Central’s Moore signs to play soccer at Eastern N.M.
In front of friends, family and coaches Thursday, Central senior Savannah Moore signed her national letter of intent to play soccer at Eastern New Mexico University.
Eastern New Mexico competes at the Division II level and is a part of the Lone Star Conference.
Moore has had a successful career as the starting goaltender for the Warriors during her four years. With her experience she said she thinks she can battle it out at the next level.
“Yeah it feels really good. I know I haven’t had that much competition in high school competing for a spot,” Moore said. “It is going to be good for me to actually compete for a spot on the team.”
When asked about the adjustments she needs to make at the college level, Moore said the speed and intensity of the other players will be the biggest adjustment.
“It is definitely a lot quicker game, more contact, and I am going to have to step it up and compete with girls who have been there for a while,” she said.
Moore wasn’t looking at schools simply for the athletics. She wanted to attend a school that offers great academics along with athletics, the main reason she picked Eastern New Mexico.
“I really like the biology program, I really wanted to go into pre-med,” she said. “That just helped me with making an easier decision, and I looked at the soccer program and it was pretty decent.”
She also said that when she made a visit to the Portales, N.M., campus in November it felt like the place to be.
“I went on a visit in November, worked out with the team and took a tour of the campus,” she said. “Right after I got home I realized that was the place I wanted to be.”
It is an exciting time as Moore prepares for the jump to college, but she knows there is still business to take care of at Central.
“After I get this all out of the way it is all about high school,” she said. “Going out my senior year, I want to go out with a bang, hopefully taking first place in the league and leading us into the playoffs.”