Charlotte, NC - Head Coach Matt Hisler announces Asmira Garcia as the next member of the 2020 recruiting class for JWU Charlotte Women's Soccer.
Garcia comes to Charlotte from Dumfries, Virginia where she played for Potomac Senior High School. The centerback captained the Varsity Girls Soccer Team for 3 of her 4 years as a member of the Panthers. In 2018, she was named to the Cardinal All-District Girls Soccer Second Team. In 2018-19, she received the Coaches Award, and in 2019 helped her high school team to win the Good Sportsmanship Award, a county-wide contest that awards the team that is shown no yellow or red cards throughout the season. For club, she played for the Northern Virginia Soccer Club in Manasas, VA. Her NVSC team participated in Club Champions League, and also reached the Virginia State Cup semifinals in 2019.
"The environment and atmosphere of Charlotte is truly unmatched anywhere else. I felt welcomed the first time I stepped foot onto campus, and it felt like home," said Garcia. "After meeting the coaching staff and the players on the team, I felt like I fit in right away and knew that I would love playing soccer here. The connection I had with Coach Matt and Coach Malika made the decision to play even easier; they're both amazing coaches that only want to see me and the team succeed."
Asmira is the daughter of Victor and Thalsidia Garcia and has two siblings, Immanuel and Ismael. She plans to major in Baking & Pastry Arts at JWU. An honor roll student for all 4 years of high school, she finished high school with a 4.36 GPA and was ranked 14th in her class.
"I am excited to welcome Asmira Garcia to our team. An excellent student, she brings a consistent drive and methodical work ethic to our group. Asmira comes from an exceptionally competitive area that has brought us excellent student-athletes in the past, and I am confident that she will continue to raise that bar as she settles into campus life," commented Coach Hisler. "On the field, she has all the tools you look for: outstanding athletic qualities, strong foundation technically, high awareness tactically, and decisiveness. As a leader, Asmira has this presence of calm confidence about her that will spread throughout the field for us. Miss Garcia will be an excellent fit for our university. I greatly look forward to working with her and having her help in building an ideal team environment."