Selma High Girls Soccer: Scoring Towards Success


Makaira Chavez rushes through defenders from Immanuel High.

Nico Colado, Reporter

Selma High Girls Soccer are near the end of their season. With a current league record of 2-1-1, the girls are hopeful to finish off strong and successful.
“The thing I am most proud of my team is their work ethic in games and perseverance. No matter if we’re up two goals or if we are down two goals they are always giving it their all for one another,” shared Coach Zamora.
Coach Zamora is the head coach for the girls soccer team. A former college athlete, Zamora feels it’s important to share knowledge and experience with his players.
“Soccer has always been a part of my life. I played at Selma High School then moved away to play college soccer in Iowa. Once I graduated from college and I began to coach in Iowa, I knew that at some point I wanted to come back to my hometown and coach at Selma High,” stated Coach Zamora.
Players learn through experience. In order to succeed, realizing what has room for improvement is both necessary and beneficial.
“I believe that the team’s biggest struggle is communication when it comes game time. It affects not only on the field but us in general trying to cooperate with one another,” junior Irais Santos explained.
Irais is one of three team captains. Playing her 5th year of soccer, Santos admires the friendships with her teammates.
“My favorite thing about playing this sport are the bonds that you create throughout the years, not only that but it’s like a second family,” Santos expressed.
Soccer is all about teamwork. Throughout the season, the girls have faced multiple challenges due to their lack of seniority. However, they choose to work through it.
“We have a young team that consists of primarily freshmen and sophomores that needed some time to adjust to the varsity competition. At the moment we have a good opportunity to get some results in the league and hopefully come out on top of league standings,” explained Coach Zamora.
“It’s scary but they push me to do better,” stated freshman Lacy Vasquez.
Lacy Vasquez is one of the freshmen on the team. Having little experience on varsity doesn’t affect her overall skill. Playing since the fifth grade, Vasquez enjoys the competition and hardship.
With practices everyday after school, besides game days, the girls show effort and pride in their actions.