Getting To Know: Rachel Aguilar

Getting To Know: Rachel Aguilar

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?
RA: Sleeping!

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:

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

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