Cape Coral, February 10th 2017 - We, as Florida Gulf Coast Dutch Lions FC, are proud to announce that Keely Cecil is the first player we signed for our Women's team this Summer. FGCDL FC had an interview with Keely Cecil about her soccer history and her expectations for the upcoming season. Keely is now part of our Youth Academy.
FGCDL FC: Who is Keely Cecil?
I am 18 and a junior at Ida Baker high school. We just moved to Cape Coral in May 2016. I was born in Owensboro KY and lived there until the move. I attended Daviess County high school.
FGCDL FC: What soccer experience you bring to the women's team?
I started playing soccer at 4. I played middle school while in 5th and 6th grade, started JV in 7th and 8th grade. I was captain during 8th grade. I was starting varsity player my freshman and sophomore year. This past season I was a starter for varsity team at Ida Baker and was given the opportunity to be captain for some of the games. While in Owensboro, I played several seasons of travel with United Soccer Club. During the offseason, I trained at Sports Tutor doing futsal. Since I have been here, I have trained with the Dutch Lions. In my spare time, I like to listen to music and watch movies."
FGCDL FC: What is your best moment in soccer?
One of my best soccer memories is during a game with Daviess County. As a defender, you don't have as much opportunity to score. I was in front on the goal during a corner kick and was able to put a head on it and score!
FGCDL FC: What do you expect for the upcoming season?
I have not decided on a college, but; I do hope to play wherever I go. I am looking forward to the playing for the WPSL and the think the experience will a great opportunity to better myself and meet new people.
Vincent de Weger, Director of Soccer Operations, is delighted with Keely Cecil as player of our Women's Team: "Keely is an excellent defender who is difficult to pass 1on1 and besides that, she has the communication skills that we search for in a defender. She is a true leader of our oldest girls team in our Youth Academy and I know for sure that she will be a real asset for the team. Keely is our first player but we hope to see more local girls at our try-outs. The 1st try-out is February 24th.
Are you interest in playing for our Women's team? Sign up here for our Try-out on March 12th.