’ll play competitively with an NAIA all-star team, coach under-privileged youth and tour the scenic country of 4.5 million. Costa Rica’s national team has advanced to the final 16 of the World Cup in Brazil.

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Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
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