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Getting to Know Women's Soccer: Cecilia Magos


Freshman Cecilia Magos
Freshman Cecilia Magos

March 17, 2014

CHICAGO - UICFlames.com features a Q&A with women’s soccer player Cecilia Magos.  The women's soccer program was launched in November of 2012 with the hiring of head coach Brian Rigby, but won't begin varsity competition until the fall of 2014.  Until then, UICFlames.com would like to `Get to Know' the newest additions to our Flames Family.

UICFlames.com: What made you choose UIC?
Cecilia Magos:
  It’s close to home and it’s in the city so it is a good location for me to travel back and forth.

UICFlames.com: What is your intended major?
Cecilia Magos:
  Biological Sciences

UICFlames.com: Talk about the transition thus far from high school practices to college practices.

Cecilia Magos:  I think the big difference is that college practices are a lot more demanding, a lot harder and faster paced.

UICFlames.com: To date, what have been your biggest accomplishment and/or moment in regards to soccer?
Cecilia Magos:
I went to high school in the city, where city championships are a big deal so being able to win those championships were one of the best things.

UICFlames.com: What are your thoughts toward being the first women to ever play on a UIC women’s soccer team?
Cecilia Magos:
  I think it’s exciting. We get to start a new program, set the rules and initiate everything.

UICFlames.com: How has it been getting to know your teammates on and off of the field?
Cecilia Magos:
  It’s been a lot of fun. After the first couple of weeks of practice, we all became a lot closer and are always together.

UICFlames.com: How excited are you to play for coach Rigby?
Cecilia Magos:
  I’m excited. He is a really good coach. I think the next couple of years is going to be a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.


 

 

UICFlames.com: From what you have seen in practices, what do you think your team’s philosophy will be?
Cecilia Magos:
  To work hard and stay consistent. We want to continue to be able to challenge one another.

UICFlames.com: What would you say is you biggest strength that you bring to the team?
Cecilia Magos:
  I like to be more creative. Adding my creativity to all of the other talents on the team creates a nice blend.

UICFlames.com: What do you see as some of the teams’ strengths?
Cecilia Magos:
  Our unity. We know that it’s a team sport and if we are able to play together, we will be able to win together.

UICFlames.com: How do you plan to improve your game by the time the season begins next fall?
Cecilia Magos:
  Of course, working out over the summer and I also plan to play with my club team and stay fit.

UICFlames.com: By the time you graduate from UIC, what impact do you hope to make both on and off the field?
Cecilia Magos:
  Hopefully by the time I graduate, we would have won a championship. I just want to make a memorable mark, something that people will remember for the program.

UICFlames.com: Now that you are living in downtown Chicago, what has been your favorite experience so far not relating to soccer?
Cecilia Magos:
  It’s really convenient to be able to take the bus or the train anywhere. There are always new things that I find.

UICFlames.com: When you are not playing soccer, or in class, what do you like to do in your free time?
Cecilia Magos:
  I like to hang out with my friends or go home and relax with my family.

 

 

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