Women's Soccer Adds Selma to 2012-13 Recruiting Class
LAKELAND - Polk State College Head Women's Soccer Coach Bill Read has announced the addition of Selma Juarez to the 2012-13 Eagles recruiting class. Juarez is a 5-1 centerback who can also play sweeper. She is a four-year letter winner and starter from Cypress Creek Senior High School in Orlando. She served as team captain and was a Second Team All-Metro selection and named MVP. As a sophomore, she broke the schools record for most goals scored in a season. Juarez played club ball for Florida Rush.
"Selma is a player I am very excited about," said Read. "She will pump up the defense. She is a good all-around player and she is smart."
While at Cypress Creek, Juarez maintained a 3.8 GPA. "I've always been one to have good grades," said Juarez.
Not knowing if she wanted to continue her soccer career past high school, Juarez considered going to the University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University and Florida Gulf Coast solely for academics. "I only realized I wanted to continue playing after my high school senior night," said Juarez.
Juarez decided to come to Polk because it's far enough away from home that she will be on her own, yet it's close enough for her to go home every now and then. "I feel that at Polk I will be able to grow not only as a soccer player, but as an individual as well," commented Juarez.
At Polk she will be studying to be a neonatal nurse.