WINTER HAVEN — Polk State Volleyball had the best season in the program's history during the 2011-12 season and one player who had a lot to do with the team's success this past season was Rachel Aguilar. This season the Eagles won their first conference championship, their biggest winning season at 25-12 and another first, a No. 3 ranking in the state ranking poll.
Aguilar, who was a freshman on the Polk's 2011 roster, will be a key returner for the Eagles in 2012. The Venezuela native recently sat down with Sports Information Coordinator Terrell Elliston to see what keeps her busy off the court.
TE: Why did you decide to come to Polk?
RA: I came to Polk because I wanted to give myself an opportunity.
TE: What are your post-graduation plans?
RA: I would like to get my master's and doctorate's degrees.
TE: Who is your funniest teammate?
RA: Yaritza Santiago.
TE: If you could travel any place in the world, where would you go and why?
RA: I would like to go to Rome, Italy, because it's a beautiful place.
TE: What/who inspired you to get involved with volleyball?
RA: My professor.
TE: What do you like best about team road trips?
TE: What is your best non-athletic skill?
RA: Going out and having fun.
TE: What is an obstacle in life you had to overcome?
RA: Being lazy.
TE: Favorite place to play in the Suncoast Conference besides Polk?
RA: Hillsborough Community College
What is your favorite…
Song: "Someone Like You" by Adele
TV Show: "The Simpsons" and "Friends"
Movie: "The Notebook" and "The Vow"
Place to eat in Polk County: Applebee's
Sport to watch on TV: Basketball
Pro sports team: Los Angeles Lakers
Pro Athlete: Giba and Paula Pequeno
Choices, choices and more choices…
Winter or Summer: Summer
Bench-press or squat: Squat
In season or out of season: In season
High school or college: High School
Class in the morning or class at night: Morning
Winter Haven or……: Orlando
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
Singing or dancing: Singing
Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics: Summer Olympics
Cat or dog: Both