Signing day: Jenks' Kristen Cardano signs with SEC champion Florida
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Jenks soccer player Kristen Cardano could have gone almost anywhere in the country, and she chose one of the best.
Florida's soccer team won the Southeastern Conference championship last fall and went to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Cardano was born in Tampa and has relatives in the Sunshine State and visits regularly.
“I’ve always loved the Gators,” she said.
She also considered Texas and Oklahoma among her top three schools, but when she learned she had an opportunity to play at Florida, it was a done deal.
Members of the Jenks high school soccer team including Lauren Dobratz (left), Mallory Bourgeois, Elizabeth Adams, Kristen Cardano and Elizabeth Keester sign letters of intent to play college soccer. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World